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Shopee Shuts Down in India : Check Why?

Southeast Asian E-Commerce giant Shopee will stop its India operations amid global market uncertainties. It promised goods at a much lower price compared to Amazon, Flipkart, and others.

by FighterMan Updated: 10 Apr, 2022, 23:21 IST
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Southeast Asian E-Commerce giant Shopee will stop its India operations amid global market uncertainties. It promised goods at a much lower price compared to Amazon, Flipkart, and others.

Singapore-based Shopee, an online marketplace started in Oct 2021 in India is now all set to wrap up its operations in the country. In just around 6 months Shopee will be shutting down in India on 29th March 2022 i.e. tomorrow. Currently, its website and app are still live.

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Shopee said that this move is due to global market uncertainties. Its peers include Meesho, Snapdeal, Shopclues, Amazon, Flipkart, and others. It has got 10,000,000+ installs and 1,83,828 ratings and reviews on Google Play Store. Its average rating is 4.1/5.

Shopee announced to its local team in a company-wide town hall on 28th March 2022 (today) that it will exit India. Also, it dropped out of France a month ago. One more reason might be India banning Garena Free Fire which was Sea-backed just like Shopee. This ban had a huge impact because its market value dropped by $16 billion in just 1 day!

Shopee also said “We will work to support local seller and buyer communities and our local team to make the process as smooth as possible”.

Shopee showed great promise in India after its launch. It offered great offers and discounts to both customers (ex: free shipping) and sellers (ex: no commission). It had also tied-up with various online platforms for marketing and promotions.

Shopee is established in 9 countries including the likes of Brazil, Poland, Mexico, Columbia and Chile. It is a 7 year old e-commerce company.

What are your views on Shopee’s early exit from India? Please do share below. Even I placed an order (lakme product) on Shopee as it was available for much less price than Amazon and Flipkart, but they canceled it. A special thanks to our Dimer kartikxxx for first breaking this bye bye Shopee news.

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

Last time koi deal bata do …
Order kar denge

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

I ordered more than 100 small products grimacing

Beacon Beacon

Good that Companies with Major Chinese investors are winding up themselves before government crack them.

Budding Star Budding Star

Looks like pre-prank show for April 1st? 🤔

Bcoz they’re advertising a lot for 4.4.22 sale for more than a month. 

If it’s really true then it’s really sad to hear..! 😣

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant

Never used it!

Its look like international Shopclues😂😂😂

Commentator Commentator

Used many items. Got many deals at cheapest rates and with high discounts. Feeling bad to know its closure in india now. it reminded me of eBay…

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

Never placed any order as the products are all like sadakchaap ones. Good its moving out of our country. Tata….bye-bye 😂

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

Its very good website for purchasing small small products have ordered more than 50+ items , not a single item came with poor quality.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
pradeep.gr wrote:

Never used it!

Its look like international Shopclues😂😂😂

It’s domestic AliExpress actually

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

It’s really heartbreaking…
They use to sell Vivo earphones @ 30/- which local shopkeeper is selling at 150/- in Chandigarh also the sound quality is matching with 1,500/- iPhone earphone. Bought 12 Nos and sold @ 100/- each.Customer bhi khush apun bhi khush

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

Really it is a bad news for us

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

I Recently discoved this 

I felt very happy that some website like ebay is back but 😰

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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mk996071682 wrote:

It’s domestic AliExpress actually

Exactly, I ordered micro USb PCB, led home lights, led bulbs, kitchen items, rug, mats, bathroom fittings, mobile accessories, car/bike accessories etc. All I ordered at 50-60% less price compare to Amazon.

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kool wrote:

Exactly, I ordered micro USb PCB, led home lights, led bulbs, kitchen items, rug, mats, bathroom fittings, mobile accessories, car/bike accessories etc. All I ordered at 50-60% less price compare to Amazon.

Bro can u send the link for led light, bulbs, kitchen items

Deal Major Deal Major

am i the only one who heard about this website first time ? 😳

so dont bother whether its shutdown or open.. 😛

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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aftabz wrote:

Bro can u send the link for led light, bulbs, kitchen items

There are so many links.. Now you cant order from that shopee.. so whats the use of links.https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/755287/medium/Screenshot_2022-03-29-00-32-39-877_com.shopee.in.jpg?1648531487https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/755288/medium/Screenshot_2022-03-29-00-32-18-031_com.shopee.in.jpg?1648531503

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

Shopee use karne ke baad pata chala amazon and flipkart kitna lootte hain.. same products ke liye..

Kisi mafia ka phone gaya hoga.. unamused

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

Bad news for us, it’s very good website, I have orders 50plus items, quality of the products are very very good with less price.

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

i had ordered some 10-15 items from shopee. It reminded me of ebay. 

We need atleast one similar website for ordering unbranded products 

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

Good news. They didnt answer to Indian Govt questions, flouted lot of rules. Such companies throw away cheap prices to capture consumer market, but as they say, when something is too cheap, it means they are using us. 

Their parent company “Sea” kept sending data to Chinese servers inspite of warnings.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

Just got to know about this site and checked products. Really good one. Sad to see it go

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

I was selling on Shopee

products were cheap because 

no commission from sellers 

no shipping chrages from buyers and sellers 

that’ why it disrupted market and all sellers were selling products at very cheap rates

I too sold at cheap rates because no commsion and no shipping charges were there

but now its gone too sad ((

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