\r\n\r\nIn an attempt to comply with the newly passed GST bill, online marketplace Flipkart has reportedly brought changes in its organisation. These changes will be in accordance with the norms prescribed by the Government.\r\n\r\nThe company reportedly has made a to-do list to prepare itself for the GST era, before its expected rollout date of April 2017. The changes surrounding the bill are mainly operational and involve training across the network of sellers registered with the company.\r\n\r\nCommenting on the development, a Flipkart spokesperson said, \u201cOur priorities over the next few months are to make changes to our ERP systems, GST training across the seller ecosystems and internally within the organisation, and to engage with the government proactively during deliberations in the law-making process. We are quite confident of being ready well in time for the April 1 rollout.\u201d\r\n\r\nUnder the GST regime, ecommerce companies will have to collect taxes at the source and collect and pay taxes on the behalf of their registered sellers on their respective platforms. Ecommerce startups will therefore have a hard time due to the lack of clarity regarding aggregators versus operators. Under the GST, operators have to pay tax while aggregators need not.\r\n\r\nIn another development, Flipkart also announced the launch of its new warehouse in Lucknow. It\u2019s the second warehouse opened by the ecommerce giant in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Counting the new one, it will now have 18 Fulfillment Centres in the country. Earlier this month, it also hired 10,000 temporary employees to meet the demands of the upcoming festivities.\r\n\r\nThe new warehouse comes in line with Flipkart\u2019s preparations to tackle its rivals Amazon India and Snapdeal this festive season. In July, Amazon also opened its largest Fulfilment Centre (FC) in Sonipat, near Delhi. \u00a0Snapdeal also launched its new brand identity \u201cUnbox Zindagi\u201d earlier this week where it unveiled a new logo.\r\n\r\nThis development was first reported in ET.