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Deep discounting not part of ease of doing business, govt tells e-tailers

Expect no leniency on this in coming policy, say senior officials

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‘Deep’ discounting has been a constant complaint of traders and offline (traditional) selling entities

Subhayan ChakrabortyKaran Choudhury New Delhi/Bengaluru
Being allowed predatory discounting and a conducive business environment are not the same thing, the government plans to make this clear to digital commerce entities. In the e-commerce policy it is preparing, this point will be underlined, said sources in the commerce ministry.

‘Deep’ discounting has been a constant complaint of traders and offline (traditional) selling entities. 

“E-commerce players keep saying that the business environment needs to improve; it should be more open, so that more foreign investment comes in. But when you do a deep dive, their main bone of contention is around the discounts and sales they hold,

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First Published: Oct 28 2019 | 5:32 PM IST

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