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Hopeful the Budget will boost e-commerce sector
Implementation of the Goods and Service Tax will definitely help e-commerce but the implementation dates are more than a year away.
Ashish Jhalani

Ashish Jhalani

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Ashish Jhalani


The Budget did not have any major initiatives for the e-commerce sector but a few announcements will hopefully contribute to the sector's growth.

Power and roads infrastructure investment will help e-commerce companies reach to a customer base which is unserviceable today. This will help boost growth of the industry.

Incentives for credit and debit card transactions will also propel growth of the e-commerce industry, which at times is limited by the dependence on cash on delivery.

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The Budget has announced several investments to promote entrepreneurship, start-ups, and skilling. Announcements such as setting up of "SETU" will substantially promote the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Also, implementation of the Goods and Service Tax will definitely help e-commerce but the implementation dates are more than a year away. 

(The author is founder, E-Tailing India and the Indian School of eBusiness)

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