Walmart India today launched B2B e-commerce facilities for Best Price Modern Wholesale members in Zirakpur and Bathinda in Punjab, taking up the number of e-commerce enabled stores to nine.
With this launch, B2B e-commerce is now available in four out of the five Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in Punjab. Members of Best Price stores can now log on to www.bestprice.in, book orders and shop online. The B2B e-commerce offers members virtual access to a wide array of products, and they can purchase products without the need to physically visit the stores. Members also have the option of doorstep delivery, offering them convenience.
Krish Iyer, President and CEO, Walmart India, said, “We are happy to announce the progress of our B2B e-commerce channel as we now launch the e-commerce platform in Zirakpur and Bathinda Best Price Modern Wholesale stores. The overwhelming response that we received from the members has encouraged us to launch the B2B e-commerce platform in seven Best Price Modern Wholesale stores. Due to the convenience of online shopping, our reseller (Kirana) members are glad that they are now able to spend more time in their shops with their customers. We’re excited that we’re consistently meeting our members’ shopping needs and serving them in ways that can help them save money and live better.”
The B2B e-commerce platform is already running successfully in seven Best Price stores (Lucknow, Hyderabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Jalandhar and Ludhiana). Members can navigate the virtual store and place orders at convenience as it is a 24/7 interactive site. In addition to the delivery at their doorsteps, convenient payment solutions help them make faster business decisions. For example, this platform has supported the growth of business for Mr. Satish Kumar Gupta, Best Price Modern Wholesale store member (reseller) from Lucknow. According to him: "The introduction of online shopping at Best Price Modern Wholesale stores is very helpful. It is convenient as the products ordered are delivered to our doorstep which helps us not only save time but money too.” Walmart India is looking to soon launch the B2B e-commerce platform in Amritsar later this month, completing the launch phase in Punjab.
Prior to the launch, various workshops were organized to generate awareness amongst members on this initiative and also to create better understanding about the website navigation, benefits and registration processes. Only registered members of the Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in Punjab would be eligible to transact online. Eligible establishments (resellers, kirana shop owners, hotels, restaurants, caterers and offices and institutions) in the catchment areas can transact only after registering as members. To register and become a member, one can log on to www.bestprice.in.