Bengaluru, September 3: E-commerce platform giant Flipkart has recently launched operations of its digital business-to-business marketplace, aiming to connect local manufacturers with retailers. With the launch of Flipkart Wholesale's B2B platform, Flipkart aims to bring the entire wholesale marketplace at their fingertips.

Issuing a statement, Senior Vice President and Head of Flipkart Wholesale -- Adarsh Menon -- said, "With the strong capability within the group in B2B, we will focus on meeting the needs of kiranas and MSMEs by providing these small businesses a wide selection at significant value, powered by technology to make their lives easier."

Adding more, he said, "Whether in grocery, general merchandise or fashion, these businesses will have one-stop access to an extensive selection of products with attractive schemes and incentives." Menon stated that Flipkart Wholesale is currently available for fashion retailers, especially footwear and apparel, in Gurugram, Delhi and Bengaluru. However, Flipkart is planning to expand the platform to Mumbai as well.

Meanwhile, Head of Flipkart Wholesale stated that e-commerce is planning to the new platform to 20 more cities and in categories such as home and kitchen and grocery by December 2020. It is also aiming to rope in over 300 strategic partners and has over two lakh listings in two months.

Apart from this, the business-to-business (B2B) platform will enable the onboarding of 50 brands and over 250 local manufacturers in the coming days. Through this platform, kiranas, resellers and MSMEs will have access to the easy credit facility. The company statement said that platform, will provide a wide range of assured quality products, micro-market level B2B and B2C insights from the Flipkart ecosystem and an easy order tracking facility.