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Flipkart WiRED 2018 – How the top Business Schools got WiRED for India

In July 2018, WiRED, Flipkart’s flagship campus event for B-schools in India, returned for its second edition. A business case challenge, this year’s competition saw students from all over the country take their shot at increasing online user engagement. Over 1,000 teams from 11 of India’s premium Business Schools put on their thinking hats and submitted over 615 ideas with the potential to decipher this dilemma. Forty nine days into the challenge, and after multiple rounds of evaluation by the WiRED panel members, 9 teams traveled to the Flipkart Headquarters in Bengaluru to showcase their solution to the grand jury. Did any of them crack the problem? Read ahead to find out.
Vishnu Nair
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Flipkart’s eBikes are pedalling for change, one delivery at a time

If you’ve recently spotted a Flipkart Wishmaster delivering orders on a bicycle, rejoice, because you’ve taken a sneak peek into the future of e-commerce. Having started out as a tiny pilot project in Mumbai in 2017, Flipkart continues to add more eBikes to their delivery fleet every month. With their sleek, eco-friendly design and smooth performance, Flipkart’s eBikes present a cheaper alternative to motorcycles, with a much smaller carbon footprint. We take a look at the story so far.
Jishnu Murali
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At Hackday 9, Flipsters rack brains to solve problems in Indian e-commerce

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.
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How a human approach to technology is endearing Flipkart to millions

Fourteen percent of all internet users in India — 60 million people — shopped online in 2016. According to a Morgan Stanley report, by 2026 this number will rise to over 50%. As more and more Indians embrace online shopping, Flipkart’s technology with a human touch is helping bolster this shift, shaping digital habits in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace. These customer stories attest to the effort that Flipkart has made in research, development and innovation to deliver technology that understands and serves the unique needs of the Indian customer.
Madhu Karuthedath

Decoding Flipkart Hackday – the untold stories behind Flipkart’s greatest innovations

‘Hack: The act of improvising on a problem, effectively and unconventionally, to derive a temporary or permanent solution.’ While most contemporary definitions of the word might redirect you to similar phrases, for Flipkart the connotation weighs something much more than a prescribed meaning. Something that is especially evident during the Flipkart Hackday events. In this story we hack into history to decode the DNA of this unique culture of innovation in India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, and dive into the pool of codes and ideas that paved the way for Flipkart.