Have you come across or heard of the Flipkart platform before? If you haven’t then you need to read this article from the beginning to the end. In the course of this article, I will be revealing to you what this platform is all about. The way we now shop entirely, locally or internationally has now been revolutionized. There is now a movement and if you don’t move with it you will be left behind.
Do you know that people no longer have to go to retail outlets or malls in order to get what they want? Of course, people still make use of malls and retail outlets, but there is a way that is better than having to leave your homes before you can shop. This new form of shopping is known as eCommerce. Ecommerce simply refers to online commerce or online shopping.
With online shopping, people can now not only shop online but hey still get the goods bought online delivered to their homes. With this form of shopping, convenience is guaranteed. All you have to do is to go online with your internet-enabled device, mobile or desktop, visit an eCommerce platform and start shopping.
After shopping, process your payment and voila, the goods get delivered to your doorstep. Isn’t that great? Yes, it really is. If you haven’t made use of an online e-commerce platform before, you really need to try it out and this is where Flipkart comes in.
How Flipkart Work
There are lots of eCommerce platforms in the world today that directly help with online shopping and Flipkart is one of them. It is, in fact, one of the best and most visited eCommerce platforms in the world. This e-commerce or online market platform works in a similar fashion as other e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, and others.
To understand the platform better here is a brief history of it. Flipkart is an India-based eCommerce platform. This platform is based in Bengaluru, India. It was founded in the year 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. Just like Amazon, the platform’s main focus was on book sales. It later expanded into sales of other categories such as groceries, lifestyle, home electronics and appliances, fashion and so much more. In August 2018, Walmart purchased a 77% controlling stake in Flipkart for a whopping 16 billion USD, thereby increasing its initial value to 20 billion USD.
To make any form of business on the Flipkart platform you need to have a registered account. With this account on the platform, you can buy or sell with ease. To create a Flipkart account, follow the steps below;
- Launch the app on your device or go to flipkart.com on your desktop device.
- Click on the sign-up button on the Flipkart homepage.
- On the sign-up page, enter your mobile number and click on continue.
- You will be sent an OTP to the number you entered. Enter the OTP in the verification box to verify your number.
- Choose a password that is a minimum f six digits.
Congratulations! You have just created a Flipkart account successfully.
This online market platform also has an app. With this app, you can easily shop on the go and also have your goods delivered to you wherever you are. This app can be gotten on most if not all mobile devices. It can be gotten on android, iOS, and Windows mobile devices. On Android devices, it can be downloaded from the Google play store, while on iOS devices it can be downloaded and installed from the apple app store. To download and install this app on your device follow the steps below;
- On your device go to the app store.
- Search for the Flipkart app using the search bar.
- Tap on the install tab next to the Flipkart app from the search results.
The app will be downloaded and installed immediately on your device.