As part of its ongoing battle with Unicommerce, Paytm Mall has warned sellers on its platform about availing services provided by the technology solutions arm of Snapdeal. As per reports, the digital wallet-owned ecommerce firm has intimated all its vendors that infringement of this term could result in either termination of contract or even legal action.
The development comes days after Paytm Mall COO Amit Sinha revealed in a media interaction that the firm would soon take legal action against Unicommerce.
Paytm Mall stated in an email to its sellers, “Paytm Ecommerce is not in any type of agreement of integration of our Paytm Seller Panel nor has authorised any third party/entity including the Unicommerce eSolutions, which is now Snapdeal, to facilitate any inventory or order management for Paytm sellers.”
Breach of these terms would potentially lead to “severe action including termination of the contract and other legal action for infringement of our legal rights to claim damages, etc., and criminal action as per law,” the email elaborated.
Reiterating what Sinha said recently, a spokesperson from Paytm told ET, “In a recent announcement on their website, Unicommerce has not only used trade name ‘Paytm’ but has also spread false and misleading message to sellers that it has an integration with Paytm. We are going to claim damages and seek injunctions restraining Unicommerce from using the trade name ‘Paytm’ and from inducing sellers to use its portal to illegally log into the Seller Panel of Paytm.”
Email queries sent to Paytm awaited response till the time of publication.