Walmart plans to distribute Flipkart’s tech expertise in progressive web applications for a flawless shopping experience.
Walmart is a multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores founded by Sam Walton. As the largest retailer in the U.S., Walmart collects and analyzes a large amount of consumer data.
The retail giant is taking a wage on India’s technology talent. On May 2018, Walmart won a bidding to acquire a majority stake in Flipkart. Walmart is planning to globally establish Flipkart’s expertise in technology as they aimed at a flawless shopping experience.
Flipkart is an Indian electronic commerce and initially focused on boom sales, before expanding into other product categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, and lifestyle products. As technology is taking its ramp, Flipkart needs to keep up. They have embraced service-oriented architecture (SOA), building thousands of micro-services that power specific user experiences.
Walmart is interested in web apps and data analytics which was among the tech expertise of Flipkart. Jeremy King, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Walmart, said that he is excited to start working with Flipkart’s tech team. According to him, they treat every acquisition the same wherein they try to leave them alone for a year just to make sure the integration goes well. In Flipkart’s case, Walmart knows that they have a number of systems the company has innovated that Walmart is interested in.
Walmart recognizes the tough competition between Flipkart and Amazon but they don’t want to interfere. They want to let Flipkart do their own way and win the market in India.