Pvt. Ltd., the Indian arm of the American retailer, has brought all its 20
wholesale stores in the country on to its e-commerce platform, enabling small
businesses to place orders online.
will be delivered at the doorstep of members. The 24×7 business-to-business
(B2B) e-commerce platform, www.bestprice.in will provide the same assortment of
products as the brick and mortar stores and will also include a select variety
of fresh fruits and vegetables, Walmart said in a statement.
“It is indeed a significant milestone for us
as all our 20 Best Price Cash & Carry stores go online ahead of plan,”
Krish Iyer, president and chief executive officer of Walmart India said in a
statement. “Offering an omni-channel shopping experience to our members is thus
poised to be a major growth driver for Walmart in India,” he said, describing
India as an “important” market for the company.
launched its B2B e-commerce platform on 1st July, 2014 for members of Lucknow
and Hyderabad Best Price stores, gradually extending it to all. The
initiative has been extended to stores located in Punjab (Amritsar, Bhatinda,
Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Zirakpur), Uttar Pradesh (Agra, Meerut and Lucknow),
Telangana (Hyderabad), Andhra Pradesh (Guntur, Rajahmundry and Vijaywada),
Madhya Pradesh( Bhopal’s two stores and Indore), Maharashtra (Amravati and
Aurangabad), Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Jammu & Kashmir (Jammu), and Rajasthan
kirana shop owners, hotels, restaurants, caterers, offices and institutions can
transact online after registering as members. The company conducted workshops
for registered members to navigate the website and understand the registration
“With the rapid
technology adoption led by the increasing use of devices such as smart phones
and tablets, and access to the Internet through broadband, 3G. We feel very
enthused about our B2B e-commerce platform,” Iyer said.