13 April, 2016, Bangalore: Adding one more feather to its cap, Flipkart will begin nationwide sales of two-wheeler through its platform from next month. To begin with, the company will be showcasing the entire range of TVS Motor’s motorcycles and scooters.
Flipkart has already been running a pilot of this service in the city of Bangalore and after success of the pilot model; it is planning to roll out the service for the other parts of the country. As per the company plans, currently, it will showcase the products of TVS Motors and after two to three months, it will include the products of other brands as well.
Elaborating on the company’s plan, Adarsh Menon, Vice-President, Electronics And Automobiles, Flipkart said, “We had launched the automotive category in April 2015 by commencing sale of auto accessories on our platform. We have witnessed 600 per cent year-on-year growth in sales of auto accessories and auto electronics. In two-wheelers we did a pilot with TVS Motor in Bengaluru and will start sales nationwide next month. All major two-wheeler brands would be on our platform shortly.”
Apart from two-wheelers, company is also planning to include passenger vehicles of Mahindra and Mahindra on to its grid. The arrangement to sell passenger vehicles online with M&M started with the KUV100, which was launched earlier in January this year. Flipkart said that the response to the vehicle has been enthusiastic, making room for further interventions in the passenger vehicle space. Flipkart declined to disclose the number of Mahindra KUV100s sold online, reports ET.