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Firms face pressure to offer deep discounts if they sell online: CCI study

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Veena Mani New Delhi
The Competition Commission of India (CCI), the anti-trust watchdog, has said in a study that firms that use online platforms to sell their services or products have to face pricing pressure from the marketplace provider. 

The CCI did a study on e-commerce platforms in India in various sectors to understand how anti-competitive activity worked in the new economy space. It studied food delivery, hotels, and goods like mobiles sold online. These findings of this study were released at a workshop on e-commerce it organised. The study marked that 28 per cent of the revenue of food platforms were online and with

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 3:29 PM IST

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