You can now make money from Flipkart by recommending your favourite products

E-commerce giant Flipkart has forayed into the rising social commerce segment with the launch of Shopsy on Thursday. The latest platform will enable Indians to start their own businesses without any additional investors, the Walmart-owned company said.

“With the ability to influence their local network and fulfill their aspirations, users of Shopsy will be able to share catalogues of a wide selection of 15 crore products offered by Flipkart sellers,” the company said in a statement. The catalogue will include products across fashion, beauty, mobiles, electronics and home among others.

Users can register on the Shopsy app using their phone numbers and start earning by sharing their handpicked catalogue with their network. The user will earn commissions on every order they place on the customer’s behalf. The commission percentage will vary depending on the category of products being ordered.

This is not the first time Flipkart has experimented with its social commerce play. Last July, the company had started experimenting with video commerce as well, with its refurbished goods platform 2Gud.

“With the ability to influence their local network and fulfill their aspirations, users of Shopsy will be able to share catalogues of a wide selection of 15 crore products offered by Flipkart sellers,” the company said in a statement. The catalogue will include products across fashion, beauty, mobiles, electronics and home among others.

2GudSocial (social.2Gud.com), which is no longer accessible, was live for mobile phones around the same time last year. It allowed content creators to make short videos to sell certain products ranging from fashion, retail, mobile, electronics and accessories.

E-commerce giant Flipkart has forayed into the rising social commerce segment with the launch of Shopsy on Thursday. The latest platform will enable Indians to start their own businesses without any additional investors, the Walmart-owned company said.

This is not the first time Flipkart has experimented with its social commerce play. Last July, the company had started experimenting with video commerce as well, with its refurbished goods platform 2Gud.

It is followed by DealShare that has raised $144 million to date and claims to serve over 25,000 orders a day. CityMall, which raised $22 million last month, claims to have a network of 20,000 community leaders catering to 200,000 customers.