These are 10 lesser known facts about Flipkart

Flipkart has grown by leaps and bounds since its launch in 2007. Flipkart, founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, first began selling books online and slowly, steadily expanded its horizons.

The very first product that Flipkart sold was book ‘Leaving Microsoft to Change the World’.

Since then, there was no looking back for the founders of India’s number one online marketplace. In April 2016, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal were named in 100 most influential people by TIME.

Flipkart has also strengthened its operations and network by acquiring various platforms such as Myntra, Jabong, PhonePe, etc.

There was a time when Flipkart used to operate from an office, which had a rent of around Rs 8,000 per month and it had no power backup, no AC, and almost no-windows.

There are many such lesser known facts about Flipkart and Quora has listed a few.

Here are 10 unknown or lesser known facts about Flipkart and its owners

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Sachin Bansal is an amazing gamer. Back then, if you beat him, the dinner was on him.

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During Big Billion Day, Sachin, Binny, Punit and others delivered the products to some of the customers.

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Flipkart became the first Indian company app to cross 50 million downloads on Play store.

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Flipkart’s search engine is called ‘Sherlock’

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Internally, Flipkart has a ‘seller fraud detective team’, who place orders to check how the seller behavior is and have kicked out fraudulent sellers.

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Flipkart has annual gaming tournament for its employees

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Sachin is a go-getter. He likes to strike a deal once he sees a good one, without wasting anytime. He is not obsessed with eliminating risks, instead likes to achieve the impossible

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Binny likes the outdoors and loves to go for white water rafting adventures. He is also an accomplished tech guy, as while working for Sarnoff Corporation he had developed a lane senor device for cars.

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Binny was actually rejected twice by Google, before he joined Amazon. Sachin and Binny had actually crossed each other’s path thrice before they started Flipkart.

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They first met in school, and then they were good friends at IIT Delhi and finally realizedtheir common dream when they both joined Amazon. However, Sachin joined in 2006 and Binny in 2007.
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