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ShopClues launches India’s first Online WholeSale Marketplace

ShopClues.com, India’s first and largest fully-managed, online marketplace today opened the doors to its Wholesale marketplace.

PRLog - March 15, 2014 - CONNAUGHT PLACE, India -- New Delhi, 14th March 2014: ShopClues.com, India’s first and largest fully-managed, online marketplace today opened the doors to its Wholesale marketplace. ShopClues is the first e-commerce company in India to offer an online platform for wholesale transactions. This new platform will be the part of the main ShopClues.com site.

While the ShopCluesWholeSale Marketplace gives buyers the benefit of purchasing bulk quantities at very attractive wholesale prices, it gives hundreds of wholesale merchants an avenue to take their business online for buying or selling. So, instead of simply listing their wholesale merchandise on an online directory, merchants can now get their own branded online storefront and buy-now facility, backed by ShopClues’s award-winning technology, marketing, merchandizing, cataloguing, payment, fulfilment and customers support services. All the items bought and sold in ShopClues Whole Sale are also covered by ShopClues’s Buyer Protection Policy, which is India’s best money back guarantee program.

“The ShopCluesWholeSaleMarketplace is a novel concept for Indian ecommerce, but we see it as our next logical step after successfully building our merchant-to-consumer business. As India’s largest online marketplace, ShopClues gives the assurance of wide variety and high quality products at lowest possible prices to wholesale buyers. We expect to get maximum response for products and brands that have strong appeal in tier 2/3 cities, so that small merchants can buy products from Shopclues and sell them in their local markets,” says Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues.com.

Last year, we launched the Official Brand Stores and the National Retail Heritage initiative. With the launch of ShopCluesWholeSale, we continue to give our customers and merchants more choices for marketplace shopping formats, added Sanjay.

To participate in ShopCluesWholeSale, buyers have to register for the Clues Club membership and must be willing to purchase minimum 10 numbers of a product from any of the categories such as computers, mobiles, storage devices, electronics, perfumes, home décor items, kitchenware, auto accessories, etc.  As a limited period offer, the Clues Club annual membership fee of Rs.999 is waived off for the first year, for members registering before 31st December 2014.

“ShopCluesWholeSale is a phenomenal opportunity for the 15 million small and medium businesses in India who buy and sell something for living, as well as for our retail customers and enterprises who can benefit from the wholesale prices offered on bulk quantities. Already, more than 20,000 people have registered for the Clues Club membership, which is pre-requisite to participate in ShopCluesWholeSale,” says Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, CMO & Co-founder, ShopClues.com.

ShopClues WholeSale Marketplace offers two formats - minimum order quantity and fixed lot. As a marketplace, ShopClues does not dictate prices and sellers are free to price their wholesale products as they wish. Wholesale buyers can make payments via Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card with options for all the major banks. Further, they can also use ShopClues Gift Certificates for transactions. However, Cash on Delivery is not available for the wholesale products. So, merchants can choose which side of the transaction they want to be – a buyer or a seller or perhaps both.

Given its large base of over 35,000 sellers, the ease of placing orders online, its extensive catalog of +4 million products, secure payment options and robust delivery mechanism, ShopClues expects healthy sales from the wholesale segment too.

About ShopClues.com (http://ShopClues.com): Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is India's first and the largest managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 12k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.

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