With the government’s decision not to extend the February 1 deadline to comply with the revised norms relating to FDI in e-commerce, online shoppers will have to contend with reduced selection, higher prices and disrupted customer experience while sellers will be unable to source wholesale merchandise at scale as e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon grapple with compliance.
“There are bound to be many slip-ups and non-compliance issues on the part of e-commerce marketplaces as they will not be able to re-orchestrate their operations with partners and vendors in such a short turnaround time. As a result, they could suffer interim losses of 25-30 per cent at the minimum. Above all, its a spirit dampener for global investors who will be chary of investing in India,” observed Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst, Greyhound Research.
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