Mumbai: Eros International PLC (NYSE:EROS) (“Eros”), a leading global company in the Indian filmed entertainment industry, announced today that Eros Now, it’s cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform, has entered intoa partnership with Grofers, a leading Indian online supermarket. As part of the association, Grofers’ Smart BachatClub (SBC) Annual Plan will now have access to Eros Now’s rich library of over 11,000 film titles, original shows and music videos. The offer is available to both, existing and new customers of Grofers SBC annual pack subscribers, which is currently priced at449 Rupees per year.
Launched in January this year, Grofers Smart Bachat Club, is the first of its kind and now the biggest loyalty program in the grocery segment. The membership-based service enrolled 50,000 members within the first two weeks of its launch andcurrently has over 500,000 subscribers. The program gives consumers access to over 3,000 products at wholesale prices. Apart from this, Smart Bachat Club members get special discounts and cashback offers during sale days including exclusive bank offers.The subscribers are also eligible to avail lower prices when they shop for dairy, fruits and vegetables and pharmacy at offline stores that are part of the Smart Bachat Club network.
Commenting on the partnership, Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO, Eros Digital said, “It is an exciting development for Eros Now to join hands with Grofers – India’s leading low price online supermarket. Processing and sharing large quantities of data has led to some significant disruptions in the design of business models, especially in the Indian retail sector. With Grofers’ extensive customer reach, we are looking at expanding our subscriber base and giving them access to our compelling and engaging content. Always being ahead of the curve, this partnership further reaffirms Eros Now’s leadership position with regards to unique marketing tie-ups”
Commenting on the partnership, Albinder Dhindsa, Co-founder and CEO of Grofers said, “We are delighted to partner with Eros Now, as a part of our endeavor to reach out more and more consumers with Smart Bachat Club, a first of its kind and now the most successful grocery loyalty program in the country. Since its start in January 2018, SBC has given a strong boost to our business. The subscription offering, where the customer pays in advance for special pricing on items has crossed half a million subscribers already and is expected to touch one million by 2018 end.”