E-commerce rules may keep logistics out

  • According to the proposed norms, even people engaged by e-commerce entities for the fulfilment of orders, such as for storage, inventory and order management, will be construed as e-commerce entities.
  • Any outsourcing service provider or a vendor, too, will be deemed an e-commerce entity, thereby curtailing such entities’ right to access the market through e-commerce, the letter said.
  • The official said the suggestion to reduce the compliance burden on startups and MSMEs will also be resolved at the time of finalizing the e-commerce rules.


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