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Amazon, Flipkart hit as virus keeps Chinese factories closed

Supply crunch for India's e-tailers as stocks of items like smartphones run low

A worker searches for items at an Amazon fulfillment center on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India.    © Reuters

BANGALORE -- India's two largest online retailers, Amazon India and Walmart-owned Flipkart, might see a spiral-down effect on its sales as major factories in China have halted operations due to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to local news source the Economic Times citing industry insiders, both e-commerce sites are experiencing a supply crunch, specifically in their high selling product categories such as smartphones, televisions, large appliances and consumer electronics.

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