Top 10 e-commerce Startups in 2018 India

By:Tushar Walia 2018-03-01

No man in 2018 remains a stranger to the concept startups and how new, budding businesses have overtaken the market and become a major contributor to the economic growth of the country. India, a country of young minds with the jest to succeed has steadily become a hub of well-funded, sustainable start-ups that have the potential to change the face of e-commerce worldwide.

Here’s a list of the top 10 e-commerce startups in India that you are sure to come across in 2018, owing to their success and popularity:

  1. BigBasket: India’s largest online grocery and food store, BigBasket catalogues over 18,000 products that range across all kinds of food items, personal care items, etc. It has spread across all major cities of the country and growing it scale of operations at a fast pace, owing to its customer-friendly services. Formed in 2011, BigBasket has served over 10 million customers.

  2. WOTU: A successful e-mandi for food products, WOTU (We Organise The Unorganised) provides a marketplace where one can procure any needed commodities, skipping the multi-tier sellers and re-sellers. It also aims at overcoming geographical boundaries by bringing together suppliers from across the country.

  3. DAAKI: A premium sports supplement brand, DAAKI designs, manufactures and market custom made supplements that have noticeably revolutionised the performance standards. Founded by Mr. Amit Dabas, DAAKI has successfully raised funds in angel funding and aims to use its resources for research and product development.

  4. The Label Life: A Mumbai based lifestyle brand, The Label Life was founded by Preeta Sukhtankar and Yashika Punjabee in 2012 and is edited by style icons Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Bipasha Basu. Over the past 5 years, The Label Life has become a celebrated name in the field of clothing and home decor.

  5. Nykaa: A multi-brand beauty retailer, Falguni Nayar’s Nykaa is a real inspirational success story. Founded in 2012, Nykaa has captured the beauty and personal care market in India by cataloguing international brands and creating a one-stop platform for its customers.

  6. Mr Button: A pioneer in its own league, Mr Button has captured the online men’s fashion industry. Based in Bangalore, co-founded by Deepak Khetan and Sonam Chauhan, Mr Button is fast becoming every man’s trusted online stylist by giving them clothes that are custom made to fit into their aesthetics and fashion statement.

  7. Hipcask: India’s first and only wine based smartphone app, Hipcask is a beverage discovery platform you can turn to every time you are confused about what alcohol to go for. It understands your taste and will suggest you the best options to pair with every cuisine. Co-founded by Aneesh Bhasin and Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya, Hipcask provides data and analysis like never before.

  8. Netmeds: One of India’s most trusted online pharmacies, Netmeds provides a one-stop solution for all healthcare products and prescription medicines with the guaranteed comfort of home delivery. Founded by Pradeep Dhadha, Netmeds was recognised as one of the most promising start-ups in 2016.

  9. GoFynd: Evidently, the e-commerce sector is dominated by companies that venture into the fashion industry and GoFynd has made a name for itself in this competitive market by providing the fastest delivery to its customers. Founded by three IIT Bombay alumni in 2015, GoFynd has managed to create a buzz in just a couple of years.

  10. Unread: An absolute treat for any avid reader, Unread aims at giving its user the most comfortable experience when reading their favourite books online. A hassle-free app with minimal in-app purchases, Unread has bridged the gap between readers and writers.