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,”…

New ad: why did Flipkart go back to basics?

E-commerce major Flipkart, with 75 million registered users, has gone back to explaining the basics of online shopping to Indian shoppers with its TV ad campaign, Flipkartmatlab bilkul pakka. The two-film campaign seeks to reassure customers that they can never…

Sweat It Out In Style: Ralph Lauren Launches the PoloTech Shirt

In August 2015, Ralph Lauren launched the PoloTech Shirt – a smart wearable garment. Developed in partnership with OMsignal, the shirt uses silver fibers woven directly into its fabric and measures real-time workout data like heart rate, breathing depth and…

Product e-Commerce Sector To Grow Ten-fold By 2020

Moderating the second panel session, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group pointed out that while the cost of creating a website has declined considerably in the last few years, the key to survival of E-commerce model is customer…

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…

Mobile payments: Trends in 2015

Experts are predicting that more and more consumers will take to mobile banking as the under-banked look for a better online shopping experience Apple Pay uses NFC to enable payments. However, apart from the US, NFC has failed to gain…

Inclusion By Mobile

This case study looks at how M-Pesa, a service that originated in Kenya, was tweaked for India and whether it can succeed. EXPERT VIEW: OPTIMUM ADOPTION OF M-PESA WILL TAKE AT LEAST TWO YEARS "M-Pesa's adoption has been low owing…

Dated laws, policy grey areas worry e-commerce players

Amazon, Uber recently expressed concern over lack of clarity in regulation. E-commerce players such as Amazon and Uber feel that dated laws and lack of clarity in regulations are the biggest risk for their India operations. “The rules that exist are…

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…

Mobile-commerce comes of age in India

Just two seconds can make a difference of hundreds of crores of rupees in some businesses. That's the premise on which HDFC Securities is re-inventing its stock trading app for mobile phones. The new app will feed real time stock…

Companies devise new strategies to keep pace with rapid rise of mobile commerce

From e-commerce to m-commerce Exactly a year after it launched a mobile app, Amazon India gets half its traffic from smartphones. "The significance of mobiles is much higher in India than anywhere else as most of first time internet users…

Shoppers log on to comparison portals for picking up best deals

At a time when all online retail biggies such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazonrun big discount sales, how do you make sure you're getting the best price for a product you plan to buy? A growing number of internet shoppers…

Raging demand for Mi3: Can Xiaomi match the hype with robust supply chain & service network?

Repeat Xiaomi (pronounced shiao-me) five times. The time you will take to accomplish this minor feat is approximately the time it took the Chinese maker of smartphones to sell out their second lot of Mi3 smartphones in India: about five…

Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

Internet user base touches 200 m in Oct

Fuelled by an increased adoption of mobile Internet due to falling smartphone prices, the Indian Internet user base has reached 200 million in October. According to latest data from IMRB and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), this rise in…