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January 18, 2014
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25% of online orders returned, making it a growing concern for e-tailers
Economic Times
Vikas Ahuja, chief marketing officer at fashion retail website Myntra, acknowledged the concern. "We are in an industry-building phase currently, and see returns as an investment in building customer experience and trust," he says. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

AAP Govt's FDI Permission Withdrawal Points Out How Bizarre Is India's FDI Retail Policy
Shortly after coming into power, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) withdrawing its permission for foreign direct investment in retail, thereby becoming the first state to do so, reports IBNLive. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

FirstCry secures $15 million from Vertex Venture Holdings with participation from existing investors SAIF Partners and IDG Ventures: Report
Excluding the current round, FirstCry had raised a total $18 million investment investment until now - a $14 million Series B funding from IDG Ventures & SAIF Partners in Feb 2012 and a $4 million funding from SAIF partners in April 2011. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

After Snapdeal & Tradus, eBay rolls out same-day delivery option without any extra charges
Tech Circle
The 9 hour delivery concept gives consumers a faster and improved shopping experience. This is the first phase of the service, which is available to Mumbai customers on popular technology product categories and will be scaled to key cities in India in a span of few months. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Flipkart Co-founder Sachin Bansal Clears Air on IPO Launch in Exclusive Interview
eTailing India
In a SenseXclusive interview with WallStAnalyst.com's Sanjay Pandey, Flipkart Co-founder Mr. Sachin Bansal justifies investing in the future growth of company as opposed to becoming profitable. Additionally, he touches upon the company's IPO plans and its imminent shift to m-commerce platform. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

A mall operator installs mobile marketing technology in 34 locations to boost sales for retailers and brands
Internet Retailer
A retailer that sells online and in stores can, for example, send a shopper a coupon for a product that she's added to her online wish list when she gets close to the store entrance. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Were The Only Company In The Space That Has FDI Approval- Homeshop18 CEO Sundeep Malhotra - MediaNama.com
We're The Only Company In The Space That Has FDI Approval - Homeshop18 CEO Sundeep Malhotra
"The model is diagonally opposite to a teleshopping business. We are not in the business of buying slots and selling magic. We run our own 24 hours channel, our own Internet business and through mobile. We sell brands and guaranteed products.", says Sundeep. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

E-commerce and higher operational costs put pressure on retail chains to change
Internet Retailer
The e-commerce question is clearly worrying many retail chains, as reflected in the standing-room only attendance at Forrester Research Inc. vice president and principal analyst Sucharita Mulpuru's session, "First Look: 2014 Outlook for Digital Retail." Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How Akosha, an online consumer forum, turns consumer complaints into a business opportunity?
Business Standard
The start-up company says it is successful in around 55 per cent of the cases it takes up, which means about half of those consumers whose complaints earlier went unresolved at least have a chance of a solution through Akosha. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

50 Ways to Make Your First Sale
With the help of Sean Work, Director of Marketing at KISSmetrics, we put together this comprehensive guide to help you make your first sale. You can read this guide like a book from start to finish, or feel free to jump into whichever chapter interests you. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

The next Infosys | Tapping the mobile advertisement space - InMobi
Live Mint
For InMobi, which now has operations in the US, the UK, China and Australia, the timing of its decision to switch to mobile advertising from being a text messaging-based search platform could not have been better. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

3 E-commerce Start-up Marketing Tips to Level the Competition
Search Engine Journal
To be a successful e-tailer, you need to take an innovative approach, not just with your interface, products, and tools, but with your marketing strategy. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Why e-retailers might see more consumer spending in 2014?
Internet Retailer
Online consumers expect to earn more money this year and they hope that online retailers will offer them more ways to save, according to a new report from online coupon provider RetailMeNot Inc. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Personalized e-mails drive shoppers to buy--and buy more--in stores and online
Internet Retailer
77% of online shoppers say they're more likely to buy from a retailer when its e-mails are personal, according to a new survey. And 82% of web shoppers say they'd likely buy more items from a retailer if its e-mails were more personally relevant. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How Social Marketplaces Can Benefit Ecommerce Merchants?
Practical Ecommerce
Shoppers can tell the world whether they Like a merchant or a product. In turn, merchants can share details of themselves such their names, faces, outside interests, and provide easy methods for consumers to communicate with them. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

4 Principles of Social Proof Every Ecommerce Store Owner Needs to Know
Social proof, one of Cialdini's famous six pillars of influence, has become a very important part of selling given the open nature of the web.More and more often, we look to the opinions of others and additional "signals" to evaluate our potential purchases. Perhaps this is best expressed in the rise of the online review. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How to get everyone on the same page with regards to your supply chain objectives? How to get everyone on the same page with regards to your supply chain objectives?
Hitachi Consulting

Key supply chain challenges are many. But the major problem is getting everyone in line with regards to your supply chain objectives. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

 E-commerce essentials
E-commerce essentials
Highland Software
Here are 10 things every business owner should know about e-commerce. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How can you trounce Amazon at its own game? How can you trounce Amazon at its own game?

All those who have challenged Amazon have only enjoyed modest success. But you can change the tide. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How to plan for and react to supply chain disruptions  How to plan for and react to supply chain disruptions
GT Nexus

Companies can prepare for threats to the supply chain by using agile and adaptable strategies, better data sharing platforms, and partnerships Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Social media has become an integral part of the recruiting process- Kavita Rao Director HR- Unisys Global Services (Premium) - View Free Sample
Social media has become an integral part of the recruiting process and this trend is likely to grow exponentially in the coming years. To understand more about the HR strategies/programs and the recent trends, Dataquest spoke to Kavita Rao, Director, Human Resource, Unisys Global Services, India, China, and Hungary.Free for Email Subscribers! Share to get access Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

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