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ONDC-based e-commerce applications likely in the next two years

A consumer searching for the product can see the location of the seller and may opt to buy from the neighbourhood shop that can deliver faster compared to an e-commerce company.

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Once a retailer lists its products or services using the ONDC’s open protocol, the business can be discovered by consumers on e-commerce platforms that follow the same protocol.

Asit Ranjan Mishra New Delhi
The Centre expects a multitude of localised e-commerce applications in Indian languages — coming up in the next two years using the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) architecture — to standardise on-boarding of retailers on digital commerce platforms, thus curbing e-commerce monopolies.

ONDC, pioneered by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), aims to go beyond the current digital commerce model. It will allow the buyer and seller to do business irrespective of the platforms they use.

“To implement any project, it takes three years. We have already spent one year in completing the pilot project. In the

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First Published: Dec 25 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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