Flipkart will shut down the eBay India operations on August 14 while shifting the products to its new platform. As reported previously, the company revealed that it will not leave eBay users high and dry if they prefer to buy refurbished things as the company will focus on that category on its new platform. Flipkart has not announced concrete details about its new platform or what it is capable of doing. The company is planning to tap into the market of pre-owned devices. According to a report by MoneyControl, the company has added some details about the switch on the transition page on eBay India.
The page states that eBay will stop accepting any new orders from August 14, 2018, and in addition to that, purchases of less than Rs 250 and more than Rs 8,000 will not be allowed on the platform till the shutdown date. According to the report, users with eBay accounts cannot use their eBay account details to purchase products on Flipkart. Instead, these users will need to make new Flipkart accounts in case they don’t already have an existing Flipkart account to buy or sell products.
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The report also stated that all the products purchased or returned “up to August 14 will be protected by eBay Guarantee”. Users can access their purchase history in the ‘My eBay’, and ‘My PaisaPay’ section on the eBay website.
In the meantime, eBay also announced that it planning to re-enter the Indian market while starting operations from scratch. eBay added that it will focus on “cross-border trade” to differentiate itself from the existing players such as Amazon India, and Flipkart. This announcement came almost a year after the company sold its India operation to Flipkart and months after it announced to end the partnership with the company.