Online shopping in India comes with its share of quirks, making it a unique market compared to many others in the world. There is great scope for improvement in the Indian online shopping experience, but to overcome the hurdles, we need India-specific solutions. At Flipkart’s ‘Hackday,’ every idea is welcome and has the potential to make online shopping in India better.
Even as One Flipkart hogs the limelight, history still pervades Flipkart’s humble origins. At 447-C, the house where Flipkart started its journey 11 years ago, Flipsters still convene to conjure up a bit of the old magic
Celebrated Gond and Bhil artists brought together by A Hundred Hands painted an 80-foot tribal art wall mural at Flipkart’s new corporate office, fusing tradition and modernity in a pictorial depiction of a vibrant Indian marketplace. The panoramic wall mural is a surefire conversation starter. And just as well, because marketplaces begin as conversations.
During The Big Billion Days sale, one of Flipkart’s biggest warehouses transforms in sheer scale and activity to meet the deluge of orders. We bring you never-before-seen photos from the heart of the supply chain - the Flipkart warehouse.
In 2007, by the grace of its genial landlord S M Fathaulla, Flipkart moved into a two-bedroom apartment-turned-office space in Bengaluru’s Koramangala neighborhood. Relive the story of #447-C - Flipkart’s first office.
Supplying 12,000 cups of tea every day to Flipkart offices, Mohammed Imran is the vital refuel agent for Flipsters. His association with Flipkart is almost as old as the company itself, and to say that he is the cup of joy in the lives of thousands of Flipsters is an understatement. Imran has spent the better part of a decade crafting his extraordinary success story. Read this heartening account of how determination, resourcefulness and earnestness can triumph any adversity.
By integrating people with disabilities into its workforce with its novel Ekartians with Different Abilities (eDAB) program, eKart has not just created an empowering workplace culture. It has sent an emphatic message to the world. Meet the differently abled Wishmasters at eKart.
Pokhran is famed as the birthplace of India’s nuclear program. This sleepy desert town in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district is enclosed by the sands of the Thar, and its people — both locals and émigrés — paint a picture of resourcefulness, tenacity, and a true passion for online shopping. Another heartwarming customer story from our Digital India series
For some customers in Bengaluru who shopped on Flipkart in 2016, opening the door to receive their deliveries became an experience to remember. In an innovative move that brought gender equality, women’s empowerment and equal opportunity to the doorstep, these customers discovered that their orders were delivered by a woman Wishmaster (delivery executive). A confident woman dressed in a t-shirt and trousers handed over their wishes, with a smile and a sparkle in her eye. This is the story of Flipkart’s Project EVA, an innovation that aims to empower women in the supply chain industry by proving that no workplace and no job description is an all-male bastion.
Words can break barriers, create bonds, connect strangers, and even script a change. Saurabh Sharma’s bestselling novel has done all this and more. Armed with qualities of ruthless tenacity, innovation and thinking big — values that every Flipster strives to live by — Saurabh has written his own success story