Flipkart partners with FICCI to help small businesses
today Nov 20, 2019
E-commerce major Flipkart has partnered with industry body FICCI to help small businesses across India grow through e-commerce.
Flipkart, in collaboration with FICCI, will organise workshops for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and train them to build their businesses and increase brand visibility.
The first workshop was organised in Ahmedabad. Flipkart aims to host over ten such events across cities such as Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Nagpur and more.
Commenting on the partnership, Kalyan Krishnamurthy CEO of Flipkart Group in a statement said: “Flipkart has always been committed to empowering MSMEs and domestic manufacturers to succeed in India. We aim to create a robust ecosystem to enable this growth, and familiarizing and supporting MSMEs with the benefits of e-commerce is an essential step in this direction. We look forward to partnering lakhs of MSMEs and bring them into the e-commerce fold over the coming months.”
Rajiv Vastupal of FICCI Gujarat State Council added: “E-commerce has the potential to serve and transform the MSME sector. We are pleased to work alongside Flipkart in this initiative, and we are confident of its benefits to MSMEs across India.”
Through these workshops, Flipkart also plans to increase its seller base by partnering with these MSMEs including artisans, weavers, craftsmen and more.
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