Government’s Amazon & Flipkart alternative ONDC Launched in Bangalore!

ONDC plans to be an online shopping marketplace just like Amazon and Flipkart. Thus, will give an alternative option to online shoppers in India.

by FighterMan Updated: 30 Sep, 2022, 19:01 IST
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The Open Network for Digital Commerce i.e. ONDC is now launched by the Indian government. It is currently started in Bangalore for grocery and restaurant orders. Mobility, hotel booking, electronics, and travel will follow.

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ONDC plans to be an online shopping marketplace just like Amazon and Flipkart. Thus, will give an alternative option to online shoppers in India.

People in Bangalore can shop via ONDC buyer apps. Currently, Paytm, Mystore, and Spicemoney are the active ONDC buyer apps.

The government has got ONGC to boost up small retailers (local shops in your area). Also, it will give buyers another shopping option as currently only 2 major online marketplaces are live in Amazon and Flipkart.

Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said,

“It is democratic, cost-effective and empowers buyers and small businesses”

Let’s see if it stays true to this or not when it starts rolling out for major cities.

ONDC’s pilot project was started in April 2022 in Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Shillong and Coimbatore. Around 20 national organizations including State Bank of India, UCO Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Bank of Baroda have invested approx ₹255 Crores in ONDC.

ONDC is a set of standards for voluntary adoption by sellers or logistics providers or payment gateways. Thus, if you are running any 1 of these then you can also be a part of the ONDC network.

If Amazon and Flipkart come onto the ONDC network then all Amazon products can be searched on Flipkart and vice-versa. Therefore, this seems unlikely to happen.

How to Order Online from ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce)?

Currently, ONDC is active on 16 Bangalore pin codes. As of now, you can order via Paytm app, Mystore website, and Spice Money app. You can buy and sell on ONDC on Mystore website by requesting for it via email ([email protected]) as it is in closed Beta phase. After approval you can login via email id & password or gmail. On the Spice Money app, create an account and find the ONDC banner to place an order. 

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VU!! fire fire fire Terrific initiative!!It's gonna promote healthy competition and remove monopolies of some stores. Small businesses and Startups will get an economical platform and hefty membership fees will be a thing of the past which is good for dimers/customers.😍  Jeff Bezos will have to slash Prime membership prices now.  joy joy joy

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Good if all Banglore guys start using this ONGC only. Then we will have more loots delivered from Amazon & Flipkart for ourselves 😀

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Seems, Govt wants to see what we are buying and howmuch we are spending per month as well. wink
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Good if all Banglore guys start using this ONGC only. Then we will have more loots delivered from Amazon & Flipkart for ourselves 😀

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saucap wrote:

Good if all Banglore guys start using this ONGC only. Then we will have more loots delivered from Amazon & Flipkart for ourselves 😀

Imagine Small sellers selling apples, TRUE democracy. BTW it's ONDC not ONGC stuck_out_tongue
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VU!! fire fire fire Terrific initiative!!It's gonna promote healthy competition and remove monopolies of some stores. Small businesses and Startups will get an economical platform and hefty membership fees will be a thing of the past which is good for dimers/customers.😍  Jeff Bezos will have to slash Prime membership prices now.  joy joy joy

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how to order?

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“It is democratic, cost-effective and empowers buyers and small businesses”


Did he say, "Democratic" 😅


Remind me again, who (initially resisted but eventually) brought FDI in India.

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How to buy via Paytm app, as mentioned in the post?

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Don't forget the FREEDOM 251 scam
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Seems, Govt wants to see what we are buying and howmuch we are spending per month as well. wink
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vkishorekumar8681 wrote:
Seems, Govt wants to see what we are buying and howmuch we are spending per month as well. wink
So you think Amazon and Flipkart don't sell your data. Are they that honest 😂😂
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Flipkart Amazon were best in replacement & refund matters. 1click return are best features. But govt authorised mall means they will torture u & unlimited excuses for just a replacement(Give aadhar, Pan card, give it return statement, etc). May be they will not accept returns easily. Govt will monitor privacy of people by this way. May be if u r not satisfied of product quality u cant return. [Govt = No responsibility] i lost costly sony 950BT headphone due to these idiot postal dept. They lastly told that item is not trackable & closed the complaint😡 it it were private courier they would have given compensation for that loss. If it govt u have to win a case against them in court to get compensation. So use govt services at ur own risk.

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On a serious not the website really looks good UI UX .. fast too. I hope they can make this successful like NPCI did with UPI.. massive opportunity specially for tier 2-3 cities.

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Gulag-Survivor wrote:

VU!! 🔥🔥🔥 Terrific initiative!!It's gonna promote healthy competition and remove monopolies of some stores. Small businesses and Startups will get an economical platform and hefty membership fees will be a thing of the past which is good for customers.😍 Takla Jeff Bezos will have to slash Prime membership prices now. 😂😂😂

Baki dunia ek taraf aur ladki ka bhai ek taraf

(People are debating on Govt strategy Indian made ecomerce and this gentleman is hoping to get cheaper prime membership)

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swarpan4415 wrote:

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Show proof please (kidding)

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Upcoming posts: guys made payment, money deducted, order not confirmed
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tenga wrote:

Show proof please (kidding)

Pradhan sewak will announce this shortly before elections in Karnataka 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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What kind of a socialist government is this? flushed
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tenga wrote:

Baki dunia ek taraf aur ladki ka bhai ek taraf

(People are debating on Govt strategy Indian made ecomerce and this gentleman is hoping to get cheaper prime membership)

Main Nashe Mein Talli Hogaya,Oye Ki Kariye Ki Kariye ( I'm completely boozed ,what do I do ?) This gentleman is boozed @ 12 o'clock in the middle of the day, to such an extent that in the whole paragraph he managed to read only last line. smile
Bhai Maana ki weekend hai lekin din dupahariya main talli hona galat baat hai ( Though it’s a weekend but getting boozed during the day is too early ).Most of the dimers are still gearing up for opening a bottle. stuck_out_tongue
Most of the dimers try to grab Free Prime membership via some offer / by trading, so that it doesn’t put a big dent in their pocket money / savings as not everybody can afford paying it.This gentleman seems the only dimer having a problem with a price cut in membership fees.So yes “Baki dunia ek taraf aur ladki (Jeff Bezos) ka bhai ek taraf” stands true. Cheers to the weekend! 🤘 beers

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KrSb0lZv wrote:

Flipkart Amazon were best in replacement & refund matters. 1click return are best features. But govt authorised mall means they will torture u & unlimited excuses for just a replacement(Give aadhar, Pan card, give it return statement, etc). May be they will not accept returns easily. Govt will monitor privacy of people by this way. May be if u r not satisfied of product quality u cant return. [Govt = No responsibility] i lost costly sony 950BT headphone due to these idiot postal dept. They lastly told that item is not trackable & closed the complaint😡 it it were private courier they would have given compensation for that loss. If it govt u have to win a case against them in court to get compensation. So use govt services at ur own risk.

Private couriers won't pay if you had not declared the value and paid insurance for the same. Try it.....
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PandaLife wrote:

On a serious not the website really looks good UI UX .. fast too. I hope they can make this successful like NPCI did with UPI.. massive opportunity specially for tier 2-3 cities.

I second that plus1 Website looks cool and most importantly it will provide massive opportunity to small businesses and startups as they won't have to pay hefty commissions to Big Sharks for providing a platform. 
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BABATHEGREAT wrote:
So you think Amazon and Flipkart don't sell your data. Are they that honest 😂😂
Don't know about FK but if Amazon did that and it got found out, it will be ripped apart in EU and USA. Sure, some employees may do it but I don't think any company operating in those countries can even think of that without risking their entire business.
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As I do usually with new stuff, I will wait and observe people's experiences when items are broken or missing before buying anything.
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ajay.marwari7843 wrote:

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ha ha... typical (2 rupees) reply.

FYI, there is no 20 crores per MLA buying or 40% PayCM concept in shariah.


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I don't have high hopes on customer service... If private companies like tatacliq, flipkart, etc has become worse now then I don't even want to imagine the level here.

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Few thing you guys should know - 

ONDC is not a govt owned company. 

ONDC is de-centralized. ONDC is not fully control by any single entity.

Banks, NPCI are the owner of ONDC.

So, in future banks will also give 10% discount offers etc on ONDC platform.

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PandaLife wrote:

On a serious not the website really looks good UI UX .. fast too. I hope they can make this successful like NPCI did with UPI.. massive opportunity specially for tier 2-3 cities.

ONDC is a platform, not a website

Just like any UPI apps, you can buy anything from ONDC from any website/apps.
Some UPI apps like GPay UPI, you get worst experience but Paytm UPI give you best UPI experience.

Similarly, some ONDC websites will give you the best service but other ONDC websites will give you the worst service.

I have heard that GooglePay, Microsoft, Ola, Bank etc will also add ONDC to their website app.

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myfungang829 wrote:
Private couriers won't pay if you had not declared the value and paid insurance for the same. Try it.....

I Never insured my packages but always received compensation for declared value (business shipments) 

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