Meesho announces annual festive “Mega Blockbuster Sale,” sees small business participation increase 4X
Meesho, India’s fastest growing internet commerce company, today
announced its flagship festive sale event, Mega Blockbuster Sale, from September 23 to September
27, 2022. Furthering its mission to democratise e-commerce for everyone, the company will continue to
boost access and affordability for the country’s heterogeneous customer base.
With over 7 lakh sellers and ~6.5 crore active product listings across 30 categories, Meesho aims to fuel
discoverability of a wide assortment of products at the lowest prices for consumers. To fulfill Bharat’s
festive shopping aspirations, the company will continue to focus on underserved users who have different
needs around selection and affordability. Ahead of this year’s festive sale, Meesho strengthened its
regional foothold by adding eight new vernacular languages on the app: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi,
Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia. Last year, the 5-day annual sale saw ~60% orders
coming from tier 4+ regions.
On an average, sellers on Meesho have seen their business grow by 82% within two years. Ahead of the
festive season, Meesho is educating and working closely with sellers on various aspects of business such
as demand forecasting and order volume management. The company has created a robust training
program on the Supplier Learning Hub with educational infographics and easy to understand videos on
selection of catalogs and best practices for sale events. As a result, participation from small
businesses in the festive sale is expected to surge 4X compared to last year.
Utkrishta Kumar, CXO, Business at Meesho, said, “Meesho’s Mega Blockbuster Sale is meticulously
curated based on our deep understanding of India’s consumers, along with their needs, aspirations and
buying patterns during the festive season. To fulfill this demand, we are working with lakhs of sellers
across the country, many of whom will be selling online for the first time this festive season. At Meesho,
we are focused on building a platform that enables high growth and margins for MSMEs, giving them the
confidence to digitize their business and succeed on Meesho.
Through our annual Mega Blockbuster festive sale event, we aim to cement Meesho’s position as the
most preferred shopping destination for the next billion Indians. Driven by our ‘user-first’ mindset, we will
continue to fuel the discoverability of small businesses, making quality products at the lowest prices
accessible to customers from the deepest regions of the country.”
This year, Meesho has also partnered with nine well-known celebrities across the country, namely
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Rohit Sharma, Rashmika Mandanna, Kapil Sharma, Trisha
Krishnan, Karthi Sivakumar, Ram Charan and Sourav Ganguly, to spread awareness about the
company’s value propositions. These celebs will be seen in a brand new, quirky avatar, each of them
donning the role of sellers in different categories and representing the regions they respectively belong to
– building local relevance with customers across Bharat.
Meesho has partnered with major wallets like PhonePe and Paytm for offers on payments and instant
bank discounts, and exclusive offers on ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ by Simpl and LazyPay.
Meesho is India’s fastest growing internet commerce platform. With a vision to enable 100 million small
businesses, including individual entrepreneurs, to succeed online, Meesho is democratizing internet
commerce and bringing a range of products and new customers online. The Meesho marketplace
provides small businesses, which includes SMBs, MSMEs and individual entrepreneurs, access to
millions of customers, selection from over 700+ categories, pan-India logistics, payment services and
customer support capabilities to efficiently run their businesses on the Meesho ecosystem.