& shut shop

Several e-commerce sites have shut recently, casting a gloom over the sector.
Sample, a Mumbai-based e-retailer and, a Bangalore-based online marketplace for Indian handicrafts, have shut shop over the past couple of days. was launched in 2012, while was founded in 2009. Retailer had recently spoken to Aashish Puri, Founder  of, and he had given no indications of a possible winding up of his operations. Puri was not available for comments on the latest development. portal displayed, “Thank you for visiting us and we are not accepting any orders.” It is not known why the website shut.  A number of e-commerce sites have shut recently including Timtara, Urbantouch and Seventymm.