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January 25, 2014
 
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Manu Jain, Jabong co-founder, quits to launch his own online venture through a partnership - Financial Express
Manu Jain, Jabong co-founder, quits to launch his own online venture through a partnership
Financial Express
On Wednesday, Jabong.com confirmed the development, stating that Jain left the company last week to start his own venture. Jain could not be reached over phone. Jain had already met with venture capitalists in this regard. Details of his plan are expected to be revealed next month. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

A statement of vision: Myntra's office characterised by thought and expression of Founder-CEO - Economic Times
A statement of vision: Myntra's office characterised by thought and expression of Founder-CEO
Economic Times
A visitor walking into the reception area of online retail store Myntra will be forgiven for thinking he has entered a high-end retail store by mistake. That is exactly what the company's founders want visitors to think, for the reception is kitted out with mannequins and racks of clothes. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

What are the challenges specific to websites like OLX dealing with secondhand goods? - Business Standard
What are the challenges specific to websites like OLX dealing with secondhand goods?
Business Standard
"The biggest challenge for e-commerce companies is to bring new customers on their websites while also retaining the existing ones. Also no one really has a benchmark to decide successes and failures for business models online.", Amarjit Singh Batra said. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

India-made economical robots deliver for e-commerce firms to optimize operations cost
Livemint
If battery-powered mobile robots, called drive units, sort delivery packages and fetch orders from warehouses of companies such as Amazon.com or Staples, some Indian firms have their own butlers--small, wheeled retrieval robots to assist workers in arranging and delivering goods. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Babycare portal First-Cry gets Rs 92 cr from Temasek arm - Economic Times
Babycare portal First-Cry gets Rs 92 cr from Temasek arm
Economic Times
FirstCry, which is owned by Brainbees Solutions and based in Pune, will use the money to double its network of brickand-mortar stores and hire more people for its online retail and mobile commerce services. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How Amazon manages to keep people hooked in India despite its late entrance in the country - The Hindu
How Amazon manages to keep people hooked in India despite its late entrance in the country
The Hindu
Amazon will work wonders on the Indian shopper, feels Lakshmi. With the choices, and the convenience of buying things with a click, "I end up buying more products online," says Swetha. Usha "no longer walks across to the bookstore to 'scan and search' the bookshelves. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Beenos Asia, a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce major Netprice, to target Indian Ecom'merce Sector
DealCurry
Recently, Beenos Asia along with econtext Asia had invested $5.5 Mn in Citrus Payment Solutions. Prior to this, it had invested in an online shopping website Shopclues.com with participation of other investors Helion Venture Partners and Nexus Partners. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

50 per cent of consumers in Delhi-NCR search online but buy offline - IBNLive
50 per cent of consumers in Delhi-NCR search online but buy offline
IBNLive
The trend is largely due to the consumer apprehensions of e-commerce transactions with 30 per cent consumers expressing concerns regarding the product quality and 28 per cent fearing wrong product delivery, the study highlighted. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Japanese investors eye Indian ecommerce segment - Business Standard
Japanese investors eye Indian ecommerce segment
Business Standard
"I think the Indian market is much more profound in terms of variety, and business opportunities. It is a much deeper market because of certain traits such as a huge population, and talent in the engineering segment.", Teru Sato said , president and Group CEO, Beenos India. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Amazon says it can ship items before customers order
11 Alive
Amazon, the Journal reported, says it may box and ship products that it expects customers in a specific area will want, based on previous orders and other factors it gleans from its customers' shopping patterns, even before they place an online order. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

  Trends 
How to Launch New Products on an Ecommerce Site?
Practical Ecommerce
When introducing new products or product categories to your shoppers, try to develop a selling proposition. This proposition could be about the product, as in the Loyall example, or about your store, your service, or other similar capabilities. Just let the shopper know why he or she should buy the product. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How would shoppers want to engage with retailers via the mobile phone? - Business Standard
How would shoppers want to engage with retailers via the mobile phone?
Business Standard
The larger question is whether to develop a mobile site or an app to aid transactions? However, this issue is redundant in a country like India. It doesn't depend on the retailers/merchant; it is basically about how consumers are browsing the content via feature phone or a smartphone. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Online retailers rush to create applications, specialised tools to drive sales - Economic Times
Online retailers rush to create applications, specialised tools to drive sales
Economic Times
Sensing that most of the growth and revenues will come from mobile-only shoppers, these sites are rushing to create specialised tools, such as personalised deal generators and local-language apps, to capture this new and rapidly exploding customer base. Already, the evidence is overwhelming. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Top 5 mobile marketing metrics that matter in 2014 -- and 5 that don't
Venture Beat
The world of mobile marketing moves fast, so why use outdated metrics that are no longer accurate representations of your application's health? Here are five metrics you should be focusing on -- and five you should lay to rest. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How A4C, an online retailer of electronics and cell phone accessories, accepts more orders without assuming more risk?
Internet Retailer
Since implementing a service from fraud prevention vendor Subuno, A4C is flagging 65% fewer orders as potentially fraudulent. The system gives the retailer more flexibility with fraud screening by allowing A4C to set different rules based on the amount of orders and other variables. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

7 Email Tips for Ecommerce Merchants in 2014
Practical Ecommerce
Email marketing remains crucial to most ecommerce merchants. But email is changing. Consumers increasingly access email from their smartphones. Gmail's influence on email marketing is growing. And the technology for producing and delivering emails continues to evolve.

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  Insight 
Who all will rule retail in 2014? Who all will rule retail in 2014?
Deloitte

This report looks at ten markets for retailers to consider from the perspective of timing - which are of near-term interest? Which ones are likelier to offer long-term opportunities. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


What online retailers should keep in mind to convert emotions into sales
What online retailers should keep in mind to convert emotions into sales (Premium) - View Free Sample
Shopping, be it online or in-store, is directly influenced by emotional behaviour. It then becomes imperative for a retailer to endorse the significance of customer's emotions since these behavioral changes may result in better business.Free for Email Subscribers! Share to get access Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Listening and engagement the key for e-tailers on facebook
Listening and engagement the key for e-tailers on facebook (Premium) - View Free Sample
India's e-tailing market is on an upswing, consequently driving the growth of modern retail. Interacting with customers through social networking sites has become essential for all the retailers, no matter how big or small they are.Free for Email Subscribers! Share to get access Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

The importance of supply chain integration  The importance of supply chain integration
Relex Solutions

Supply chain integration has been talked about for so long, and has had so much promised on its behalf that, frankly, it's easy to tune out. Yet it remains a critically important field that seems very likely to yield significant results. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


A self-assessment model for supply chains A self-assessment model for supply chains
Fortna

This article provides a self-assessment model to help you know where you stand in relation to the leaders and what steps you can take to gain competitive advantage using these strategies.

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 Supplier risk management techniques that matter Supplier risk management techniques that matter
PricewaterhouseCoopers

An effective supplier risk management can help retail and consumer goods companies achieve confidence in the performance of their supply chain. But how can it be done? Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


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