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Mukesh Bansal: Online is going to disrupt offline business model, will also force offline retailers to rethink their strategy
Business Standard
In the long term, we expect the marketplace model to contribute around 20 or a maximum of 25 per cent of our business, with the traditional 'buy & sell' model the rest. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Online retailers Flipkart, Myntra in merger talks; Mukesh Bansal not too keen on buyout, will prefer a financial investment to operate as a separate entity - Economic Times
Online retailers Flipkart, Myntra in merger talks; Mukesh Bansal not too keen on buyout, will prefer a financial investment
Economic Times
"The companies are in talks for a commercial partnership, but an acquisition is also on the table," said a person with direct knowledge of the discussions. "All options are being explored." Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Amazon builds India business quietly; Offers 15 million products across 20 categories; Pool of sellers grows more than 30 times since launch
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"Amazon has an unfair advantage over home-grown portals in global branding. Local players need to make a lot of effort to reach out to customers," said Harminder Sahni, managing director at Wazir Advisors, a consulting firm. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Snapdeal grew 500% last year; to hit $1billion GMV soon; tier 2 & 3 focus and long tail are differentiators
TOI
Snapdeal was founded in 2010, three years after Flipkart, by Bahl and his partner Rohit Bansal. It started as a daily deals site selling meal and spa vouchers but morphed into an online marketplace in 2011, now offering an assortment of 4 million products from over 20,000 sellers. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Our investment in Flipkart is now worth a little less than 300 times: Subrata Mitra, partner, Accel Partners
VC circle
And the fact is that in India you do not need to get it right the first time. There are enough opportunities. In a nascent market like India, if the team is good and can maneuver a little bit and find the right thing in the second or third attempt, you can still make it big Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Crocs India pulls its products out from at least 10 e-commerce sites because of the discounts offered by the online portals - Financial Express
Crocs India pulls its products out from at least 10 e-commerce sites because of the discounts offered by the online portals
Financial Express
While the two e-tailers will offer the entire range of Crocs shoes comprising 70 styles, they will not offer any special discounts or prices that are not available in their stores. The tie up will become operational this month. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Competition is excellent and more than welcome, we are focused on a pure play online: Ashish Kashyap, CEO, ibibo Group - Business Standard
Competition is excellent and more than welcome, we are focused on a pure play online: Ashish Kashyap, CEO, ibibo Group
Business Standard
"Competition, along with us, will drive user behaviour towards booking hotels online. At the end of the day, the platform delivering the best user experience, backed with deep technology on both the supply and demand side, wins.", says Ashish. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Amazon Payments woos startup e-retailers with a free processing offer for their first $10,000 in transactions over 12 months
Internet Retailer
For portfolio companies, such as new-business incubators that help several companies get off the ground, Amazon is offering free payment processing for the first $100,000 in transactions in one year. The promotion began March 4. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Snapdeal to open logistics platform SafeShip to rival e-retailers, marking its entry into the fast growing logistics market - Economic Times
Snapdeal to open logistics platform SafeShip to rival e-retailers, marking its entry into the fast growing logistics market
Economic Times
"While large competitors (of Snapdeal) might not opt to use (SafeShip), there is a large market made of small and mid-scale retailers who want to scale and need such technologies," said Ashish Jhalani, head of eTailing India. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Women ignite e-tailing in India; Shopped US$500 million worth of goodies last year; Fashion becomes as important a category as electronics - ZDNet
Women ignite e-tailing in India; Shopped US$500 million worth of goodies last year; Fashion becomes as important a category as electronics
ZDNet
"Women are emerging as a strong customer base for us, having grown from contributing 20% to our overall sales two years back to now clocking 40% of sales. The offline fashion and apparel industry has been dominated by offerings for men.," Mukesh Bansal, co-founder of Myntra, told Times Of India. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

All advertisers will need to shift to Shopping Campaigns; It will retire its Product Listing Ads' campaign format: Google
Internet Retailer
Just over a year since debuting Product Listing Ads (PLAs), Google Inc. has announced plans to phase out the original PLA ad creation and bidding method in favor of incorporating PLAs into the Shopping Campaigns ad management dashboard. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Cashkaro.Com Sets Cashback in Motion-the New Wave in E-Commerce, crossing the 1.5 crore marks in Cashback paid to members
Siliconindia.com
This means that every time a customer has visited an e-commerce site via Cashkaro and shopped, they have earned additional Cashback on their order. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

  Trends 
What To Sell Online: 10 Interesting Product Ideas Trending Right Now
Shopify
Since then we've gone through all of those resources ourselves and have selected 10 products - one product from each resource category that looked interesting and caught our eye. As a very quick product demand test we cross checked all of them in Google Trends. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Power of social media: How to run or ruin a company in 140 characters
Times of India
When Nat Rothschild, the co-founder of troubled miner ARMS, insulted his former investment partner on Twitter last week, he showed the power of social media for business leaders seeking publicity - but also the perils of saying the wrong Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email
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Why Every Ecommerce Business Needs a Blog (And 9 Ideas to Get You Started)
Colderice
Blogging is a great way to build your audience and generate more traffic and sales for your business. You shouldn't treat it as an unnecessary luxury. Even infrequent posts can help your business. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Creative Ways To Improve Ecommerce Customer Experience (That Also Boost Loyalty And Sales)
Shopify
If you've already set up your online store, you've likely checked off #1. Now, how do you improve the customer experience for an online store?While the in-person element may be absent, there are ways to improve your customer experience online by adding that little something extra to the right channels. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

8 Ways to Integrate Social Media with Existing Marketing
Practical Ecommerce
Video and photo sharing sites such as YouTube, Flickr, and Instagram can be repositories to archive content that is distributed through other channels. Blogs can become niche-market penetration tools to reach individual audience segments. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

  Insight 
Strengthening the supply chain  Strengthening the supply chain
Ernst&Young

Why do so few give supply chain the board-level leadership it deserves? Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


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