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India's first-ever Online Fashion Week begins today on ShopClues.com

New Delhi, May 2: Get ready to refresh your closet this summer with the fashionable yet affordable apparel, footwear and accessories available at ShopClues.com as it announces India's First ever "Online Fashion Week"starting today May 2, 2014. ShopClues, India's first and largest managed market place brings exciting new trends and fashion themes this season. The unique lifestyle initiative "ShopClues.com Fashion Week"will feature extensive range of styles you can flaunt this summer. The collection will range from Beach wear, Retro, Global Fashion, Prints, Monochromes, Mini India, Neons among others. No matter what the occasion - a cocktail party, festival, corporate event or just regular everyday-wear - the collection has something to offer for everyone. ShopClues brings together an assortment of themes in fashion apparels ranging from Retro to Printed to Colour Spectrum.  The ShopClues Fashion Week will show case a wide variety of clothing, footwear and accessories throughout the week. Each day will feature different themes and showcase a rich catalogue offered by a number of merchants.

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, Co -Founder and Corporate Vice President (Marketing & Merchandising) said "We crafted the idea of the first ever Online Fashion Week at ShopClues.com to give our customers the real pleasure of possessing high end fashion wear at pocket friendly prices. The SFW will feature an extensive range of garments and accessories across various brands selected specially for the summer season. Over XXX merchants have registered for this online festival and we are certain that our consumers will be delighted at this initiative"

The Fashion Week will feature:
Day 1, May 2nd : Cosmo Accent
Day 2, May 3rd : Print-A-Licious
Day 3, May 4th :Beach Wear
Day 4, May 5th : Retro Vibes
Day 5, May 6th : Colour Chemistry
Day 6, May 7th : Monochrome
Day 7, May 8th : Ethnic Vogue
The price range for an all new fashionable you begins from
Rs.199, and accessories starting at Rs.50 only.

For more Info - http://www.shopclues.com

ShopClues to leverage India Post delivery network

Largest online marketplace ties up with countrys foremost delivery network 

New Delhi, October 15, 2014:ShopClues.com,Indias largest horizontal player in non-standard categories has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India Post for parcel delivery across a network of destinations serviced by 1.5 Lakh post offices in the country. The initiative empowers the 75,000 merchants selling over 10.5 million SKUs on the ShopClues site to reach out to customers in the remotest corners of India.

Speaking about this association, Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues said, "Were a marketplace for the masses and nearly 65% of our customers and merchants are based in the non-metros or tier 2/3 towns. With the widest delivery network in the country, India Post will definitely be a significant partner in our logistics operations. On a peak day, ShopClues services over 85,000 orders and with this tie-up, we expect to improve our offering for customers across 25,000 pin codes."

John Samuel, Member Postal Services Board said, "India Post is no longer what it was and is going through a period of profound change. In the last few years, the post office is reinventing itself to provide services that fit into the requirement of all e-commerce players. I am very glad that the Department of Posts and ShopClues.com have signed a statement of intent about the strategic business relationship that both the companies will take forward."
ShopClues initially had a local tie up with the Department of Posts whereby they would pick up their products only from their fulfillment centers. However, post this MOU, ShopClues and India Post have now associated with each other on a national level.

The portal provides best-in-class fulfilment services to its merchants called ShopClues Velocity, which picks, packs and ships the ordered products while merchants concentrate on the task of selling. In its continuous attempt to improve operational efficiency and to provide the best services to its customers and merchants, ShopClues had recently launched its Decision Support System (DSS) at the back-end that enables the automatic selection of the most suitable courier partner for delivering a product.




ShopClues announces 'Make in India initiative as a part of Diwali Campaign

New Delhi, October 10, 2014:ShopClues.com,Indias largest horizontal player in non-standard categories has launched a 'Make in India initiative as a part of its festive season campaign. This initiative will include a cross-category catalog of Indian brands and products manufactured in the country.

The 'Make in India initiative draws inspiration from the hugely popular campaign driven by our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and it aims to support local manufacturers, craftsmen, small and medium enterprises and sellers hailing from tier 2/3 towns in the country. The catalog will include popular Indian brands such as Bombay Dyeing, Nayasa, Micromax, Airtel, Lotus, Himalaya among others. It will have an extensive range of Khadi products, Indian sweetmeats, all well as a wide range of products in non-standard categories such as Fashion, Footwear, Home & Kitchen, Beauty, etc.

Speaking about this initiative, Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CMO said, "ShopClues is a marketplace for the Indian masses -it is a true reflection of how India likes to shop. Our strength is in introducing innovative retail formats on our platform to delight our customers. Through the Make in India initiative we intend to turn the spotlight on the numerous local manufacturers and small traders within our vibrant community of over 75,000 merchants and provide them a platform to gain pan-India reach, so they can participate actively in the countrys retail revolution."

ShopClues pioneering initiative -the National Retail Heritage (NRH) -will also be a part of the Make in India gamut. This unique offering brings the best merchandise from Indias iconic markets like the ethnic weaves of Surat, Jaipur jewelry, electronic goods from Nehru Place in Delhi, textiles from Tirupur, Lucknows Chinkari, and many more.

Along with the slew of other special festive offers, the 'Make in India catalog will also have heavy discounts of up to 80% ranging across categories such as Electronics, Mobiles, Home & Kitchen, Apparel, Sports, Health & Nutrition etc.




Prep up for the festive season with the online Diwali Flea Market only at ShopClues

New Delhi, October 7, 2014:ShopClues.com,Indias largest horizontal player in non-standard categories is launching a Diwali Flea Market starting on the 8th of October, 2014. This flea market would be live every Wednesday until the last week of October.

The Flea market will be an online marketplace that brings together a curated collection of the typical Diwali Mela products such as candles, diyas, LED lights, decoration stuff, home decor, crackers and other Diwali-related knick-knacks. In addition, the Flea Market will have a wide assortment of clothing, footwear, jewelry, home & kitchen items, fitness equipment, puja items, small appliances, auto accessories, PC peripherals, etc.

Speaking about this initiative, Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CMO said, "ShopClues is very proud to be a marketplace for the Indian masses. Endorsing the spirit of the festive season, we have created the Diwali Flea Market as the one-stop shop for all Diwali needs. The variety of products in this catalog is unparalleled in the online space. And its key attraction is the value-pricing that customers will find hard to resist! "

The Diwali Flea Market borrows from the legacy of ShopClues popular weekend sale -the Sunday Flea Market, where you can shop from an assortment of low-priced products that are bought on impulse.  With over 75,000 merchants from all corners of the country, ShopClues strength lies in offering the widest collection of products at best possible prices. The prices of all the products in the Diwali Flea Market will be kept at 'Shagun prices such as Rs 11, 21, 51, 101 etc. On the last Wednesday of October, ShopClues will have a stock out sale in which they will sell all the products under this at close to 50% discount.




Riding on a growth wave, ShopClues.com plans to double its workforce this fiscal

Aims to make 500 Recruitment across ranks by the end of the year

New Delhi, October 6, 2014:ShopClues.com,Indias first and largest managed marketplace, has announced plans to double its headcount by the end of this fiscal. As a part of its expansion policy and in an attempt to meet the overall growing demand on its platform, the leading e-commerce merchant is hiring across ranks and aims to complete 500 recruitments by the end of the year.

Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder of ShopClues.com, said, "We, at ShopClues, focused on first establishing a wide presence across India and becoming the preferred destination for the Indian way of making purchases. Now, we are instituting several measures to expand our visibility and for organic growth. The revamped hiring measures have been undertaken to efficiently meet the growing consumer demand we are witnessing on a daily basis."

ShopClues.com has already hired 150 new employees in the last quarter and will continue intensive hiring in the upcoming months. Recruitments are being made across the country and from the top league of B-schools including the IIMs. Currently, the work strength at ShopClues.com stands at 500 plus.

The marketplace has been attracting superlative talent thanks to its employee-friendly work environment. Human Resource Policies such as Flexi-timing, liberal leave policies; ample reward and recognition opportunities along with an incentive to identify your own major projects, have played an important role in the high retention rates so far. Another particularly attractive aspect of working at ShopClues.com is the training and development initiatives that are undertaken which contribute immensely to the individual growth of the employees.




ShopClues maiden ad firmly positions it as marketplace for the masses

Reinforces proposition of offering widest selection of products at lowest-possible "wholesale rate"

New Delhi, September 22, 2014:ShopClues.com,Indias largest horizontal player in non-standard categories has launched its first-ever TV Commercial, conceptualized and created by Enormous Brands. The TVC ably highlights the online retailers value proposition of being the ultimate destination for a wide variety of products available at wholesale rates.
Having gained a firm foothold in the market in a short span of 3 years, ShopClues is counted among the top 5 marketplaces in India, and is now focusing on growth and differentiation in its offerings. The company recently unveiled its new logo to reflect its strong market position with 15 million monthly visitors, over 9 million products and more than 75,000 merchants on its platform. Its website and mobile app have been revamped to a savvier user interface and experience (UI/UX). ShopClues now aims to communicate its vision through a creative ad campaign. In its 2.5-year run, the marketplace has built a sizable business, significant market-presence and a salient e-commerce brand solely by leveraging the digital platform. It is taking the next logical step by introducing a mass-media campaign for greater customer outreach.

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, Co-Founder, ShopClues.com, said, "We nurtured the brand by first establishing a formidable presence in India before unveiling our market position. In the current quarter, we are eyeing a significant milestone - the launch of our first-ever brand campaign which includes a revamp of our desktop and mobile sites, a rebranding exercise with a new logo and other assets, and a TVC supported by extensive ATL and digital initiatives. We hope to tap into new customer pools and diverse markets with our mass-media campaign, as well as further grow our merchant base."

"The essence of the ShopClues campaign is to speak directly to the customer - to engage in a dialogue with him, in a language and context that he will relate too - while communicating our core benefits of value for money and a great selection of products, " she added.

The TVC has been created by Enormous Brands, led by ad-veteran Ashish Khazanchi. It shows a hawker on the street with an over-sized stack of goods on his head shouting, "Wholesale ka Rate...tu kya lega Seth". A man from a balcony calls out to him, picks up a product from the stack and says, "Saara wholesale ka market... theek aapke ghar tak...ek cheez bhi lo toh wholesale rate pe." As he says this, the ShopClues.com logo appears on the screen re-instating its positioning as the only e-retailer in India which delivers the widest range of offerings at wholesale rates regardless of whether a consumer orders one or many products.

The TVC will be launched through a high-frequency build up media plan for about 4-6 weeks with a strong GEC presence, followed by music channels, Hindi news channels, movie channels and youth entertainment channels. The presence will be further extended by implementing sustained edits, content-related innovations and a concerted digital presence which reiterates the positioning of ShopClues.com as the go-to destination for new age customers across tier I, II and III geographies in the country. Watch the new ShopClues TVC




Adcom X28 exclusive launch on ShopClues to delight value-seeking customer

New Delhi, 11th August 2014:ShopClues.com,has exclusively launched the Adcom X28 mobile phone on its site as a special treat for the wide base of young customers who seek variety and value-for-money products. The best-in-class Adcom X28 comes loaded with features at an extremely affordable price and is ideal for ShopClues young and discerning consumer base, the bulk on which lives in the non-metros and tier 2/3 towns across India.
This dual SIM phone comes with a 2.8 inch TFT display. It sports a 1.3 MP camera fulfilling all the digital imaging requirements and has a battery capacity of 1,500 mAh. The handset also comes pre-loaded with WhatsApp and Facebook apps, which will attract young consumers who spend a significant amount of their time browsing and engaging on social media sites.

Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder of ShopClues.com, said, "Mobile phones are pervading the Indian hinterland as the ubiquitous communication device and consumers are looking for handsets that are feature-rich, trendy and yet affordable. At ShopClues, we have also observed a trend where customers are looking for variety and want to frequently change their phone. Adcom has targeted this set of customers in the 15-25 year age group, comprising of first-time phone users as well as those who want to upgrade to a feature phone without burning a hole in the pocket.

According to Sanjeev Bhatia, Founder & Chairman, Adcom, "Our interest is in penetrating deeper into tier II and III markets and only the online medium can give such effective reach and ROI. We are excited about launching the ADCOM X28 on ShopClues.com to tap into its wide customer base and leverage the capability of this platform." The Adcom X28 is now available on ShopClues.com for Rs 1249/-

For more information, you can click on:
http://www.shopclues.com/adcom-cinema-x28-with-whatsapp-and-facebook-white.html




ShopClues deploys Decision Support System for speedy deliveries at lower cost

New Delhi, August 5, 2014:ShopClues.com,Indias first and largest fully-managed online marketplace, announces the deployment of the Decision Support System (DSS) at the back-end that enables the automatic selection of the most suitable courier partner for delivering a product. This intelligent support system will bring tremendous operational efficiency for ShopClues that services over 70,000 peak orders in a day.

This cutting-edge DSS feature has been built in-house by the ShopClues team with the objective of eliminating the inefficiencies involved in manual selection of the courier partner for each order placed on the site. DSS will help in reducing courier costs and delivery time, since the most efficient and cost-effective courier partner will be selected by an automatic process.
"The benefits of the augmented efficiency will be passed on directly to customers resulting in better savings and an enhanced shopping experience for them. It will also induce transparency in selection of the courier partner and will allow improved management of the growing business volume on ShopClues.com," said Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues. "Our network of +12 courier partners delivers to nearly 15,000 destinations across India - which is the largest for any e-commerce site in the country. While the DSS will bring operational efficiency for us, it will allow merchants to offer improved delivery terms to customers on our platform," he added. The systems weighted decision-making method removes the manual intervention in courier selection and arrives at the best-suited courier partner using a pre-defined algorithm. The system will work at the back-end in alignment with ShopClues Velocity, the best-in-class fulfillment service offered to all merchants selling on this platform.

For each order placed on ShopClues.com, the most-suitable courier partner is selected by an automated process on the basis of pin code serviceability, minimum delivery time, minimum shipment cost and the capability to service high-value orders. DSS will also enable better service on high-value orders and reduce the number of cases where an order is returned from the courier hub due to value restrictions.

For each order placed on ShopClues.com, the most-suitable courier partner is selected by an automated process on the basis of pin code serviceability, minimum delivery time, minimum shipment cost and the capability to service high-value orders. DSS will also enable better service on high-value orders and reduce the number of cases where an order is returned from the courier hub due to value restrictions. The system captures the maximum values serviceable, as defined by each courier partner. The DSS will also help ShopClues to handle embargo situations effectively - so, if a courier goes out of service then one can switch them off instantaneously. With this improved efficiency, the patrons of ShopClues.com can look forward to an enhanced experience of shopping from the site.




Now shop at Indias first Online Factory Outlet on ShopClues.com

Popular Brands available at rock-bottom Prices!

New Delhi, 18 July, 2014:ShopClues.com,Indias first and largest fully-managed online marketplace announces the launch of the ShopClues Factory Outlet program. This unique e-tailing format brings the worlds best-loved brands under one roof and offers them at pocket-friendly prices.

Factory Outlets are part of a popular retail format for shoppers in metro cities. Being a true-reflection of offline retail in India, ShopClues has now brought this format online so customers from all across the country can enjoy the experience of shopping at a Factory Outlet. While the programme makes branded goods affordable and accessible for customers, its an ideal opportunity for merchants to clear out off-season SKUs, excess inventory or slow-moving stock by offering these products at heavily-discounted prices. Brand owners, distributors and franchise holders can participate in ShopClues Factory Outlet program to sell their products.

Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder of ShopClues.com, said, "After the success of our innovative retail formats like the Sunday Flea Market, ShopClues WholeSale and National Retail Heritage, we have introduced yet another pioneering initiative in the e-commerce space. The ShopClues Factory Outlet promises to bring aspirational brands within reach for customers in tier 2/3 town."

Some of the popular categories in focus include Fashion, Footwear, Watches, Electronics, Home Furnishing, Sports, among others.

For more Info : http://www.shopclues.com/factoryoutlet




ShopClues launches Cash-Before-Delivery Option for tier 2-3 towns

New Delhi, 20th May 2014:ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest fully-managed online marketplace today announced the launch of Cash-Before-Delivery payment option to serve cash-dependent customers in tier 2-3 towns. The company expects over 25% of its tier 2-3 customers to use the CBD option. Currently, ShopClues gets bulk of its orders from tier 2 and tier 3 towns.
ShopCluess CBD payment option comes in the wake of internal surveys which reveal that this facility will greatly benefit both its existing and targeted customer base. CBD is also targeted at customers who dont use plastic money or are reluctant to pay online for security reasons or are not well-versed with e-payment methods.
To establish a robust CBD network, ShopClues has joined hands with independent partners who have a strong pan-India presence for last-mile connectivity with service centers in all parts of the country including towns like Raipur, Durgh (Chattisgarh), Sonitpur (Assam), Gangtok, Dehradun, Nellore, Guntur, Thanjavoor, Ramnathpuram(TN), etc.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues.com said. "This is yet another innovative payment option from ShopClues that has been devised after robust analysis of customers payment preferences. We realize that most of the growth in e-commerce business will come from non-metros and smaller towns, where the ticket size is low at around Rs. 800-1000 but volumes are higher. With a low penetration of computers in these tier 2-3 towns, Shopclues is seeing a huge chunk of its orders being placed through mobiles, which is approximately 30 per cent on weekdays and goes up to 40 per cent on weekends. Our objective is to achieve greater penetration in small towns, where people have the aspiration and affluence but limited access and ease with technology or online shopping."
ShopClues CBD option is more viable as compared to CoD in tier 2-3 towns and also comes with the added benefit to customers who dont use credit/debit cards or net banking but want to enjoy online shopping. With the launch of CBD option, the company also expects to significantly reduce the number of returns or undelivered goods majorly saving on costs.
A typical CBD transaction flow consists of a customer placing an order online & choosing this option. The order gets registered with ShopClues & partner network gets an alert for the same. The customer then goes to a partner center in his vicinity & makes a cash-payment. Following this the partner center verifies order details in real time & gives transaction update to ShopClues, which then starts the process of dispatching the order.




ShopClues launches Cash-Before-Delivery Option for tier 2-3 towns

New Delhi, 20th May 2014:ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest fully-managed online marketplace today announced the launch of Cash-Before-Delivery payment option to serve cash-dependent customers in tier 2-3 towns. The company expects over 25% of its tier 2-3 customers to use the CBD option. Currently, ShopClues gets bulk of its orders from tier 2 and tier 3 towns.
ShopCluess CBD payment option comes in the wake of internal surveys which reveal that this facility will greatly benefit both its existing and targeted customer base. CBD is also targeted at customers who dont use plastic money or are reluctant to pay online for security reasons or are not well-versed with e-payment methods.
To establish a robust CBD network, ShopClues has joined hands with independent partners who have a strong pan-India presence for last-mile connectivity with service centers in all parts of the country including towns like Raipur, Durgh (Chattisgarh), Sonitpur (Assam), Gangtok, Dehradun, Nellore, Guntur, Thanjavoor, Ramnathpuram(TN), etc.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues.com said. "This is yet another innovative payment option from ShopClues that has been devised after robust analysis of customers payment preferences. We realize that most of the growth in e-commerce business will come from non-metros and smaller towns, where the ticket size is low at around Rs. 800-1000 but volumes are higher. With a low penetration of computers in these tier 2-3 towns, Shopclues is seeing a huge chunk of its orders being placed through mobiles, which is approximately 30 per cent on weekdays and goes up to 40 per cent on weekends. Our objective is to achieve greater penetration in small towns, where people have the aspiration and affluence but limited access and ease with technology or online shopping."
ShopClues CBD option is more viable as compared to CoD in tier 2-3 towns and also comes with the added benefit to customers who dont use credit/debit cards or net banking but want to enjoy online shopping. With the launch of CBD option, the company also expects to significantly reduce the number of returns or undelivered goods majorly saving on costs.
A typical CBD transaction flow consists of a customer placing an order online & choosing this option. The order gets registered with ShopClues & partner network gets an alert for the same. The customer then goes to a partner center in his vicinity & makes a cash-payment. Following this the partner center verifies order details in real time & gives transaction update to ShopClues, which then starts the process of dispatching the order.




Spirituality just a click away @ ShopClues.com

New Delhi, 8th April 2014: ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace, delighted online shoppers yet again with the launch of an innovative category for "Spiritual" products. This dedicated category is very 'Indian in its orientation and is testimony to the fact that spirituality is a way of life even among modern-day Indians. The idea is to offer a holistic assortment of spiritual, religious and divinity products at very attractive prices to the value-seeking Indian.

According to Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues, "We observed a steadily growing demand for icons of spirituality that invoke a sense of well-being in our surroundings -puja items actively purchased around festivals, Vaastu or FengShui products, Zodiac sign jewellery, etc. But, despite the heavy demand, this category is largely unstructured and populated only by very small, local merchants. Shopclues brings several of these suppliers together to offer a rich catalogue of spiritual and divinity products, all under one url !"

Spirituality seekers can find all sorts of Fengshui and holistic products along with Gemstones, Rudraksha, Zodiac Symbolic Jewellery to satisfy their needs. They can also find a wide selection of home decor items, like mandirs, puja thalis, paintings, swastikas, chowkis among others. A special selection of Devotional Music CDs and books is a highlight.

For more Info - http://www.shopclues.com/spiritual.html




ShopClues launches Indias first Online WholeSale Marketplace

New Delhi, 14th March 2014: ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest fully-managed, online marketplace today opened the doors to its WholeSale marketplace. ShopClues is the first e-commerce company in India to offer an online platform for wholesale transactions. This new platform will be the part of the main ShopClues.com site.

While the ShopClues WholeSale Marketplace gives buyers the benefit of purchasing bulk quantities at very attractive wholesale prices, it gives hundreds of wholesale merchants an avenue to take their business online for buying or selling. So, instead of simply listing their wholesale merchandise on an online directory, merchants can now get their own branded online storefront and buy-now facility, backed by ShopCluess award-winning technology, marketing, merchandizing, cataloguing, payment, fulfilment and customers support services. All the items bought and sold in ShopClues WholeSale are also covered by ShopCluess Buyer Protection Policy, which is Indias best money back guarantee program.

"The ShopClues WholeSale Marketplace is a novel concept for Indian ecommerce, but we see it as our next logical step after successfully building our merchant-to-consumer business. As Indias largest online marketplace, ShopClues gives the assurance of wide variety and high quality products at lowest possible prices to wholesale buyers. We expect to get maximum response for products and brands that have strong appeal in tier 2/3 cities, so that small merchants can buy products from Shopclues and sell them in their local markets," says Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues.com.

Last year, we launched the Official Brand Stores and the National Retail Heritage initiative. With the launch of ShopClues WholeSale, we continue to give our customers and merchants more choices for marketplace shopping formats, added Sanjay.

To participate in ShopClues WholeSale, buyers have to register for the Clues Club membership and must be willing to purchase minimum 10 numbers of a product from any of the categories such as computers, mobiles, storage devices, electronics, perfumes, home décor items, kitchenware, auto accessories, etc. As a limited period offer, the Clues Club annual membership fee of Rs.999 is waived off for the first year, for members registering before 31st December 2014.

"ShopClues WholeSale is a phenomenal opportunity for the 15 million small and medium businesses in India who buy and sell something for living, as well as for our retail customers and enterprises who can benefit from the wholesale prices offered on bulk quantities. Already, more than 20,000 people have registered for the Clues Club membership, which is pre-requisite to participate in ShopClues WholeSale," says Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, CMO & Co-founder, ShopClues.com.

ShopClues WholeSale Marketplace offers two formats - minimum order quantity and fixed lot. As a marketplace, ShopClues does not dictate prices and sellers are free to price their wholesale products as they wish. Wholesale buyers can make payments via Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card with options for all the major banks. Further, they can also use ShopClues Gift Certificates for transactions. However, Cash on Delivery is not available for the wholesale products. So, merchants can choose which side of the transaction they want to be -a buyer or a seller or perhaps both.

Given its large base of over 35,000 sellers, the ease of placing orders online, its extensive catalog of +4 million products, secure payment options and robust delivery mechanism, ShopClues expects healthy sales from the wholesale segment too.

About ShopClues.com(www.shopclues.com)
Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 12k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.




ShopClues Introduces Express Checkout Feature

Revolutionary online feature that reduces transaction time by up to 80%
Transactions on site are 10 times faster than on any other ecommerce site in India
Boon for mobile users as it doesnt require them to type extensive details while shopping
New Delhi, 14th February 2014: ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest fully managed online marketplace, has for the first time in India, launched the 'Express Checkout feature. Express Checkout helps ShopClues existing and new customers to place orders in just 2 clicks, thus saving up to 80% of total transaction time.

Express Checkouts exclusive feature picks up stored information about the customers usage pattern and automatically applies it to the Checkout Process. These are details like the customers preferred shipment address, preferred payment type (with the option of storing customer credit/debit card details), available Clues Bucks (reward points) and applicable Coupon Codes (Discount Codes). Customers have the option to disable usage of their Clues Bucks or Coupon Code, even during Express Checkout. For non-registered but frequent customers, Express Checkout automatically picks details from their last transaction on the ShopClues site.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues said "We want our customers to get the best online shopping experience, with minimum transaction time and with maximum security. Customers who access the Internet through mobile devices for online shopping, will find it especially useful since Express Checkout requires very little tying of information. With this feature, users will now be able to shop in 1/4th of the time taken earlier."

About ShopClues.com(www.shopclues.com)
Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 12k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.




ShopClues upbeat about GOSF 2013

New Delhi, 14th December 2013: Continuing with its tradition of offering customers a blend of quality products with attractive discounts, ShopClues.com, Indias first and fully managed marketplace, will participate in Googles Great Online Shopping Festival.

"ShopClues has among the largest selection and lowest prices across participating websites -and weve got a phenomenal response to GOSF so far! Sales are growing at close to 140%, the average order size has doubled and traffic has spiked by over 50% in 2 days. Were excited about the extension of GOSF offers by a day and hope to exit GOSF 13 with traffic and sales up by 4-5 times over our usual numbers," says Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-founder, ShopClues

Popular categories including mobile phones, electronics, home and apparel continue to be top-grossers for ShopClues, with segments like baby products, sports, auto accessories, health & nutrition also getting good traction.

"The charm of online shopping lies in the convenience it offers, extensive selections available and very competitive prices. And GOSF is the perfect platform for taking this message to millions across the country. Our attractive GOSF offers have encouraged a number of first-timers to shop online and our effort is to provide an enjoyable experience for them all…..So no matter who you are, ShopClues has the best deals for you!" he added

"The charm of online shopping lies in the convenience it offers, extensive selections available and very competitive prices. And GOSF is the perfect platform for taking this message to millions across the country. Our attractive GOSF offers have encouraged a number of first-timers to shop online and our effort is to provide an enjoyable experience for them all…..So no matter who you are, ShopClues has the best deals for you!" he added

About ShopClues.com(www.shopclues.com)
ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace. It is fastest growing online market place and has crossed a significant milestone with the ecommerce firm now getting over 40, 000 peak orders in a day. The tremendous growth in order flows in a short span of just 23 months has established ShopClues as a pre-eminent player among ecommerce companies in the country. With over 10 million monthly visitors on the site and more than 3 million products worth Rs.30, 000crore in listed merchandise value, the company has fast emerged as a preferred destination for shoppers.




ShopClues.com records bumper sales during festive season

New Delhi, India, (November 20th, 2013). Riding high on the festive spirit, ShopClues.com, Indias first and fully managed marketplace, has witnessed 55% growth in sales so far in the last quarter of the year. More than half the orders came from non-metro cities as hefty discounts, prompt delivery and the convenience of shopping anytime from their homes attracted customers to ShopClues.
ShopClues offered attractive discounts of up to 75% across product categories with the promise of "Big Range, Bigger Discount and Biggest Savings" at its "Diwali Mega Mall". Fashion and accessories, home décor, laptops, mobile phones and tablets, cameras proved to be the most popular categories. Other categories where sales performance exceeded expectations include electronics and home appliances, auto accessories, kitchenware, perfumes and toys.

"Weve observed a perceivable hike in uptake of Diwali products this year. Shopclues offered the largest collection of Diwali lights and decoration items, which received a very good response. The trend was especially prominent in smaller towns where buyers clearly preferred to shop from the vast variety of products available online than buy from local bazaar," said Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopClues. Festive season specials such as gold coins, jewellery, ethnic-wear, mithai and dry-fruits also found their way easily into shopping carts.

More than half the sales this Diwali came from non-metro cities like Jaipur, Ahemdabad, Pune and Lucknow, with substantial numbers clocking from the likes of Patiala, Rajkot, Ernakulam, Ranchi and Mysore. Buyers from tier 2-3 cities even picked up products from seemingly unconventional categories like gardening implements, fitness equipment, housekeeping and cleaning products, home-theater systems, etc.

Besides the convenience of shopping comfortably from home, the attractive deals and discounts offered by online sites were key drivers for customers. According to Radhika Aggarwal, Corporate VP -Marketing & Merchandising & Co-Founder, "Being sensitive to the macro-environment, the customer today is thrifty and looks for good deals and discounts. Some of our innovative offers in the ShopClues Diwali Mega Mall attracted even new customers to our site, like the steel kitchenware sale or the Bollywood saree sale."

Shopclues recently launched a novel initiative called the National Retail Heritage featuring more than 40,000 products like handicrafts, textile and jewelery, from 10 iconic marketplaces of India, including Agra, Jaipur, Panipat. Lucknow, Ludhiana and Nai Sadak and Nehru Place in Delhi, among others. In the Diwali season, NRH is offering popular sweetmeats from 4 Indian cities -Agras Panchii Petha, Lonavalas Chikki, Rajasthani Soan Papri and Kanpurs Thaggu Ladoo. "ShopClues is a true reflection of how India likes to shop and with this exciting initiative we have brought the Best of India to your doorstep," said Radhika Aggarwal.
In keeping with the spirit of Diwali, ShopClues urged customers to experience the joy of giving by shopping from the special Share a Smile catalog, where 10% of the sale proceeds went to an NGO-Indha.

Sales of gift certificates also saw a spurt this month as several large enterprises placed bulk orders for gifting to their staff. Other interesting trends include the clearly evident rise in the proportion of women-shoppers who are now contributing over 30% to sales. Also ShopClues saw a rise in pre-paid orders even as its affiliates and partner banks like Axis Bank, SBI, HDFC and ICICI offered deeper discounts on their cards.

About ShopClues ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace. It is fastest growing online market place and has crossed a significant milestone with the ecommerce firm now getting over 40, 000 peak orders in a day. The tremendous growth in order flows in a short span of just 22 months has established ShopClues as a pre-eminent player among ecommerce companies in the country. With over 9 million monthly visitors on the site and more than 2.5 million products worth Rs.6100 crore in listed merchandise value, the company has fast emerged as a preferred destination for shoppers.




ShopClues New CEO Reiterates Growth Story

New Delhi, India, (October 15th, 2013). ShopClues.com, Indias fastest growing online market place, has crossed a significant milestone with the e-commerce firm now getting over 35,000 peak orders in a day. The tremendous growth in order flows in a short span of just 20 months has established ShopClues as a pre-eminent player among e-commerce companies in the country. With over 8 million monthly visitors on the site and more than 2.2 million products worth Rs.5600 crore in listed merchandise value, the company has fast emerged as a preferred destination for shoppers.

With major improvements in the user-experience, ShopClues has also gained considerably on the Alexa ranking and is currently the 64th most visited site in India. The fact that the company has been recognised as a Red Herring Asia Top 100 winner this year only reaffirms that ShopClues is well-positioned for growth in the future.

Commenting on achieving this landmark, recently appointed CEO, Sanjay Sethi, said, "We were the 35th entrant in the Indian e-commerce arena - today were among the Top 5 players. We started out as just a small group of like-minded entrepreneurs and today were a strong community of over 19,000 merchants, nearly 500 team-members and millions of customers. Our prowess lies in our robust technology platform, strong management team and persistent customer-orientation in everything we do." Sanjay Sethi is the Co-Founder of the company and has played a key role in growth of ShopClues since its inception in Jan 2011. An alumnus of IIT-BHU and IIT Delhi, Sanjay is recognised as a global expert in e-commerce marketplaces. He has a combined experience of over 18 years in the Internet Product Development space including online marketplaces, online payments and global trade logistics with firms like Ebay and Tradebeam.

Radhika Aggarwal, Vice-President, Marketing & Merchandizing, ShopClues, said, "Weve had an exciting run so far and now, with Sanjay at the helm we look forward to delivering an enhanced shopping experience to buyers and the finest selling platform to merchants."


About ShopClues About ShopClues.com: Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 9k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.




ShopClues appoints Vishal Sharma as Vice President -Strategic New Initiatives

Gurgaon, India, (July 2nd, 2013). ShopClues.com, Indias fastest growing and first and the largest fully managed marketplace announced today the appointment of Vishal Sharma, as the Vice President - Strategic New Initiatives. As VP-Strategic New Initiatives, Vishal will work closely with Sandeep Aggarwal, CEO & Founder and the other core team members as a valuable resource in developing and executing strategic outreach initiatives.

Vishal is a veteran in the industry, with more than 18 years of experience in business development. He has held key leadership positions in established organizations like -GE, Standard Chartered and Indiamart prior to joining ShopClues.

Commenting at this appointment, Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, ShopClues said, "We are very excited about Vishal joining ShopClues. ShopClues has built the largest community of Merchants online and Vishal will help us to take this even to a much larger level and help incubate new categories. India has over 30 SMBs and the main focus for ShopClues. With Vishal looking, we will reach out to more SMBs and bring them online".

He further added, 'With his valuable and extensive experience, I am confident that Vishal will provide significant contribution toward the success and growth of ShopClues and lead our business to greater heights.

"I am very excited to be part of ShopClues. The team at ShopClues is world-class and the company has made tremendous progress in a very short span. I look forward to building on the success and continue developing the business in Indias competitive e commerce industry", said Vishal Sharma.

About ShopClues Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 9k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.




ShopClues.com Launches New Category 'Everything Else with Largest Online Selection

Everything Else Gurgaon, India, (June 28th, 2013). Staying true to its commitment of providing the largest selection of products, categories and brands online to its consumers at the best available prices, ShopClues.com today announced the launch of an entirely new category called 'Everything Else, with thousands of SKUs & dozens of brands. With the launch of this new category, ShopClues now offers it buyers the largest selection of product catalogue across categories, excluding books.

'Everything Else will offer an exclusive collection of products under four specific categories -Geeks; Diva; Stud and Weird. From funky headsets, lighters, posters, mobile and computer accessories, fake bleeding knife and bizzare pendrives, this new category is for consumers who try and invent themselves each day.

Commenting at the launch of 'Everything Else, Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, ShopClues.com said, 'Todays generation always wants something extra which will suit their personality and also offer them a chance to stand out in a crowd. With 'Everything Else we aim to offer products across four categories -Geeks, Diva, Stud and Weird, to suit every persona. There are interesting products at various price points for every buyer.

He further added, In the last 12 months of our operations, we have built the largest community of merchants in India with 11k merchants selling on ShopClues.com. We also offer the largest selection of products across categories, excluding books. With the launch of 'Everything Else we are planning to add on these growing numbers and also continue to provide delight to our buyers and merchants.

At this time, ShopClues has over 2,750+ global & regional brands, thousands of online stores from leading brands/merchants, and 400k+ products or 1.2 million SKUs across 900+ categories.

About ShopClues Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 9k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.




ShopClues hosts a Seller Summit with over 150 merchants attending it

Gurgaon, India, (June 14th, 2013). ShopClues, a managed marketplace, hosted its Seller Summit in New Delhi. Nearly 150 merchants representing over 65 listing categories attended this Seller Summit. The idea behind the Seller Summit was to celebrate the success merchants have achieved on ShopClues marketplace platform, since its launch 18 months back. In January 2012, ShopClues had close to 10 merchants and by end of May 2013, the merchant base reached 10,000 merchants. These 10, 000 merchants operate in nearly 928 listing categories, generating on monthly nearly 300k orders over Rs. 20 crores in gross revenue and M/M growth of 10% to 15%. This was the first time any E-Commerce hosted an event like this for its merchant community.

"Our merchant community has come long way with merchant of all sizes hailing from all States and Union Territories in India (except for Lakshadweep). ShopClues is a marketplace platform that helps small-and-medium merchants to embrace E-Commerce and sell online with their own branded online store at ShopClues, so brining our Merchant community together and celebrate their success made sense for us, " said Devesh Rai, VP Business Development.

"ShopClues has built Indias largest community of merchants that sell online in a managed marketplace environment. It was great to speak with hundreds of merchants about the things that are working well for them at ShopClues platform and getting feedback for the areas where we can improve was a great experience", said Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of ShopClues.com

About ShopClues Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. ShopClues is among the fastest growing E-Commerce destinations in India. Renowned Wall Street Internet analyst Sandeep Aggarwal along with a core team from Silicon Valley founded ShopClues. ShopClues core team has more than 75 years of combined experience in Internet, technology and retail primarily in Silicon Valley with some of the best in breed companies such as Microsoft, eBay, Nordstrom, Oracle etc. More than 7 million people visit ShopClues.com every month and ShopClues has served nearly 9,000 cities, towns and villages in India. ShopClues.com offers nearly 1.2 million SKUs, over 2,750 global & domestic brands, and thousands of online stores from brands or retailer across 900+ listing categories. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors and has 330+ employees in India, based out of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Vadodara.




ShopClues.com launched Official Brand Stores with close to 200 participating brands

Gurgaon, India, (2nd April 2013). ShopClues.com, Indias first and the largest managed marketplace, launched Official Brand Store after more than 12 months of running the program in beta. First Official Brand Store at ShopClues was launched in January 2012 and today the number stand close to 200. Official Brand Store includes brands having their own online store at ShopClues.com or a dealer/distributor specially authorized by the brands to run official brand store at ShopClues.com. Brands like Whirlpool, Videocon, Shahnaz Herbal, Micromax, Sony, Kent RO have their own brand stores at ShopClues.

"While ShopClues has over 2,000 brands sold by 7,000+ merchants including dealers, distributors, franchise holders, and resellers of these 2,500 brands -- the 200 Official Brand Stores at ShopClues is the largest line-up of official brands store online in India", said Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of ShopClues.com.

On one hand India is a low-trust market and on other hand thousand of brands do not have online presence. For buyers, Official Brand Stores means higher trust, great selection, and transparent pricing. For brands, they can focus on brand building and all other things they do for living and leave the hassle of E-Commerce i.e. E-Commerce technology, digital marketing, payments, delivery, and customer support on ShopClues.com.

Here are remarks from some of the brands having their Official Brand Store at ShopClues.

"Ankit Shrivastava, Asst. General Manager at Next Retail India Limited (E-commerce Division of Videocon) said, " Being a part of ShopClues has been great for us. We started a few months back and have been seeing great response."

"We are very excited to be part of ShopClues.com platform. We started our online store at ShopClues a few months back and have been seeing great response, " said Sapna Lohani, E-Commerce Business, Whirlpool Of India Ltd.

"ShopClues gave us an end-to-end solution to start selling online that allows us to focus on our core competencies, It is great to find a company that cares and does the right thing, " said Anuj Seth- Digital Marketing Manager KENT RO SYSTEMS LTD.

Sanjay Kadam, Online sales manager at Jaipan said, "ShopClues.com processes and infrastructure reflect the thought and effort that has gone into every service and process. It doesnt feel like they have been around for just a year. Their infrastructure, support system, back team are best in their category. We are very happy to work with ShopClues.com."

Here is a sample of some of the participating Official Brand Stores

Arrow

HCL

Samsung

Toshiba

Fastrack

Kingston

Nokia

Nokia

Ambrane

Maxima

Sandisk

Titan

Belkin

HTC

Philips

Sunflame

Black and Decker

iball

Moserbaer

Sunnto

Dalmia Continental

Jaipan

Pansaonic

Terracom

Cavin Kare

Inalsa

Park Avenue

The Elephant Company

Citizen

JBL

Sony

Verbatim

Citywalk

Kent RO

Morphy Richards

Wynncom

Ferns N Petals (P) Ltd

Khaitan

Parker

YepMe

Whirlpool

Funktees

Shahnaz Herbal

Ziacom

Videocon

Galileo

Sieko

Zync World

alcatel

Giordano

Molife

Vox

AmazePad

Glen Appliances

Nippo

Swipe Telecom

About ShopClues
Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. ShopClues is among the fastest growing E-Commerce destinations in India. Renowned Wall Street Internet analyst Sandeep Aggarwal along with a core team from Silicon Valley founded ShopClues. ShopClues core team has more than 75 years of combined experience in Internet, technology and retail primarily in Silicon Valley with some of the best in breed companies such as Microsoft, eBay, Nordstrom, Oracle etc. More than 5 million people visit ShopClues.com every month and ShopClues has served nearly 9,000 cities, towns and villages in India. ShopClues.com offers nearly 750k SKUs, over 2,000 global & domestic brands, and thousands of online stores from brands or retailer across 540+ categories. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors and has 225+ employees in India, based out of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Vadodara.




ShopClues raises third round of funding; Nexus and Helion invest

New Delhi, India, (15th March 2013). ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace has successfully completed its third round of funding. In a tough market, the company raised close to $10 million (Rs. 54 crores) from Helion Venture Partners and Nexus Venture Partners. Nexus Venture Partners had previously led the Series A investment in the company in Feb 2012. With this round, ShopClues.com has raised over $15 million in capital so far. Anup Gupta from Nexus had joined the board last year, which has now been expanded with Sanjeev Aggarwal from Helion.

ShopClues has a line-up of world-class investors. Series B investors include top VC firms Helion and Nexus and also a leading Japanese Internet company. In Feb 2012, the company had raised Series A from Nexus and founder of one of the largest marketplaces in the world. Prior to Series A, ShopClues had raised a round (in Aug. 2011) from marquee angels including and early employees of companies like Google, Netscape and many serial entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.

The gross revenue transacted on the platform is up nearly 110 times from February 2012 to February 2013. ShopClues had started in Nov 2011 and is perhaps the fastest growing E-Commerce platform company in India.ShopClues.com took India by surprise by coming up with a totally unique approach to E-Commerce and launched Indias first managed marketplace. The model turned out to be highly disruptive making ShopClues is among the fastest growing E-Commerce destinations in India. ShopClues is empowering thousand of merchants across India to sell online using ShopClues as a platform. ShopClues has one of the largest catalog of products and brands in India with very low prices.

"Even as online retail comes of age in India with over 10 million users, there are several small and medium businesses in the country that struggle to garner a toe-hold in this growing marketplace. This is exactly what ShopClues.com wants to address. At least a third of the 30 million SMBs will benefit from the visibility and marketplace that we offer, albeit at lower transactional costs than doing it alone, all by themselves", says Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of ShopClues.com

"We believe that the time is ripe for smaller business to jump onto the online retail bandwagon, given the deep entrenchment of online shopping among Indian consumers. In fact, smaller business may lose their share of the marketplace if they do not have an online strategy in place. This is why ShopClues.com is relevant, and the platform has already proved invaluable to numerous merchants. On the consumer front, ShopClues.com offers a great comparison engine, a vital shopping tool. Moreover, the growth that weve seen in this company is proof of its leadership and vision", says Sanjeev Aggarwal, Senior Managing Director, Helion Advisors.

"We have been very impressed with ShopClues.coms differentiated approach to E-Commerce that is highly scalable and capital efficient. Sandeep Aggarwal and the team at ShopClues have single minded focus on execution and are solving fundamental issues for E-Commerce by bringing India centric innovations based on their global learning" said Anup Gupta from Nexus.

About ShopClues
Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. ShopClues is among the fastest growing E-Commerce destinations in India. Renowned Wall Street Internet analyst Sandeep Aggarwal along with a core team from Silicon Valley founded ShopClues. ShopClues core team has more than 75 years of combined experience in Internet, technology and retail primarily in Silicon Valley with some of the best in breed companies such as Microsoft, eBay, Nordstrom, Oracle etc. More than 5 million people visit ShopClues.com every month and ShopClues has served nearly 9,000 cities, towns and villages in India. ShopClues.com offers nearly 750k SKUs, over 2,000 global & domestic brands, and thousands of online stores from brands or retailer across 540+ categories. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors and has 225+ employees in India, based out of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Vadodara.

About Helion
Helion is a multi-stage, India-focused venture fund with over $600 million under management. The fund invests in businesses that are technology-powered or catering to the Indian consumer services space. Helions focus sectors of investment include consumer internet, mobile, technology products, outsourcing, Healthcare, education, retail services and financial services. The funds investors are well-respected global institutions including top tier university endowment funds, sovereign funds, foundations, pension funds, family offices and Fund of funds. The fund and its portfolio companies are advised by an experienced and industry renowned team of professionals based in India and includes Sanjeev Aggarwal, Ashish Gupta, Kanwaljit Singh, Rahul Chandra and R Natarajan. For more information visit www.helionvc.com

About Nexus Venture Partners
Nexus Venture Partners (www.nexusvp.com) is Indias leading venture capital fund, with offices in India and Silicon Valley. Nexus team consists of entrepreneurs who have founded and scaled large global companies. The team has invested in a variety of companies leading to numerous successful public offerings and M&A transactions. It has over $600mn under management with an active portfolio of over 45 companies across technology, Internet, media, consumer, and business services sectors. The Nexus team plays an active role in helping entrepreneurs and management teams build market leading businesses.

For further information please contact: pr@ShopClues.com




ShopClues Awarded Best eRetailer of the Year - Value for Deals at Indian eRetail Awards 2013

Gurgaon, India, (February 15th, 2013). ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace, bags the award for Best eRetailer of the Year - Value for Deals at the 2nd National Indian e-Retail Awards 2013, presented by Franchise India on February 15-16, 2013 at Delhi-based Hotel Claridges. The event included conference, awards and exhibition and was attended by more than 100 e-retailers, approximately 200 retailers/brands and witnessed around 1000+ award nominees.

Leaving behind many veteran competitors in the league, ShopClues.com was recognised as Best eRetailer of the Year - Value for Deals, marking it as the most popular shopping address amongst 100 million online shoppers throughout India. ShopClues has seen more than 90x growth, around 60x increase in traffic, and 45x and 10x growth in merchants and employees respectively. The site is ranked 100 (India) and 1,609 (Globally) by Alexa, a leading provider of global web matrix.

Delighted about the prestigious recognitions as the Best eRetailer of the Year - Value for Deals at Indian eRetail Awards 2013, Founder & CEO ShopClues.com, Sandeep Aggarwal said "The award means a lot to us as it recognizes the best deals offered for more than 1,500 global & regional branded and non-branded products across 520+ categories that we carry currently, and inspires us to reach millions of more hearts".

ShopClues has brought many innovative shopping initiatives to India and has been well received and appreciated by the customers nationwide. To mark a few, Sunday Flea Market, Black Friday, Outrageous Deals and the most popular Jaw-Dropping deals continues to be looked forward for by Indian online shoppers. Jaw-Dropping Deal -a deal on markets best brands at throw away prices, continues to be the most sought-after deal among customers and most popular initiative by any eRetailer across the country. Jaw-Dropping Deal has brought an incredible success to the team and brings widest range of onsite traffic and huge popularity among Indian e-commerce industry.

About ShopClues Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer-centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers -starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. More than 4 million people visit ShopClues.com every month and ShopClues has served nearly 7,800+ cities, towns and villages in India. ShopClues.com offers 650k+ SKUs, 2k+ global & domestic brands, and 6k+ online stores from brands or retailer across 520+ categories. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors and has 200+ employees in India, based out of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Vadodara.




ShopClues.com Awarded The E-Commerce Site of the Year by Global Youth Marketing Forum

Gurgaon, India, (February 14th, 2013). ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace, has been recognized and awarded as The E-Commerce Site of the Year by Global Youth Marketing Forum under Social Media Summit & Awards held on 13th-14th Feb 13 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Social Media Summit was a part of Asia Retail Congress, Asias single most important global platform to promote world-class retail practices. The event witnessed youth brand specialists, marketing experts, social media professional, and presidents and CEOs from leading international and national retailers.

Since its official launch in Jan 2012, ShopClues.com has experienced more than 90x growth in revenue, approximately 60x increase in traffic, 45x and 10x growth in merchants and employees, respectively. The site is ranked 100 (India) and 1,609 (Globally) by Alexa, a leading provider of global web matrix... The site strongly believes that Social media is one of the best ways to connect with customers and build a strong community that goes above and beyond.
The E-Commerce Site of the Year award was received by Devesh Rai, VP Business Development, on behalf of ShopClues at the event and he mentioned "We, as an ecommerce firm focused on the youth, are very excited to receive this recognition by one of the largest youth-focused forums globally."
ShopClues.com has carved a niche in Indian ecommerce industry with it fresh and youth-appealing approach towards overall marketing, operations and customer support. With more than 9,00,000 facebook fans and collectively above 4,000 followers at other social forum, including Twitter and Google+ speaking for themselves.

About ShopClues Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer-centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers -starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. More than 4 million people visit ShopClues.com every month and ShopClues has served nearly 7,800+ cities, towns and villages in India. ShopClues.com offers 650k+ SKUs, 2k+ global & domestic brands, and 6k+ online stores from brands or retailer across 520+ categories. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors and has 200+ employees in India, based out of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Vadodara.




ShopClues Founder & CEO to be the keynote speaker at Internet Retail Expo 2013

Gurgaon, India, (January 29th, 2013). ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace, will be presenting at Internet Retailer 2013 Conference- to be held on 1st and 2nd February at Epicenter Gurgaon. Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of ShopClues will be the keynote speaker at the conference and will be talking about how to build a sustainable Internet retail enterprise. To view the presentation from our founder and CEO, please click here - Internet Retail Expo 2013
The fourth edition of the summit is expected to draw around 600 participants including brands, manufactures, retailer, vendors, services providers, entrepreneurs and investors.

About ShopClues.com: Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers -starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced.
More than 4 million people visit ShopClues.com every month and ShopClues has served nearly 7,800+ cities, towns and villages in India. ShopClues.com offers 650k+ SKUs, 2k+ global & domestic brands, and 6k+ online stores from brands or retailer across 520+ categories. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors and has 200+ employees in India, based out of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Vadodara.




ShopClues Launches Black Friday Deals For First Time in India

Gurgaon, India (23th November 2012). ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace launched Black Friday -a big shopping phenomenon in India this year. In the USA, Black Friday the 4th Friday of November is the busiest shopping day of the year, and marks the formal beginning of Christmas season. For the very first time ShopClues.com brought the tradition of Black Friday and festive shopping with large selection and best prices. This is the first initiative by any company to bring global shopping trends to India -Black Friday had an extensive selection of products from over 3000 merchants and was very well received by consumers.

"The ShopClues customer is very sophisticated and ready to adopt global trends. We believe that by bringing global shopping concepts such as our hugely successful Sunday Flea Market and Black Friday to India we are giving them the opportunity to shop in the same way as a global consumer. " said Sandeep Aggarwal -Founder & CEO of ShopClues.com.

About ShopClues.com. Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 7k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.




ShopClues Launches New Category Pet Supplies with Largest Online Selection

Gurgaon, India (13th November 2012). ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace launched Pets Supplies as a new category. In India, as across the world, pet lovers are constantly looking for a venue to buy the best and well-priced - daily use and special products for their pets. We are launching Pet Supplies category with thousands of SKUs & dozens of brands and will continue to expand it. At ShopClues we feel very passionate about offering greatest selection of products, categories and brands to online shoppers at the lowest price possible. The launch of Pet Supplies takes us one step closer to this very goal. At this time, ShopClues has over 125K products or 525k SKUs and over 1,500 brands spreading over 600 categories or 15 Meta categories.

About ShopClues.com. Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 7k cities across India and has thousands of online stores. ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.



ShopClues expands pool of EMI payment options

Gurgaon, India 24th October 2012. ShopClues.com, Indias first and the largest managed marketplace is expanding EMI payment options. Starting from 23rd October, ShopClues started offering EMI (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months) from five more banks i.e. ICICI, Axis, HSBC, Kotak and Standard Chartered.
"We have been offering 3 months and 6 months EMI from HDFC and Citibank for some time now and with this addition, we have the largest offering of EMI options in the market", said Sanjay Sethi, Co-Founder and VP of Products at ShopClues.com.



ShopClues expanding international payment options

Gurgaon, India 20th October 2012. ShopClues.com, Indias first and the largest managed marketplace expanded options for international payments. Starting from 25th October, ShopClues will start accepting International credit cards issued from 20+ countries such as United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Germany, United Arab Emirates etc. "ShopClues is all about choices, whether it is product selection, number of sellers or payment options", said Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of ShopClues.com.

"We are seeing our non-India traffic growing very rapidly and now we are giving more choices to our international visitors", said Radhika Aggarwal, VP of Marketing at ShopClues.com.



ShopClues Launches Store Manager Version 2.0

Gurgaon, India, September 27th, 2012: ShopClues.com, Indias first and the largest managed marketplace announced the launch of ShopClues Store Manager Version 2.0. ShopClues Store Manager gives ability to merchants at ShopClues.com to manage their entire online store at ShopClues, anytime, from anywhere, using any device. Store Manager offers wide range of E-Commerce features such as upload products, change quantity, change price, run promotions, find store performance report, monitor merchants ratings/feedback, track payments, and many more. "With the new version, we have not only simplified further for new merchants to sign-up with ShopClues, upload products, launch online store, and start selling but also added hundreds of new features for existing merchants to grow their online business with at ShopClues.com" said Sandeep Aggarwal -Founder & CEO of ShopClues.com.



ShopClues Launches Indias first online Flea Market

Gurgaon, India, September 9th, 2012: ShopClues.com, Indias first and the largest managed marketplace announced the launch of Sunday Flea Market. This is the first initiative by any company to bring the flea market concept to India, especially online. The Sunday Flea Market will be live only on each Sunday at ShopClues.com and will offer products from different merchants/sellers with limited quantity and very low prices. While, ShopClues.com allows merchants to sell any items on ShopClues.com, the Sunday Flea Market allows 3rd party sellers to list those items that are either in less quantity or in odd quantity but the seller is willing to sell them at an incredibly low prices. "We are very excited to launch the Sunday Flea Market at ShopClues.com as this is a unique concept for India and not only offers our buyers choices and deep discounts but also give sellers of any size a platform to sell the low quantity products in an economically viable way" said Sandeep Aggarwal -Founder & CEO of ShopClues.com.

The first Sunday Flea Market went live at ShopClues.com on Sunday 10th September at 11 a.m and most products were sold out in the first two hours.



ShopClues launches online Gift Certificate

Gurgaon, India, September 7th, 2012: ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace launched online gift certificate. You can buy a gift certificate of any denomination for your friends or family or loved ones that can be emailed or courier to them and they can redeem that gift certificate by shopping at ShopClues.com. For example, if you have a Rs. 500 gift certificate from ShopClues.com, the recipient can use this gift certificate to buy Rs. 500 worth of item (s) of her/his choice at ShopClues.com. All she/he has to do is apply the gift certificate code during the checkout process. "Gift certificate from ShopClues is a great way to let your loved ones know that you care about them while giving them flexibility of buying an item of their choice from ShopClues.com.", said Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of ShopClues.com.



ShopClues launches easy EMI payment options

Gurgaon, India, August 22nd, 2012: ShopClues.com, Indias first and largest managed marketplace launched EMI payment options for HDFC and Citbank credit card holders. ShopClues will be offering 3 and 6 months EMI with 0% interest and the processing fee is among the most competitive in the industry. Our customers have been asking about EMI and we are able to bring them two leading banks to offer EMI, said Radhika Aggarwal, VP of Marketing at ShopClues.com. At ShopClues.com, we are passionate about giving our customers many, many choices, be it product selection, sellers/merchants, delivery or payment options. And now, to add to those choices we offer you the option to pay by easy monthly installmebts via a simple EMI plan, said Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of ShopClues.com.



ShopClues launches a new fulfillment center in Mumbai

Mumbai, India, July 1st, 2012: ShopClues.com founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace launched a new fulfillment center in Mumbai. "This is a world-class fulfillment center and not only increases our daily order shipment capacity but also expands our geographical footprint", said Sanjay Sethi, Co-Founder and VP of Operations of ShopClues. This facility will be catering to the sellers in Mumbai region. "We will continue to add more fulfillment capacity through out India and planning to set-up two more fulfillment center during 2H-12", said Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of ShopClues.



ShopClues launches a new fulfillment center in New Delhi

Gurgaon, India, June 15th, 2012: ShopClues.com founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace launched a new fulfillment center in New Delhi. "This is a world-class fulfillment center and significantly increases our daily order shipment capacity", said Sanjay Sethi, Co-Founder and VP of Operations of ShopClues. This facility caters to the sellers in NCR region and nearly 35 people work out of this facility. "We will continue to add more fulfillment capacity through out India and Mumbai fulfillment center is coming up shortly", said Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of ShopClues.



ShopClues launches a new customer support center

Gurgaon, India, June 10th, 2012: ShopClues.com founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace launched a new customer support center. "So far we were offering our customer customers support via email and live chat and with the addition of our new customer support center, our customers will have not only another way to reach us but also, get instant help and support", said Radhika Aggarwal, VP of Marketing and customers ambassador. Customers can now reach us via phone 15x6 and will add Sunday and more hours of operations in coming months. "We are an extremely customer centric company and are very passionate about customer service", said Sandeep Aggarwal - Founder and CEO of ShopClues.



ShopClues comes out of Beta

Gurgaon, India, May 29th, 2012: ShopClues.com, Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace has come out of beta, after nearly three and half months of public beta. During this time, the company has expanding very rapidly with over 20k products, 200+ categories, 250+ sellers, and pan India reach. During the public beat ShopClues shipped over 85K products in nearly 2,000 cities across India. "We added more than 300 buyer facing and merchant (seller) facing features and functionality during our beta and fixed hundreds of bugs", said Mrinal Chatterjee, VP of Engineering of ShopClues. "We are obsessive about customer experience and usability and achieved all of our beta goals before graduating out of beta", said Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of ShopClues. "During the beta, thousands of our customers gave us feedback and great ideas and I am glad that our product and engineering teams were able to implement most of them", further added by Aggarwal.

ShopClues.com is the first Internet company in India to do a complete social media launch, wherein ShopClues.com was accessible via Facebook from 26th Nov to 25th Jan. The company launched its public beta on the republic day i.e. 26th January 2012.

About ShopClues.com: Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online and offers a trusted and safe online shopping experience. With our customer centric approach we provide the best online shopping experience to our customers - starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced.

ShopClues is funded by leading institutional investors and is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation. ShopClues is based out of Gurgaon.



ShopClues at ReTechCon 2012 held in Mumbai

Gurgaon, India, May 10th, 2012: ShopClues.com, Indias first and the largest fully managed marketplace to present at ReTechCon 2012 on May 17, 2012 in Mumbai. Our Founder and CEO will speak about the challenges and opportunities for multi-channel retailers in embracing E-Commerce. ReTechCon 2012 will be hosted by FICCI.






Anurag Bajpai, logistics and courier industry veteran joins ShopClues.com.

Gurgaon, India, March 26th, 2012: Anurag Bajpai, a logistics and courier industry veteran joined ShopClues.com, as head of Fulfillment Operations based out of Gurgaon. He will responsible of expanding fulfillment capabilities for ShopClues.com and further developing industrys best shipping capabilities with scale.

Before joining ShopClues.com, Anurag Bjapai worked as General Manager, Haryana and Rajasthan with First Flight, a leading courier company in India. Anurag Bajpai has spent 17 years in courier and logistics industry in India and has been instrumental in bringing many innovations in the courier industry in India including readiness of courier companies for the growing E-Commerce opportunities.
Speaking on the occasion, ShopClues.coms Founder and CEO Sandeep Aggarwal said, "We are very fortunate to have Anurag Bajpai joining us. He comes with a very rich experience in the courier industry and has seen the courier industrys transition from a mere logistics services provider for B2B business to an important partner of ecommerce ecosystem. Anurag has a great blend of operational skills, technology mindset and obsession for giving customer the most delightful shipping experience".

"While I had opportunity to know and work as courier partner with so many ecommerce companies in India, I found ShopClues.com to be most innovative ecommerce company with an uncanny focus on customer and one of the strongest team for any ecommerce companies in India " said Anurag Bajpai.

About ShopClues.com: Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online. ShopClues.com offers a trusted and safe online shopping environment, wide selection,No Anxiety Shipping, reliable sellers, authentic brands, and outstanding customer services. With its rigorous merchant approval process, the firm on-boards offline merchants on an online platform to enable them widen their consumer reach and business. ShopClues.com offers shipping solutions to its customers through its in-house logistic service and merchant direct fulfillment. It also enables merchants to enjoy the benefit of superior technology, large reach, robust fulfillment processes, reliable payment facility and unmatched marketing expertise.

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ShopClues CEO Sandeep Aggarwal to Present at VCCircle E-commerce Forum 2012

Gurgaon, India, March 10th, 2012: ShopClues.com, Indias first online managed marketplace, will be presenting at VCCircle Ec-commerce Forum 2012- to be held in Delhi on March 2012. ShopClues.coms CEO, Sandeep Aggarwal, will be participating in a panel of distinguished speakers discussing various e-commerce models.

Before starting ShopClues, Sandeep Aggarwal was a well-known Internet analyst on Wall Street based out of Silicon Valley, and is also the author of a sector-defining report on the Indian Internet Industry. Earlier this year, he, along with Sanjay Sethi (head of global product management at eBay) incorporated ShopClues in Silicon Valley - the company behind the e-commerce venture.

The fourth edition of the summit is expected to draw around 200 participants - ranging from new-age e-commerce entrepreneurs to investors and bankers.

About ShopClues.com: Founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley, ShopClues.com is Indias first and largest fully managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online. ShopClues.com offers a trusted and safe online shopping environment, wide selection,No Anxiety Shipping, reliable sellers, authentic brands, and outstanding customer services. With its rigorous merchant approval process, the firm on-boards offline merchants on an online platform to enable them widen their consumer reach and business. ShopClues.com offers shipping solutions to its customers through its in-house logistic service and merchant direct fulfillment. It also enables merchants to enjoy the benefit of superior technology, large reach, robust fulfillment processes, reliable payment facility and unmatched marketing expertise. For more information visit ShopClues.com, Call 91-124-3884500/01 or follow the firm on Facebook and Twitter.



ShopClues CEO to be the Keynote Speaker at IRE 2012

Gurgaon, India, January 30th, 2012: ShopClues.com, Indias first online managed marketplace, will be presenting at Internet Retail Expo-2012- one of Indias premier online retail event. ShopClues.coms CEO, Sandeep Aggarwal, will be a keynote speaker and will be presenting on "Online Retail Opportunity is Now". Before starting ShopClues, Sandeep Aggarwal was a well-known Internet analyst on Wall Street based out of Silicon Valley, and is also the author of a sector-defining report on the Indian Internet Industry. Earlier this year, he, along with Sanjay Sethi (head of global product management at eBay) incorporated ShopClues in Silicon Valley - the company behind the e-commerce venture.

IRE 2012 will be held on 2-3 Feb 12 at Epicenter Convention Hall Gurgaon, India and will cover key topics for the online retail market including, organization and technology, supply chain and merchandizing, and marketing, CRM and loyalty.

About ShopClues.com: Founded in 2011, ShopClues.com is Indias first managed marketplace that connects buyers and sellers online. ShopClues.com offers a trusted and safe online shopping environment, wide selection,No Anxiety Shipping, reliable sellers, authentic brands, and outstanding customer services. With its rigorous merchant approval process, the firm on-boards offline merchants on an online platform to enable them widen their consumer reach and business. ShopClues.com offers shipping solutions to its customers through its in-house logistic service and merchant direct fulfillment. It also enables merchants to enjoy the benefit of superior technology, large reach, robust fulfillment processes, reliable payment facility and unmatched marketing expertise.

For more information visit ShopClues.com, Call 91-124-3884300/01 or follow the firm on Facebook and Twitter.