Flipkart, one of the most famous online retailers is now on a plan to expand its two-wheelers nationwide. Flipkart had started sales of the entire range of TVS Motor's motorcycles and scooters in Bengaluru on a pilot basis in March. While the TVS Motor's portfolio would be made available nationally on its site from May, products from all major two-wheeler brands would be added in the next two to three months.
Adarsh Menon, vice-president for electronics and automobiles, Flipkart said, "We had launched the automotive category in April 2015 by commencing sale of auto accessories on our platform. We have witnessed 600% year-on-year growth in sales of auto accessories and auto electronics. In twowheelers we did a pilot with TVS Motor in Bengaluru and will start sales nationwide next month. All major two-wheeler brands would be on our platform shortly."
Besides two-wheelers, all future passenger vehicles launched by Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) will be available on Flipkart in future. The arrangement to sell passenger vehicles online with M&M started with the KUV100, which was launched earlier in January this year. Flipkart said that the response to the vehicle has been enthusiastic, making room for further interventions in the passenger vehicle space. Flipkart declined to disclose the number of Mahindra KUV100s sold online.