Ecommerce majors including Flipkart, Reliance Retail and Amazon are in talks to join the country’s ambitious Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), even as the network’s pilot programme to on-board kiranas and small and medium businesses, gets underway in Bengaluru and four other Cities.
Flipkart’s logistics arm Ekart and Reliance Retail-backed Dunzo have integrated with ONDC for logistics services while PhonePe, which is also owned by Flipkart and Walmart, is joining the network and is in advanced stages of integration. Paytm is already a part of the network. The bigger ecommerce players have indicated to ONDC that they will support it. Besides tapping into new users, this will also enable platforms with sizable B2B verticals to tap into the seller side of ONDC network to supply goods.
Source: The Economic Times