IT and telecom products traders’ association ADCTA today asked its about 25,000 members across country to stop supplying goods to e-commerce portals and retailers if they sell any product below the price at which they have originally purchased it. Also Read - iPhone 11, iPhone XR up for grab with massive discount on Flipkart Big Saving Days sale
“A few companies namely Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon etc are selling the goods through Internet. In most of the cases, these companies are selling fast moving goods at a much lesser price than purchase price. ADCTA advises dealers/distributors/suppliers to stop supplying goods to online companies in case these companies offer the same product less than purchase price,” ADCTA said in statement. Many technology products such as mobile phones, tablet are available online at lesser price than in retail stores, impacting adversely their business by traders. When contacted an Amazon India spokesperson said: “We are a marketplace. We do not determine prices. Our sellers decide what to sell on our platform and at what price points.” Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins: Pixel 4a, Realme X7, Samsung Galaxy F62, more on discount
A Flipkart spokesperson said: “The prices on our site are decided by our sellers. As a marketplace, we simply facilitate a platform where the sellers can connect with potential customers.” The All Delhi Computer Traders Association Joint Secretary Swarn Singh alleged that some of the retailers have partnered with e-commerce firms to supply them product at prices lesser than product’s landing cost in the country and e-commerce firms bear the differential cost. “We are channel partners. Almost all sales in retail market happens through us. We are aware of landing price of product at customs. ADCTA has written to government agencies to investigate in the matter,” Singh said. Also Read - Redmi Note 10S with Rs 1,000 discount on Amazon sale: Check offer details, new price
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