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January 11, 2014
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Flipkart can acquire fashion portals like Zovi, YepMe to increase sales of high-margin products on its newly launched fashion brand portal - Economic Times
Flipkart can acquire fashion portals like Zovi, YepMe to increase sales of high-margin products on its newly launched fashion brand portal
Economic Times
If successful, this acquisition will be the second in two years for India's largest online retailer which bought electronics portal Letsbuy in 2012. Last year, Flipkart raised equity funding of Rs 2,200 crore, creating a pool of capital that it can dip into for possible acquisitions. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Is Just Dial (market value of $1.8 billion) more valuable than Flipkart (valued at $1.6 billion in the latest funding round)?
VC Circle
Just Dial stock has almost tripled from the price it set in its public issue in mid-2013. It is now valued more than the combined market cap of the two other significant listed consumer internet ventures from India--Info Edge (which runs Naukri.com, jeevansaathi.com, etc) and MakeMyTrip. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

FDI in online retail: Rift arises as MNCs seek 100% FDI, domestic cos insist on partial opening-up - Economic Times
FDI in online retail: Rift arises as MNCs seek 100% FDI, domestic cos insist on partial opening-up
Economic Times
"There is a stark division of opinion among our members on whether India should allow 100% FDI for only non-strategic investors," said Nasscom's new president R Chandrashekhar, who has submitted the association's views to the government. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Snapdeal Introduces Same-Day Delivery In India, Putting Pressure on Rivals Flipkart and Amazon
To start out, Snapdeal is rolling out the service in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) without charging any additional fee. If an eligible item is ordered before 1 p.m. Snapdeal will have it delivered on the same day. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

8 New Year's Resolutions Every Ecommerce Entrepreneur Should Make
Maybe you've already started, which puts you ahead of the curve, but for everyone else who's curious about putting together some goals for their online store, we thought we'd put together this handy list. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Online sites bet big on selling lingerie in India, offline lingerie market is just above $2 billion and online is insignificant
Economic Times
Yet, a few sites are betting on lingerie. These include Zivame. com, Prettysecrets.com, Moodsofcloe. com and Laceandme. com. Last fortnight Zivame.com, which claims to be India's largest online retailer of lingerie, raised $6 million in a fresh round of funding. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How Pinterest tops Facebook in e-commerce?
Internet Retailer
Pinterest users' average order value is 126% more than Facebook users, Javelin says in a new report. It also details how much social commerce impacted Black Friday sales. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Facebook buys Little Eye Labs at around $10-15 million in first India acquisition
Live Mint
After the deal is completed, the Little Eye Labs team of seven people, including the four founders, will move to the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.Little Eye will continue to build tools that help identify and fix performance problems in mobile apps, as a part of Facebook's new offerings in the mobile arena. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Google Partners With Myntra And Hrithik Roshan For Asia's First Shoppable Hangout
Business 2 Community
A shoppable hangout is an activity by which one would not only be able to interact with the celebrity but at the same time users will have a chance to buy products. In the present case users will get a chance to 'hangout on air' with Hrithik Roshan on Myntra's Youtube channel. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Retail versus e-tail: Here's who won the 2013 shopping season
Venture Beat
And while Walmart and Target still held their own and experienced huge surges around Black Friday and Christmas Eve, the leader of the pack turned out to be -- drum roll! -- Amazon.com. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Which are the best sectors for starting an e-commerce business?
Venture Beat
Bigcommerce published an infographic today about the industries that represent the best e-commerce opportunities for small businesses.It found that independent retailers in auto, jewelry, toys & games, and pet care are growing faster than the corporate giants. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

For startups, billion-dollar-plus valuations raise concerns of a new dot-com bubble
Economic Times
Fab.com, an online retailer selling affordable high design, last year seemed as if it could be the next Amazon.Just a few months later, however, it looked as if it could become the next Pets.com. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Double standards: Can online shopping festivals make buyers stick?
Campaign India
Following a few online festivals that took place in early December 2013, Raahil Chopra spoke with a participant and a digital expert to find out if and whether these 'events' can create stickiness. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How Boot Barn uses Facebook to build a national brand and for introducing itself in new regions?
Internet Retailer
In the third quarter of 2013, the merchant had 1,057,063 Likes on Facebook--a 4,811% increase compared to 21,524 during the same period in 2012. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How RangerUp.com, a maker and web-only retailer of military-inspired clothing, drives big sales from Facebook?
Internet Retailer
The seller of military-inspired gear has the highest Facebook engagement rate in Internet Retailer's new Social Media 500. Learn the retailer's secret to inspiring customers to Like its content, share its posts and click through to its e-commerce site. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Apple's App Store rings up $10 billion in 2013, owns 63% of the mobile app market compared with Android's 37%
Internet Retailer
The $10 billion figure is not purely mobile; it includes sales of apps on Mac desktop and laptop computers. The percentage of sales stemming from Apple's suite of mobile devices--the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini--is unclear. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Essential strategies for matching demand signals to supply networks Essential strategies for matching demand signals to supply networks
Bearing Point

The ability to sense, and then respond rapidly to, demand signals across all supply chain partners is a key characteristic of the globally agile enterprise. Yet few businesses have put the systems in place to mitigate the risks of supply chain instability. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

 Mixing retail, leisure and community uses Mixing retail, leisure and community uses
Pinsent Masons

It's the kind of hybrid that will usher in a new age of retail. So can retail spaces also be pleasure inducing? Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Global supply chains. Some problems, few solutions Global supply chains. Some problems, few solutions
ING Economics Department

Supply chain optimization is critical to success in retail. But how do we go about it? Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

The supply chain disconnect: the challenge of getting everyone aligned The supply chain disconnect: the challenge of getting everyone aligned
Hitachi Consulting

From aircraft engines to automobiles and from hi-tech electronics to machine tools, the companies that make up the world's global industrial powerhouses are facing a number of key supply chain management challenges. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

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