The Private Labels Flywheel Starts Turning At Amazon India, To Be 25% Of Sales

It is every large format retailer’s wet dream to own brands, also called private labels. These in-house brands not only make a healthy contribution to the bottomline, they also help with service unmet market needs and plan inventories. The vagaries of…

Is Flipkart Clawing Back In The Game Against Amazon?

In early signs of a reversal in fortunes, Flipkart has outrun rival Amazon India in gross sales in two consecutive months, after trouncing the US-based ecommerce company with its Big Billion Day sales in October. The Indian ecommerce giant recently…

How To Drive E-Commerce Business Through Predictive Analytics

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO of the Digital Transformation Research and Advisory firm Greyhound Knowledge Group points out that earlier e commerce firms used to depend on reactive analytics like push based email campaigns but over the years the…

Flipkart Tries Its Luck With Private Labels The Second Time

After facing a poor run of its private-label initiative earlier, the country’s leading e-commerce player, Flipkart, is making a second attempt at launching them across several categories, in a major push for higher revenues. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and…

Going, Going…Jabong The Rise, Fall, And Sale Of Jabong Is The Future For Many Other Indian Startups

There was a time when Jabong was such a sought-after startup that some were even willing to pay $1.2 billion for it. On July 26, e-commerce major Flipkart acquired Jabong for $70 million—lesser than any of the bids reportedly made for…

How Jabong Dropped The Ball In Its Battle With Myntra

On July 26th, Gaurav Alagh, a former journalist turned entrepreneur, was having a bit of a bad day and he was getting rilled up on Twitter. His navy blue polo T-shirt hadn't come in, which he had ordered from fashion…

Coming Soon To A Website Near You: The Carnage Of Indian E-commerce

At 148 years old, India’s salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group wants to get hip and cool. So, for its first big gamble on India’s booming e-commerce space, the group says it will only sell Camels—that’s short for “certified authentic merchandise everybody loves”—on its…

How to deal with packaging waste

As Indians start buying more things online, it is placing a lot of stress on disposal and management of packaging waste. For Kartik Subramanium, a techie, buying online was a cool thing to do. “From clothes to groceries, I shopped online,”…

Developing mobile-first for a better customer experience

The new paradigm of user and customer experiences is to look at the simplest, smallest, and lowest powered platforms first, and those who are doing so are reaping the benefits of expanded markets and simpler tools. MobileFirst is a customer…

India eCommerce Warzone: Six cut-throat skirmishes underway between global giants & Indian top dogs

Amazon, America's largest etailer, began as an online bookstore in 1994. Two years before Jeff Bezos pored through the dictionary and picked out the world's biggest river as his brand name, lesser known (at least as of today) Charles M…

Netmagic bets big on innovations; says India witnessing unprecedented data center wave

One of the most well known names in the Indian data center market, Netmagic Solutions, is in the eye of a perfect storm. The Indian data center market is witnessing an unprecedented boom. A number of factors are fueling this…

Why Do E-Commerce Firms Need The Billions?

Months after e-commerce major Flipkart raised $1.9 billion (about Rs 11,800 crore) in three rounds of funding in 2014, the Bengaluru-based company is again understood to be in talks to raise at least $500 million. “I believe the profit margins…

More niche acquisitions likely in e-commerce sector, say analysts

In a bid to strengthen their presence in the e-commerce sector, large players such as Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart are likely to look at acquiring companies with niche, differential capabilities, say industry analysts. "Snapdeal will be able to leverage Unicommerce's…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Why Amazon (@amazonIN) runs Junglee as a separate website #Press #Media @timesofindia

It's been 16 months since Amazon, the $75 billion American e-tailer, launched a full-fledged online marketplace in India. It's been three months since its founder Jeff Bezos committed $2 billion of investments to its Indian operations. Even as those operations…

Why Amazon runs Junglee as a separate website

It's been 16 months since Amazon, the $75 billion American e-tailer, launched a full-fledged online marketplace in India. It's been three months since its founder Jeff Bezos committed $2 billion of investments to its Indian operations. Even as those operations…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Amazon’s (@Amazonin) strategy for India: Stick to the concept of sister site #Press #Media @EconomicTimes

It's been 16 months since Amazon, the $75 billion American e-tailer, launched a full-f ledged online marketplace in India. It's been three months since its founder Jeff Bezos committed $2 billion of investments to its Indian operations. Even as those…

GoDaddy expands domain of web naming business

GoDaddy, Scottsdale, Arizona-based registrar of Internet names, has a made a name for itself in the Indian market with rates as low as Rs 59 per month, notching up over a million customers and stealing well-known newage internet clients away from competitors.…

GoDaddy expands domain of web naming business

GoDaddy, Scottsdale, Arizona-based registrar of Internet names, has a made a name for itself in the Indian market with rates as low as Rs 59 per month, notching up over a million customers and stealing well-known newage internet clients away from competitors.…