ONDC, in association with NRAI, to host an introductory session in Delhi and Chandigarh on 17th and 18th October respectively.
14th October 2022: Closely following the Beta testing in Bengaluru, ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) is initiating an outreach program where it will host events across the country, inviting sellers and MSMEs for interactive sessions on ONDC and how it can help accelerate their business. The first event of the outreach program will be kickstarted through an introductory session in Delhi/NCR for Restaurants, Food entrepreneurs, and Cloud Kitchens.
This session is being conducted in association with NRAI (National Restaurant Association of India) on 17 Oct 2022, from 2.00 PM - 6.00 PM at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. To participate, representatives need to register and confirm their participation via an online registration link before 6 PM on 15th October. (Link - http://bit.ly/3ErDECx)
The session intends to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about ONDC like,
- What is ONDC network?
- How to join the ONDC network?
- What benefits does ONDC offer?
The introductory session intends to facilitate an open interaction with network participants, both active and also those in the advanced stages of integration with ONDC. This will help attendees understand the ONDC set-up better and how it can accelerate their business growth in the new open and democratised eCommerce ecosystem.
Shireesh Joshi, Chief Business Officer, ONDC, said, "As a government-backed initiative, our sole focus is to create equal opportunities, especially for MSMEs. With our open network, businesses of every size have a chance to get discovered by their target audience. We wish to reach as many entrepreneurs, small businesses, local brands, etc. The F&B category is a very important category for us, given its almost daily reach to consumers. This introductory session will be a good starting point for all the interested parties who want to join our network in the future".
This event will be followed up by an event in Chandigarh at Hometel Chandigarh on 18thOctober. To participate, representatives need to register and confirm their participation via an online registration link before 6 PM on 15th October.
(Link - https://bit.ly/3ED5Hid)
Incorporated on 31st December 2021, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), a Section 8 company, is an initiative of the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, envisioned to create a facilitative model to revolutionize digital commerce, giving greater thrust to penetration of retail e-commerce in India. ONDC is not an application, platform, intermediary, or software but a set of specifications designed to foster open, unbundled, and interoperable open networks, thereby eliminating the dependency on a single platform.
Major ONDC objectives are as follows:
- Democratisation and decentralisation of eCommerce
- Inclusivity and access for sellers, especially small and medium enterprises as well as local businesses
- Increased choices and independency for consumers