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February 15, 2014
 
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Top 7 entrepreneurs driving fortunes at India's most valuable e-commerce companies - Economic Times

Economic Times
These rising stars are grabbing investor attention and attracting serious capital that could catapult them into the exclusive club of India's internet commerce companies valued over Rs 1,000 crore. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Flipkart to throw open its logistics arm 'eKart' to deliver packages for competitors - Economic Times
Flipkart to throw open its logistics arm 'eKart' to deliver packages for competitors
Economic Times
eKart, which is currently running a pilot programme intends to roll out these services in the next few weeks. "We are running a pilot with a few partners. It is in a very early stage right now," said Sachin Bansal, Flipkart's cofounder and chief executive. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Flipkart eyes long-term innings with Motorola post successful MotoG debut; 20,000 units being sold out on Flipkart within hours of the launch
Hindustan Times
The US-based firm launched its much-awaited budget phone Moto G in India through Flipkart on February 6. There has been tremendous response from online shoppers to the launch with the 16GB version being sold out in first 15 minutes. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

PayPal chief reams employees: Use our app or quit; scolds them for not installing the company's app and forgetting their PayPal passwords
Venture Beat
David Marcus sent a memo to employees working at PayPal's San Jose, Calif., headquarters yesterday, scolding them for not installing the company's app and forgetting their PayPal passwords. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Pritesh Patel, Komli Media's ex-MD, joins Facebook India
VC Circle
While the publication mentions that the social networking major has confirmed the news to it, last we checked, Patel's LinkedIn profile mentions that he is still working at Komli. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

'Reverse Showrooming': How Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Can Fight Back to Win the Lost Grounds from Online Retailers
Businessinsider India
Studies consistently show that in general "reverse showrooming" - supposedly a brand new behavior - is actually more common than showrooming. That's true both in terms of how many people do it, and how routinely they engage in the behavior. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

B-to-B Ecommerce: Big Opportunity, with Obstacles
Practical Ecommerce
Forrester Research projected 2013 B-to-B ecommerce in the U.S. to reach $559 billion and B-to-C ecommerce to reach $252 billion. B-to-B, in other words, is roughly twice the size as B-to-C. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

NDTV reports losses of Rs 10.43 crore in Q3-2014, Retail/ecommerce business reports an operating loss of Rs 5.38 crore - Indiantelevision.com
NDTV reports losses of Rs 10.43 crore in Q3-2014, Retail/ecommerce business reports an operating loss of Rs 5.38 crore
Indiantelevision.com
NDTV reported consolidated Total operating revenue of Rs 127.43 crore, which was 20 per cent more than the Rs 106.19 crore in Q2-2014, but (2.06) per cent lower than the Rs 130.11 crore in Q3-2013. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Myntra eyes another round of 40 million dollars funds; in conclusive discussion with L Capital Asia and a few other investors: Report
FashionUnited India
The current round of funding in Myntra is happening around the time when Flipkart has introduced its own fashion brand called Flippd having a range of men's apparel and footwear. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

eBay India starts '9 hour delivery' service in Mumbai; trying to target office goers with its same day delivery service
Digit
The '9 Hour Delivery' service is meant for shoppers who want their favourite gadgets and lifestyle products as soon as possible. eBay has tied up with the Mumbai Dabbawala Association and Meru Cabs to generate awareness about the service. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Amazon-owned Junglee Now Lets You Compare Prices To Used Goods With Quikr Tie-up
MediaNama.com
Prices from Quikr are visible under a section titled 'Related product listings from sellers' on product pages. These listings are location-based, with an option to change your location and see relevant result from sellers in your area. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

E-commerce firms cash in on election fever by selling merchandise of political parties
Business Standard
In India, political merchandising is just about picking up and pales in comparison to the likes of Obama 2012 Store, an online store that sold buttons, shirts, hats, magnets, etc, with campaign material backing US President Barack Obama. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Stripe goes global: Customers can now accept payment in 130 currencies; new offering will help Stripe compete with its chief rival PayPal
Venture Beat
It's a smart strategy for Stripe, given that small businesses are increasingly building an online presence to connect with potential customers all over the world. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How personalization can bring e-mail marketing rewards and leads to higher open rates and more clicks in e-mails?
Internet Retailer
Personalized e-mail subject lines also can help retail chains prompt shoppers to open e-mail. Experian says unique open rates for e-mail messages with personalized subject lines are 37% higher than messages without personalized subject lines for messages that stem from multichannel retailers. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Network18, which has business interests in television, movies and online retailing, posts Rs.11.7 crore loss
Live Mint
Revenue from digital initiatives, including its websites and online retailer HomeShop18, grew 25% to Rs.149.8 crore. Revenue of Viacom18 rose 18% to Rs.557.6 crore. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Gurgaon-based Couponvoodoo.com aims to be the Google of coupon search in India
VC Circle
With the portal, consumers can simply post the URL of the product from their favourite e-commerce website and Couponvoodoo will automatically check if any discount coupons are available for the product. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

A book wholesaler shelves its old web site and boosts conversions by 40%; features live pricing calculations to help shoppers placing bulk orders see final costs
Internet Retailer
In contrast, a product page on the new Book-Pal.com lays out clearly in a table the bulk pricing tiers, with per-unit costs and discounts according to the order size range. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Healthkart plus, Generic drugs search app, with Android and iOS users witnessing over 2 lakh downloads in the last two weeks
Economic Times
The app is India's first comprehensive generic drugs search engine and allows users to look for medicines that are cheap and relevant than the ones subscribed by doctors, he added. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Durex India launches a new website to make the buying experience more convenient and personal
India PRwire (press release)
Durex has launched a dedicated India website - www.durexindia.com. The world's leading sexual well being brand from RB (Reckitt Benckiser) has also partnered with Healthkart.com to give consumers an option to purchase their favourite products online on - www.healthkart.com/store/Durex. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Wishpicker fills in a huge gap in Indias market by solving the first step in the gifting value chain - figuring out what to gift: Co-founder Prateek Rathore - Ventureburn
Wishpicker fills in a huge gap in India's market by solving the first step in the gifting value chain - figuring out what to gift: Co-founder Prateek Rathore
Ventureburn
Once a user decides on a gift, they're redirected to the partner ecommerce site where the transaction is then made. For now, Wishpicker's primary revenue model is getting paid commission by partner sites on every transaction referred. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

  Trends 
3 reasons you shouldn't start a company with the goal of being acquired
Venture Beat
So what that really means is there are two potentially bad alternatives and two potentially good ones for your startup. Why wouldn't you try to target your startup for an acquisition, one of the good outcomes? Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Are social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook making us stupid? - Economic Times
Economic Times
Speed, volume and ease with which information is shared through social networking sites may be making it more difficult for us to think analytically, researchers say. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Mozilla plans to present ads in Firefox; will diversify the browser's revenue channels
Internet Retailer
"We are excited about Directory Tiles because it has inherent value to our users, it aligns with our vision of a better Internet through trust and transparency, and it helps Mozilla become more diversified and sustainable as a project", says Justin Scott, Mozilla project manager. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

80% of consumers' mobile browsing time is on apps
Internet Retailer
Not only are consumers today browsing more on mobile devices, but the devices have mainly been responsible for a doubling of the amount of time consumers spend on the Internet over the last three years, Fulgoni said. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Microsoft considers bringing Android apps to Windows: A quick fix for a long-term problem
Venture Beat
While details are slim, sources say that Microsoft is currently in an internal battle between people who want to open up its app stores to Android apps and those who believe that doing so would kill Microsoft's platforms entirely. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email
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As smart home services sales head towards $71bn, are mobile operators' networks fit for purpose?
CBR Online
You need devices to be able to relay and respond to information to and from other devices, and you need intelligent processing going on in the background to enable this; no single stakeholder can take all of this on themselves. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

  Insight 
Interview- Kashyap Vadapalli CMO- Pepperfry.com
Interview- Kashyap Vadapalli CMO- Pepperfry.com (Premium) - View Free Sample
Pepperfry, an online furniture, home and living destination is one such web portal that provides a great shopping experience and follows a managed marketplace business model. Kashyap Vadapalli, the Chief Marketing Officer of Pepperfry.com spoke to Rashi Bisaria about the current state of the home decor market in India and its plans around the festival season.Free for Email Subscribers! Share to get access Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Interview- Pawan Gadia CEO Retail and E Commerce- Ferns N Petals
Interview- Pawan Gadia CEO Retail and E Commerce- Ferns N Petals (Premium) - View Free Sample
In a conversation with Twishy of exchange4media., Pawan Gadia, CEO-Retail and E-Commerce, Ferns N Petals speaks about the opportunities during festivals, challenges of the digital age and how the idea of gifting has evolved over the years.Free for Email Subscribers! Share to get access Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

 Auto Supply Chain in India Auto Supply Chain in India
Vector Consulting

Analyze if the auto supply chains have really implemented or manufacturing principles.

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Agile decision-making, business intelligence and your supply chain Agile decision-making, business intelligence and your supply chain
Grant Thornton

This survey examines supply chain business intelligence issues, including how companies use the data they have, how quickly they are able to respond to a changing marketplace, and how they could use their data more effectively.

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Reimagining Shopper Marketing Reimagining Shopper Marketing
Booz & Company

How consumers interact with brands has become nonlinear and shaped by many interactions across these touch points, leaving them to curate most of their brand experiences.

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Aiming is to bring the latest highstreet fashion to your doorsteps
Aiming is to bring the latest highstreet fashion to your doorsteps (Premium) - View Free Sample
Striving to provide the latest global fashion for women consumers in India, Stalkbuylove.Com presents weekly new collections at affordable prices.Free for Email Subscribers! Share to get access Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Retail mobilized  Retail Mobilized
Maxymiser

This paper aims to to understand the role mobile devices play in the retail shopping experience as well as the impact of the mobile customer experience on customer loyalty, engagement and long-term sales across multiple channels. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


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