Small trade associations that were against FDI in e-commerce in India will soon start selling via e-commerce platform eBay India, reports Business Standard. The list of small trade associations that have agreed to use the platform recently include Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Engineering Export Promotion Council, GJEPC (Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council), Jaipur Jewellers Association, Delhi Hindustan Merchantile Association, Eastern UP Exporters Association, Gurgaon Chamber of Commerce, Tirupur Exporters Associations, Surat Diamond Association, District Industries Centre, Thrissur and Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce. These traders told the publication that they prefer eBay as it is only a marketplace and does not compete against them (like Flipkart does with WS-Retail). Turns out eBay India approached these traders, which is why they have signed up for the service, instead of joining other marketplaces such as Snapdeal or Amazon. eBay had started focusing on offline brands in 2012, and had started by on-boarding…
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