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India and its gradually increasing ever competitive B2B online shopping portals
Walmart, an American multinational retail corporation, which already owns stores across eight states in India in a joint venture with Bharti Retail, is all set to launch an e-commerce platform in other India cities such as Lucknow and Hyderabad in the coming month. This initiative will support the business-to-business e-commerce services and fuel its sales power as well. The Walmart is estimated to be valued at USD 50 billion by 2020.

In April, the world's largest retail store announced the opening of more than 50 wholesale outlets across India and started selling products to small shopkeepers also. The services will be available to its trading members only. The products won't be sold to consumers directly.

Krish Iyer, Chief Executive Officer of Walmart, India, according to various media reports claimed that Walmart will focus only on e-commerce services. He also mentioned that its wholesale stores, which are currently providing services to those who reside within a 20km radius only, and the e-commerce services will double the radius than before.

But there are many other companies, which are in the sector of e-commerce and providing their business-to-business services to the people across the nation. Big Bazaar represents one such example, a hypermarket, which caters to people with their need. This wholesale store claims to sell the best products at cheap reasonable prices. This online shopping website deals with furnishing, utensils, crockery, cutlery, sports goods etc.

The other online website in e-commerce sector is Spencer Retail owned by RPG Group. This 'First Food' format has a chain of retail stores in West Bengal. The retail store deals in food, apparel, fashion, electronics, lifestyle products, music and books.

MORE from Aditya Birla Group, which made its debut with their portal, deals with electronic items, accessories, home appliances etc of 42 major brands. Q shop from Sahara India has also tried its luck in business-to-business sector. Both of the above mentioned enterprises come in the same category, giving tough competition to the rest of online selling portals.

There are the renowned online selling portal cum distributors, which are contributing in the growth of online shopping in India. Each portal claim to provide its customers with branded products on reasonable price, but sometimes these portals are condemned for their bad services too. Its pretty tough to say which portal is best to opt for. But longer period of sustainability on the site can resolve out this theory. They provide you with their services at your door step and attempt to crack their scheduled target.

The existence of these portals have made people's life easier. They can shop around or deal from their home only. Some online websites such as Myntra and Jabong also provides a facility of exchange of product within 30 days or on the same day, if the customer doesn't like the product or find it unfit for themselves.

The variety of products and certain percentage of discount on products fetch more consumers. People shop online as they find it more comfortable than loitering outside as it is more time consuming. The popularity of any portal depends upon the services provided.

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