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Infibeam’s Buildabazaar Extends Its DIY eCommerce Platform To Travel Segment

E-commerce company Infibeam has now extended its self-service e-commerce backend platform BuildaBazaar to travel segment, allowing travel agents to setup their own travel e-commerce stores.

The service will allow store owners to access travel inventory from various travel industry partners including flights, hotels and buses and earn commission for each booking made on their site. In addition, store owners can also add their own local travel inventory and focus on specific tours and packages depending on the season and the location.

Packages: The service is currently available in different monthly packages starting at Rs 1000 Silver plan for a basic e-commerce store for individual agents, going up to Rs 2500 Gold plan for businesses and a custom platinum plan for corporates. There is also an initial setup fee of Rs 35,000 and Rs 70,000 in case of Silver and Gold plans respectively. Expectedly, the seller commission also varies based on the plan, while the silver plan offers 3% commission on airline bookings and 5% on other travel bookings like Hotel, Bus, Car rental; the gold plan offers 5% commission on airline bookings and 7% on other travel bookings like Hotel, Bus, and Car rental.

Started in May 2011, Buildabazaar is a self-service e-commerce platform which allows businesses to create their own web stores, upload their own product catalog, organize their merchandise, make their own PG (payment gateway) integration, track orders and sell it on Infibeam.com and Infibeam Affiliate stores in addition to their own private stores. In addition, it also allows business to sell Infibeam products on a commission basis.

Infibeam had claimed that more than 10,000 stores had been setup on the platform as of April 2012, including the recently launched Airtel Shop and prominent offline retailers like The Mobile Store, Crossword, Hidesign among others.

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Other PlayersMartJack offers a multi channel retailing solution to retailers, manufacturers and other businesses, to build and manage their web stores easily. It had recently launched integrated solutions for sellers to list on Amazon’s Junglee.com and had claimed that this solution is used by more than 2000 online stores across India, US and the UK, including Videocon, Next Retail, Gitanjali Group, Olive Telecom, BaseCamp among others.

Besides this, there is Amadeus India which offers a travel e-commerce platform and e-commerce solutions and Bigraja which offers an E-Commerce and shopping cart software and branded online store fronts

With Inputs from Aman Rai

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