Even though e-commerce is rampant in the country today, a sizable population of the country is not aware that the concept was first introduce in India in the late 1990's , that Rediff had been trying to capture the Indian market since the year 1999 and that IRCTC was the first company to create a successful e-commerce portal.
Here is the Infographic created by our team to recapitulate India's ecommerce journey, depicted by the important milestones. Check ultimate guide to eCommerce marketplaces
It is only the beginning of the journey as India's small and medium enterprises have just started joining the phenomenon. Do It Yourself eCommerce stores builders like Zepo & Shopify are making it increasingly simpler for SMB's to sell online. We had tremendous feedback on this article : Choosing the Right eCommerce Platform for Your Online Store.
If you also are planning to become a part of India's ecommerce journey by start an online store, you can talk to Software Analyst for the best suggestion and tips.