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Meta wants more JioMart-like partnerships with WhatsApp

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Partnerships with WhatsApp – According to Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice President, Global Business Group, Meta, in an exclusive interview with BT, WhatsApp’s cooperation with JioMart for food shopping is a “lighthouse example” for the rest of the globe. Meta launched the first “end-to-end buying experience” on WhatsApp a little more than a month ago. “You may access the JioMart catalogue, select the items you want delivered, and make payments all using WhatsApp. Mendelsohn, who is in charge of Meta’s global advertising division, claims that it is the first time that we have done it globally. The rest of the world is watching this cooperation and trying to figure out how they can take something that was created in India and “see what we can do with it elsewhere,” as she puts it.

The strength in numbers applies to both WhatsApp and the online grocery shopping app JioMart, both of which are owned by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). JioMart has more than 2 million merchant partners, according to the firm, whereas WhatsApp has 530 million users in India, according to data from the Ministry of Electronics and IT communication from February 2021. This will enable the cooperation to reach the most isolated regions of the nation.

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Mendelsohn asserts that other companies might benefit from the JioMart-WhatsApp relationship as well. It doesn’t matter if you don’t work in grocery retail, she continues, because you can apply the “learnings and thinking” from this cooperation to other industries.

Mendelsohn claims that Meta has grand intentions for WhatsApp in India. According to Mendelsohn, “India is a WhatsApp-first country; it’s [not just] one of the primary means by which people interact with one another, but it’s [also] one of the primary means by which people and businesses are now talking to one another.” So once more, this is where we have focused our efforts in terms of thinking of new applications for the platform.

For many years, India has served as a successful testing ground for Meta. From its breakthroughs with Instagram Reels to a Facebook Lite app for low-end smartphones, Meta has launched some goods and services in India first before bringing them elsewhere.