Just a few months back, the government blocked another popular Singapore-based app, Free Fire in India. Free Fire Max is available for both Android and iOS users. Initially, it was said that the sudden shutdown of Shopee was linked to the Free Fire ban, but this is probably not the case.
A source close to the matter told TechCrunch that Shopee’s Bharat Bandh decision is not related to the free fire ban. In an official statement, Shopee said that it is discontinuing trading in the South Asian market due to global market uncertainties.
Meanwhile, Shopee users who have the app installed on their smartphone have received a closure message. The e-commerce platform is no longer taking orders in the country. The company has also written a message for Indian shopkeepers and customers.
The company said, “Dear Shopee users, we regret to inform you that the Shopee India platform will cease operations with effect from March 29, 12.00 AM (IST). Rest assured that all orders placed before this date will continue to be fulfilled as usual. If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]
first published:March 29, 2022, 11 p.m.