Zoho Corporation announced the collaboration with the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). With this merger, the Zoho company aims to enable customers to leverage ONDC to get a broader range of audience, working as a Service Provider.
In the next few months, Zoho is also expected to merge its product offerings, such as Zoho Books and Zoho Inventory, onto the ONDC network.
Anand Nergunam, VP of Revenue Growth, Zoho, said that “ONDC would create a level-playing field for small businesses and other sellers who have been vastly under-represented in the sector’s growth in recent years.”
“With a robust platform like Zoho Commerce, retailers can quickly create online stores and establish their presence on ONDC,” he further mentioned.
With the integration, the Zoho Commerce platform will help sellers to establish their online stores quickly and onboard the government-backed, open e-commerce network.
ONDC, a Ministry of Commerce initiative, will allow sellers to tap this vast market by delivering an equitable and safe platform that integrates numerous logistics players, buyers, and sellers.
“We are glad to be working in tandem with technology service providers like Zoho to accelerate and improve the end-to-end ecosystem experience and make digital commerce accessible to a wider audience of buyers and sellers,” said T Koshy, CEO of ONDC.
With Zoho Commerce’s help, business owners can create their online store within an hour by using the drag-and-drop website feature or customizing available templates without writing a single line of code.
In India, Zoho users can run ONDC with one click and display their products on numerous platforms with fair visibility.
India’s e-commerce market is supposed to reach $120 billion by 2026, from $38 billion in 2021, which is undoubtedly a significant jump.