Alibaba-backed Paytm has filed a lawsuit against e-commerce management software Unicommerce, which is owned by Snapdeal.
Paytm has accused Unicommerce of accessing confidential data via the sellers who use Unicommerce’s platform for managing their orders and inventory for other marketplaces as well.
The hearing is likely to take place on Thursday in Delhi High Court.
Paytm declined to comment and said no statement has been given by the company so far.
As the competition between e-commerce marketplaces intensify and customer acquisition gets tougher, rival companies are leaving no opportunity. Snapdeal had initially started as an e-commerce marketplace and then acquired Freecharge and forayed into the payment space while Paytm though started as a payments platform, later entered the marketplace business.[source]