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Snapdeal strengthens m-commerce biz with Letsgomo acquisition

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MUMBAI: In a move to strengthen its leadership in the m-commerce domain, Snapdeal has acquired mobility solutions company Letsgomo Labs.

Letsgomo Labs provides end-to-end mobility solutions to businesses that are looking to harness the power of mobile. Founded by Manav Kamboj and Vikas Banga, the 76 member team with expertise across mobile technologies, design and strategy; consults businesses right from building mobile strategies to conceptualization of applications and mobile sites to implementation and hosting. The company also works with leading e-commerce companies to help them strengthen their mobile capabilities.

With the acquisition, Letsgomo team will focus on strengthening the organisation’s mobile technology capabilities. Mobile is one of the key growth drivers of e-commerce in the country and building a robust mobile commerce platform has been a key focus area for Snapdeal.

It may be recalled that in April this year, Snapdeal also acquired m-commerce company Freecharge. The company claims that 75 per cent of the orders on Snapdeal come via mobile based transactions. The recent acquisition of Martmobi – a mobile technology start up, was also a step towards further strengthening Snapdeal’s mobile platform.

Snapdeal co-founder Rohit Bansal said, “Mobile is one of our key focus areas and in a span of just two years, the medium has proved to be one of the biggest growth drivers for the company. Delivering a great user experience across varying data connections and numerous handsets being used in the country is the guiding principle for our mobile initiatives. Over 75 per cent of our sales now come through mobile platforms and Letsgomo team becoming a part of our family will further propel our efforts in this direction.”

Letsgomo co-founder Kamboj added, “Snapdeal is focused on building strong mobile capabilities and we are truly excited to be a part of the Snapdeal family. We strongly believe that new age technology innovations will happen here. Mobile will continue to drive e-commerce in the country and how companies utilize this platform will be a key success determinant. We look forward to building world class mobile technology at Snapdeal and set new benchmarks for the industry in this space.”

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