Seven corporations, together with a buyer-side app and 5 seller-side apps, have adopted ONDC protocols and constructed their very own ONDC-compatible apps, the commerce and trade ministry stated on Thursday.
On April 29, the ministry launched the pilot section of the open community for digital commerce (ONDC), a UPI-type protocol, in 5 cities to democratise the fast-growing e-commerce sector, assist small retailers and scale back the dominance of on-line retail giants.
These apps, it stated, have been capable of efficiently full cascaded transactions throughout the ONDC community through the pilot section — in Bengaluru, New Delhi, Bhopal, Shillong and Coimbatore — in grocery and meals and drinks segments. ”A complete of seven corporations – one purchaser aspect app, 5 vendor aspect apps and one logistics service supplier app – have adopted ONDC protocols and constructed their very own ONDC appropriate apps,” the ministry stated.
The knowledge was offered through the assembly of the ONDC Advisory Council chaired by Commerce and Business Minister Piyush Goyal to overview the progress made within the undertaking.
The assembly additionally mentioned plans for a quicker rollout of the platform to a bigger variety of merchants, classes of products, geographies and firms.
”The success achieved has ignited super curiosity in lots of new corporations and numerous corporations on the client aspect, vendor aspect and logistics aspect at the moment are constructing their very own apps and are in superior levels of integration with ONDC,” it stated.
The minister requested the ministry to launch a pilot with a deal with non-digital merchants from one single market. He stated the native dealer associations ought to be concerned within the train and crucial measures for consciousness era and capability constructing of varied stakeholders be taken.
Throughout the assembly, it was knowledgeable that the ONDC and NABARD are engaged on a programme to carry the agriculture sector to the platform.
The assertion additionally stated that the Nationwide Shopper Helpline information present that main grievances of customers are associated to the supply of incorrect, faulty or broken merchandise, non-delivery or delayed supply, no refunds as promised and deficiency in providers promised. ”All these points should be addressed successfully,” it added.