Flipkart, one of the India’s leading e-commerce websites has decided to shut down its online music store in a couple of weeks. Two days ago it was officially confirmed by Flipkart that it will shut down from June 17th 2013. The main reason behind the shutting down of FlipKart’s Flyte digital store is due to music piracy and micro payments.
Flipkart’s Flyte – Online Digital Music Store
Flipkart started Flyte, the online digital music store to sell over 2 millions of International and Indian Music was started a year ago which competes against Amazon.com & iTunes. It sells music as single tracks and also as a whole album at a reasonable price. It lets user to buy songs by previewing a part of song before buying. Users can buy songs only through standard online payment. Later it added Flipkart Wallet to purchase music. Cash on Delivery was not followed by Flipkart for music as all the music purchased will be saved in library where user can download it through Download Manager.
The After Flipkart announced about shutting down of their digital music store there were several questions that arises on user’s minds about the money in the Flipkart Wallet, music that are available in library that hasn’t been downloaded yet. The Flipkart has also come up with their solutions for all the questions.
- Users can purchase music till 17th June 2013.
- The unused amount of Flyte balance in the wallet will be refunded.
- Flyte balance amount cannot be used to buy other products in Flipkart.
- Sill users can continue to purchase books through e-books.
- The purchased songs should be downloaded from library before 16th of August 2013.
The users will not be able to download the purchased songs after 15th of August 2013 as all the songs will be removed from their library after 15th of August. Though the Flipkart is shutting down its music store it will continue to sell books through e-book. Still users can continue the service of e-books and others.