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A t-shirt seller becomes e-store enabler for retailers with Zepo.in, gets pricing wrong? - VC Circle
A t-shirt seller becomes e-store enabler for retailers with Zepo.in, gets pricing wrong?
VC Circle
According to the company, more than a thousand small enterprises have already set up their e-store with the help of Zepo, without bothering much about developing the portal. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

We want to make millions of dollars from Junglee: Amazon's Amit Agarwal - Livemint
We want to make millions of dollars from Junglee: Amazon's Amit Agarwal
Livemint
Junglee is a very specific idea that is trying to satisfy the goal: how do we help customers find the best way to buy anything. It is run as a separate business, with a separate team, with that sole objective. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Snapdeal clicks on services space to hit $1 billion with the launch of an education marketplace
Economic Times
The diversification into offering services, a first for any products-driven e-tailer in India, is aimed at hastening Snapdeal's billion-dollar turnover target, possibly making it the first online retailer to hit that number in a few months from now. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

eBay Leads Giant $133.7 Million Investment in Indian Shopping Site Snapdeal; could result in a buyout of what is viewed as the eBay of India
Re/code
The investment could lead to an outright buyout down the line as eBay has done in other global markets, Devin Wenig, president of eBay Marketplaces, told Re/code in an interview this week, although a decision has not been made. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Discounts backfire; many e-com ventures shut shop; Most of the companies are struggling to raise their next rounds  - Business Standard
Discounts backfire; many e-com ventures shut shop; Most of the companies are struggling to raise their next rounds
Business Standard
The closure of Dhingana is the first casualty in e-commerce space in 2014. The cash-strapped firms, which are unable to raise a second round of funding, is left with no options but to close down the operations.T Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

It's party time for e-commerce players; Firms expect tenfold growth as people are lapping up merchandise featuring popular politicians
Daily News & Analysis
Many agree that this time around, the youth have stepped into the political movement unlike ever before. Hence, online retail companies are listing products that cater to the taste of youth and are cool to sport. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Snapdeal co-founder Kunal Bahl, the rising star of India's e-commerce space, wants his site to sell everything
Economic Times
According to Bahl, the company expects to sell goods worth $1 billion (Rs6,200 crore) by the end of the next financial year, and post its first profit the fiscal after. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

E-Commerce Firm Infibeam buys 100% stake in Bangalore based digital marketing firm ODigMa for $5 mn in a cash and stock deal - DealCurry
E-Commerce Firm Infibeam buys 100% stake in Bangalore based digital marketing firm ODigMa for $5 mn in a cash and stock deal
DealCurry
The deal valued at 5x sales multiple sees Advit Sachdev, CEO of ODigMa, and his team of 100 working as a subsidiary of Infibeam. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

After Moto G success, Flipkart lines up special treats for Rajinikanth fans with Karbonn Kochadiyaan - Financial Express
After Moto G success, Flipkart lines up special treats for Rajinikanth fans with Karbonn Kochadiyaan
Financial Express
The set of three feature phones and three smartphones range from Rs 1,800 to 8,000. Customers can place their pre-orders on Flipkart exclusively from March 21-28. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

E-commerce logistics companies shut shop; stifled by competition from established players, uninspiring margins and a dearth of funds
Economic Times
"E-commerce logistics companies require capital to set up branches and acquire equipment. They also require funds for working capital," said Nikhil Shah, senior director at professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How Google Plus helps Top 1000 retailers boost click-through rates
Internet Retailer
Around 43% of Top 1000 retailers include the +1 button on product pages. Including '+1' data in paid search ads increases click-through rates by 10-15%, according to Google. Some retailers say they've also noticed a lift in organic search rankings and clicks. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Digital ad spends expected to grow at a CAGR of 34%: Rajan Anandan, MD, Google India
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"We will soon become the second largest internet market in the world and this is extremely important for companies that have a huge dependence on digital," he added. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

eBay buys 3D graphics company PhiSix to virtually demonstrates how clothing would fit on a particular shopper's body while she moves
Internet Retailer
PhiSix's four staffers will join eBay's "innovation and new ventures" team, eBay says. Neither company detailed the cost of the deal. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

If B2C E-commerce is opened up to FDI? Will that be sufficient to offset the perceived
If B2C E-commerce is opened up to FDI? Will that be sufficient to offset the perceived "losses" indicated by those opposed to it?
Business Today
Much will then depend on how the policy is designed and framed. It has to be sufficiently open and stable to allow interested parties to come in, and sufficiently closed to prevent a free run. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

MobiKwik Wallet Will Become A Way Of Life For Indians: Bipin Preet Singh, Founder and CEO, MobiKwik
Businessworld
Industry trends are aligned to provide MobiKwik the requisite growth. These trends include: Smartphones to be 'the' smart choice of users: India is set to become the third-largest market for smartphones in four years, according to researcher IDC. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Online consumers show greater loyalty to fewer retailers; A new global survey credits better branding, loyalty programs and social media for the trend
Internet Retailer
15% of survey respondents say that over the last year, they have shopped with only one retailer through any channel. That's up from 8% in 2012. A further 43% report shopping with between two and five retailers over the past year, up from 35% in 2012. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Considering the FB-WhatsApp M&A, just how exactly are new economy deals valued?
Economic Times
There are no easy answers. It is more "art than science" as most experts believe. Saurabh Srivastava, co-founder IAN, says VC assesses how the team is, and its execution skills. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How Canon plans to take on Flipkart, Amazon in India - CanIndia News
How Canon plans to take on Flipkart, Amazon in India
CanIndia News
Canon India is considering longer warranty periods for products bought offline to negate the steep discounts offered by e-tailers. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Gaining mobile shopping traction requires retailers to think beyond payment
Mobile Payments Today
"Mobile shopping apps and sites need to offer greater levels of personalization, service and support to consumers," rent Cohler, director of mobile product marketing at SAP told Mobile Payments Today. "Mobile commerce is about much more than just the payment." Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Online map based home search portal Housing.com launches interactive 'New Projects Platform'
Economic Times
The platform provides floor plans for all flats, structure and directionality of houses, commute details, nearby features and reviews by property experts. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

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Gmail adds easy unsubscribe button to stem the tide of promotional email
Venture Beat
The prominent unsubscribe option, which shows up right next to the name and email address of the sender, will prevent people from having to search through the fine-print at the bottom of an email for a minimized unsubscribe link. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Wish to get a job at Google? Here are their five hiring attributes
Economic Times
To sum up Bock's approach to hiring: Talent can come in so many different forms and be built in so many nontraditional ways today, hiring officers have to be alive to every one - besides brand-name colleges. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

5 PR lessons from Viber's rise from zero users to a $900M exit
Venture Beat
The Viber team decided to start with a soft launch in a market that was willing to try a new app, and to experiment with what was then a brand new way to register with a voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) app -- with your phone number. That led them to a launch in Israel. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

13 Amazing Abandoned Cart Emails (And What You Can Learn From Them)
Shopify
Today we want to zoom in on one of the most effective ways to recover lost customers after they abandon their carts: the Email Recovery Campaign. Then we'll share the tools you need to set one up for yourself. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Google sees no threat from Facebooks WhatsApp acquisition as it does not compete with them in the small and medium business segment  - Economic Times
Google sees no threat from Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition as it does not compete with them in the small and medium business segment
Economic Times
"In terms of acquiring new customers, it is not really as obvious how Whatsapp is useful. So, I am not worried about WhatsApp as a competitor to destabilising our presence or competitor for Adwords.", a top company official said. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

A compressor manufacturer faces the pressures of selling online; managing its back-end production as well its customer-facing web site
Internet Retailer
It has stepped up its online game with a new e-commerce site that supports self-service ordering of customized compressors as well as individual parts, reducing the time it take customers to place orders and freeing up customer service representatives. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

  Insight 
E-commerce's dependence on technology E-commerce's dependence on technology
Orckestra

Moving towards cloud commerce helps transfer greater portions of e-commerce applications, and data into the cloud adds real value to the organization. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


Consumer expectations driving the next retail business model Consumer expectations driving the next retail business model
PwC

Consumers have the tools, literally at their fingertips, to immerse themselves in a retailer's brand but also to skewer that brand on blogs or social media if the brand promise is broken, the shopping experience disappoints, or a purchase costs more than expected. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


How Global Should Your Supply Chains Be? How Global Should Your Supply Chains Be?
Global Edge

This paper offers nine guidelines for managing global supply chains to help companies reach this increased strategic focus and globalization of supply chains. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


Security Challenges to the growth of ecommerce
Security Challenges to the growth of ecommerce (Premium) - View Free Sample
Web security issues are perceived as the prime obstacle to doing business online. electronic cash payment systems are increasingly replacing traditional payment methods such as cheques. Promotion and optimal use of security would ensure privacy and trustworthiness, hence supporting the growth of e-commerce. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

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Shopper Marketing: The 'silo-busting' challenge across Sales & Marketing
Brand Learning Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Increasingly, organisations are recognising the critical importance of aligning their Sales and Marketing functions in their drive for new commercial growth. A key vehicle for this alignment resides in an existing but currently over-siloed activity. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


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