Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries just made its entry into the Amazon and Grofers dominated retail space. Ambani coined the market place as JioMart and aims to help retailers serve their products to customers by utilizing Jio‘s huge digital ecosystem. The Jio Mart operations kicked off as a pilot project in a few areas of Mumbai that includes Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Kalyan. Soon Jio Mart is expected to spread its wings to other parts of the country. The company aims to connect 3 crore retailers with 20 crore customers who seem to be online-focussed. Before we go deep into the Jio Mart and its offerings, let us know what exactly the Jio Mart is.
What is Jio Mart?
JioMart is the e-commerce marketplace that connects retailers with customers. Just like Amazon Prime Now and Grofers, Jio Mart will not maintain any warehouses but will allow local retailers and Kirana merchants to list their products on the portal and sell them to the customers. Jio will take care of the operations involved in this process which include logistics, payments, etc. Jio Mart aims to sell over 50,000 grocery products and will offer benefits that include,
- Free home delivery on no minimum order value
- No questions asked return process
- Express delivery promise
In the initial stages, Jio Mart will house products like daily staples, soaps, shampoos, and other household items which will give tough competition to players like Amazon and Grofers.
How to Download Jio Mart Android App?
Reliance Jio has just launched the dedicated app for the Android users. The app is now available currently in the Google Play store. Interested people can sideload the app by downloading it from the link given below.
As said, the Jio Mart service is currently available in select locations around Mumbai.
Once you download the JioMart apk, you need to register using your mobile number to place any order from the app. Remember that you can use the mobile number of any network like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL or Jio. The app user interface looks very much similar to Amazon. Reliance seems to have takes clues from its competitor in designing the app. Hence, users will at once feel using a familiar app.
As of now, there are popular product categories like,
- Health Drinks & Beverages
- Beauty & Hygiene
- Snacks and Confectionary
- Instant and Ready Foods
- Dairy, Bakery & Eggs
- Cleaning & Household Care
- Foodgrains, Oils and Masala
- Mom and Baby
Jio Mart Deals and Offers:
Currently, as we see, most of the poroducts are discounted by 10% to 15% of the MRP. There are also products discounted by as much as 50%, but their number are very few. As for the deals and offers on the Jio Mart app, there are several sections to offer a plethora of discounts to buyers. These include,
- Under 99 Store
- Deals of the Day
- Flash Sale
- Super Savers
Jio Mart again seems to have taken a clue from Amazon in marketing its products. If we look at Amazon, we can find a similar kind of deals.
How to Register for Jio Online Grocery Portal and Avail Rs 3000 Worth Benefits?
Jio Mart has made things so simple for both retailers and consumers by launching a dedicated app and a web portal. Jio Mart is currently available for download for both Android. iOS users have to wait for some more time. For now, as the service is available only in Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Kalyan, users of those areas can visit www.jio.com/jiomart and preregister to get Rs 3,000 worth of benefits at the time of launch. Users are required to give these things for the preregistration
- E-mail ID
- Mobile Number (Any Jio or Non-Jio number)
Type the above details and confirm the mobile number by entering the OTP. That’s it! You will receive the offer details to your mobile number and email once the service is launched.
It is reported that Jio has started registering Kiranas and giving POS machines by enabling digital payments. The firm is said to assist in getting loyalty, discount coupons from FMCG firms, which help the retailers get additional benefits.
Jio Mart Commercial Operations to Begin on January 26
The prestigious ecommerce project Jio Mart started by Mukesh Ambani will launch on January 26 and will sell a wide variety of products including mobile phones and electronics products. Later, Jio Mart will also include several products like medicines, reported Business Insider.
Over 1 lakh JioMart stores will be opened across India to sell these products. The stores not only sell product, but guide customers to nearby retail stores if the products are not available with them, said sources to Business Insider.