Walmart’s Flipkart said on Tuesday that it will prepare for online shopping during the busy Indian festival, creating 70,000 new jobs and hiring more delivery partners and other positions.

Amazon India’s Flipkart and Reliance’s fledgling e-commerce business are both vying for share in the booming online retail market. As more and more Indians use smartphones to buy groceries and other items, COVID-19 Popularity has greatly promoted the online retail market.

Flipkart’s “Big Billion Days” style is similar to Amazon’s Prime Day, and its largest sales of the year also received praise. Usually, the four-day or five-day sales will start around October to welcome India’s festive season and end with Diwali.

The company said it will also sign more than 50,000 kiranas (small grocery stores) for last-mile deliveries.

The company said in an email statement: “Although direct job opportunities have been created in Flipkart’s supply chain, including delivery supervisors, pickers, packers and sorters, they will also work in Flipkart’s seller partners. Location and (local corner store) create more indirect work.”.

Earlier this month, the e-commerce company launched Flipkart Wholesale, an online wholesale service for online stores and other small businesses.

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