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Flipkart vs Snapdeal: Two stars of e-commerce consistency and confidence - Economic Times
Flipkart vs Snapdeal: Two stars of e-commerce consistency and confidence
Economic Times
Flipkart and Snapdeal have raced to the top of the Indian ecommerce heap quickly. But the two companies have followed different routes to reach the position they are in today. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

This E-grocery Start-up Uses A Lean Model For Its Online Supermarket; In Talks To Raise Series B Funding
Businessinsider India
Although there were predecessors that attempted various models of grocery retail in the digital space and failed, LocalBanya has adapted a lean business model that relies on a convenient mix of warehousing and cash-and-carry. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

India's first exclusive online wholesaler opens shop this week, only one to allow retailers to buy products in bulk at wholesale prices - Economic Times
India's first exclusive online wholesaler opens shop this week, only one to allow retailers to buy products in bulk at wholesale prices
Economic Times
The wholesale site will be a part of shopclues.com, a retailer which is adapting to fierce competition in the Indian ecommerce industry. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

As Flipkart Hits $1B GMV Milestone a Year Ahead of Schedule, Indian E-Commerce Becomes The Next Frontier For Amazon, eBay
TechCrunch
In an internal note sent to employees, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, the former Amazon employees who founded Flipkart in 2007, said this reflects 100x growth since March 2011 when the company was doing around $10 million in GMV. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Snapdeal says it has learnt some tricks of the trade from the much larger US-based e-commerce company - Business Standard
Snapdeal says it has learnt some tricks of the trade from the much larger US-based e-commerce company
Business Standard
In its race to climb up the charts in e-tailing revenues, it is picking new revenue streams that others are yet to adopt, for example, carrying ads.
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How increased flow of funds injects new life into India's e-commerce industry - Economic Times
How increased flow of funds injects new life into India's e-commerce industry
Economic Times
The switch to a marketplace model from an inventory-led one and the rise of the online shopping trend in the country has also helped. But it is Flipkart's raising of $360 million (Rs 2,230 crore) in July 2013 that is widely regarded as the turning point. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

e-Walmart will be a bigger threat than Walmart; Indian mom-and-pop shops should be more cautious about the electronic version of retailers
Business Standard
Recognising the growth and potential of e-retail, Walmart is now canvassing with the government to open FDI investment in e-commerce. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

US retailers go online to net Indians;  JC Penney and Macys allow Indian buyers to pay in rupees for shipments - Business Standard
US retailers go online to net Indians; JC Penney and Macy's allow Indian buyers to pay in rupees for shipments
Business Standard
According to Third Eyesight, a retail consultancy, eight US department stores and brands are shipping their products to India. While these companies say this is a strategy to build their sales, retail consultants say they're testing the waters before they actually enter. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Fashion brands taking e-commerce route for India entry; Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridges will make their India debut online on Jabong.com - Live Mint
Fashion brands taking e-commerce route for India entry; Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridges will make their India debut online on Jabong.com
Livemint
Arun Mohan, chief executive and co-founder at Jabong.com, said over the past few months the company has had discussions with multiple fashion brands, largely European labels, that are keen on entering India. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Data analytics company that said no to Google search shuts operations
Economic Times
The investors were strongly in favour of a deal because they thought they saw an attractive offer. But when they found that Bhattacharya was not budging, they put a stop to further funding, precipitating a crisis and the eventual closure of the company. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Lalbhai Jr bets on custom clothing for e-comm, set up consumer internet division in Bangalore
Times of India
Arvind's latest joint venture tie-up with Goodhill Corporation of Japan, a suit manufacturer with over 40% market share of customized clothing in that country, is a part of this digital push. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Walmart to expand in e-retailing in India, planning marketplace model akin to Amazon, eBay - Economic Times
Walmart to expand in e-retailing in India, planning marketplace model akin to Amazon, eBay
Economic Times
Months after it put its brick-andmortar expansion plans in India in deep freeze, Walmart Stores is quietly readying a major e-retailing push in India with an electronic marketplace business model akin to that used by US-based Amazon and eBay Inc. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

5 Indian Startups That Made It To The Coveted Target's Accelerator Program - Siliconindia.com
5 Indian Startups That Made It To The Coveted Target's Accelerator Program
Siliconindia.com
Target, the multi-billion billion dollar American retailer company has scooped up 5 Indian startups into their Accelerator Program. Developing a team that is capable of assisting the firm in its research and development is what Target aims by this program. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Chennai shopping: Facebook page that connects buyers with smalltime sellers
Economic Times
While platforms such as Facebook are intended for consumers, businesses large and small have been quick to embrace online social networks. What is special about Chennai Shopping is that it is a community-based model with both online and on-ground elements. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

FDI should be phased over time so that it gives you enough time to get your act together: Deep Kalra, CEO, MakeMyTrip Inc - Business Standard
FDI should be phased over time so that it gives you enough time to get your act together: Deep Kalra, CEO, MakeMyTrip Inc
Business Standard
FDI in e-commerce might need to be phased a bit to protect domestic players, who have made substantial investments. If Amazon comes to India armed with a billion dollars, it may get difficult for people who built their businesses in the era of protection. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Electronics and Fashion See Most Transactions by Online Shopaholics; Myntra, Jabong, Snapdeal Top the Charts
Business Wire India (press release)
Interestingly, trends also revealed that while most of Cashkaro's women consumers chose Jabong, Myntra and Flipkart.com as shopping destinations, the men picked Indiatimes Shopping, Flipkart and Snapdeal.com to shop in. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Gurgaon's etailers face no threat from biggies like Flipkart, Jabong; the real fight is between online and offline market  - Economic Times
Gurgaon's etailers face no threat from biggies like Flipkart, Jabong; the real fight is between online and offline market
Economic Times
The industry experts say that these big players have been very helpful in creating the online retail platform. They have become the face and unintentionally channelled the tractions to other smaller players. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Five reasons mall and brand owners should co-opt 'e-tailers' rather than oppose them - Business Standard
Five reasons mall and brand owners should co-opt 'e-tailers' rather than oppose them
Business Standard
The earlier the mall owners/retail landlords (and some brand owners too) accept the reality of "e-tail" and take steps to adapt to these fundamental shifts, the better it would be for them. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Google Maps now offers indoor services in India; Offers maps of indoor spaces like the Airport, Shopping Malls and Train stations - The Mobile Indian
Google Maps now offers indoor services in India; Offers maps of indoor spaces like the Airport, Shopping Malls and Train stations
The Mobile Indian
Google Indoor Maps are available for select locations in 22 cities across India including Delhi - NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Coimbatore and Ahmedabad. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Maharashtra ranks Number 1 amongst all states for Flipkart's mobile sales with Nagpur, close to 14% of the total visitors to Flipkart.com come through mobile
Nagpur Today
The ease and convenience of being able to shop on the go without needing access to a PC is driving the popularity of m-commerce today. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

  Trends 
Why your business needs a chief data officer?
CBR Online
The rudimentary elements a CDO needs to address is the ABC challenge: bringing together the Analytical, Business and Computing functions within an organisation, which typically work separately to achieve different business goals. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

The Secret to Telling Your Brand's Story With Immersive Retail Design
Shopify
Now it's time to ensure that the actual physical space tells a story that will make a lasting impression on your customers and the media. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How to Generate Powerful Testimonials for Your Ecommerce Business?
Internet Retailer
When it comes to making buying decisions online, customer reviews and testimonials can be the deciding factor that make or break a sale.Displaying positive feedback from your customers on your website demonstrates that you have existing sales and provides social proof for potential customers who are thinking about buying from you. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How to Build an Audience and Drive Sales With Persuasive Video Marketing
Shopify
There are the online stores and small businesses that mastered these tactics of video marketing to build a real following around their products.They've built their audience in one of two ways. In this post, we feature stores with amazing channels and great videos, and also discuss their video strategies. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

5 tips on setting up an online business - Economic Times
5 tips on setting up an online business
Economic Times
The domain name you pick becomes the identity for your brand. So, it is important that you go for one that is short and easy to remember.
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  Insight 
An overview of supply chain trends and practices An overview of supply chain trends and practices
Cognizant

The focus on supply chain planning excellence has never been higher. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


The changing face of mobile-assisted shopping The changing face of mobile-assisted shopping
L.E.K. Consulting

A large percentage of smart phone owners now use their devices to assist in purchases every month. What has caused this shift in trend? Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


The Fallacy of Customer Loyalty The Fallacy of Customer Loyalty
TRC

Why are there so many retailers operating loyalty programmes and so many consumers with wallets and purses stuffed with various retail loyalty cards? Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


Total retail: A change is underway Total retail: A change is underway
Retail Association of India

There was a clear difference between how the retailer looked at customer experience and what the shopper wanted. To be able to bridge this gap, it was important to break the silos and create a unified experience. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


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