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  • Why Indian eCommerce Start-Ups Don’t Prosper

    India, a nation that boasts of nearly 500 million Internet users and the No. 1 market in the online retail space, should already be the global leader with regards to eCommerce. According to a recent study conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC), India is the fastest growing market in the global Top 20 smartphone marketplace, witnessing an impeccable annual growth of 14% in 2017, with a total shipment of 124 million units. To add to that, even Rural India has observed a staggering growth in the mobile Internet business. Moreover, the Govt. of India’s recent draft eCommerce policy is tailor-made ...

  • O2O Commerce Is The Next Retail Revolution In India

    DESPITE boasting of the world’s largest consumer base for eCommerce, online shopping portals contribute to only 4% of India’s total retail business. A recent study revealed that 96% of the marketplace prefers the traditional, offline shopping experience. Industry experts believe customers rely upon personal interaction and real time product information before making a payment. Even in metros and tier 1 cities, eCommerce portals contribute to only 22% of total retail sales. This low number can be attributed to reluctance of customers to trust online payment methods, undue shipping charges, the lack of installation assistance, and difficulty to operate without technology, ...

  • PCI Compliance Guide : Why Indian eCommerce Start-Ups Must look for PCI Compliance

    A lot of eCommerce start-ups are entering the market, with hopes of competing with the likes of Amazon and Flipkart. To do so, they need to comply with PCI security standards, to avoid credit card fraud and data breaches. But what exactly does being PCI Compliant mean? Here, we explain:What is PCI DSS? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is a globally accepted policy used to protect debit, credit and cash card ...

  • Why Traditional Wholesale Business Must Transform To B2B – Part 2

    In India, B2B eCommerce is like Oxygen for the dying breed of wholesalers and traders. It’s time for them to forget their traditional methods and adopt the B2B model, to sustain and grow in the global eCommerce market. By switching to B2B, they will have the luxury of governing business across India – the world’s largest consumer market – instead of limiting themselves to a small portion of the country.B2B: Cost-Effective Strategy : Over the last few years, there is enough proof that B2B model offers an incredible cost-effective strategy, no matter ...

  • Why indian wholesalers & traders must transform to B2B eCommerce – Part 1

    INDIA boasts of the fourth largest market in the world with regards to B2B trading and traditional wholesales business. And yet, India’s wholesalers and B2B traders prefer the traditional business route, which involves dealing with higher quantity and invoice value. So why should traditional wholesalers switch to B2B eCommerce model? We explain in this article:  Order Automation  The traditional wholesale business operates on high quantities and high invoice value, as they sell products to other retailers on small wholesalers. By adopting B2B model, they can automate recurring purchases and smart shipments which ...

  • E-Pharmacy is the new wave in Indian eCommerce

    Over the past decade, the Indian eCommerce industry has evolved from an online book store to a full-fledged convenience store where a consumer can order just about anything under the sun. And now, the next wave in industry is E-Pharmacy, which is expected to gain 8% market share by the end of 2020. According to a recent survey by Research wing of Chitrangana, more than 60% Internet users in Germany buy medication online. In India, a few pharmacy outlets have already set up websites providing home delivery services. However, they are still a long way from competing with portals dealing ...

  • Top eCommerce consumer trends likely to impact Indian market in 2019

    'The Indian eCommerce demography is changing rapidly since the younger generation is now a decision-maker with regards to shopping and purchasing. This leads to a change in shopping trends. Since there are more working professionals, they lack sufficient time for shopping." - Chitrangana.com But by embracing technology, India’s eCommerce industry is now able to offer user friendly technology and customer service. Let us dive into five consumer trends we’ll see in the following year:1) Specialised eCommerce ...

  • Why Start-Ups Must Embrace Draft eCommerce Policy – view by Chitrangana.com

    The Govt. of India’s new Draft eCommerce policy should serve as a shot in the arm to ambitious start-ups trying to compete with global giants such as Amazon and Walmart. Seeing as the policy is designed to benefit the Indian consumer and/or retailer, the Govt. of India deserves a ton of praise - Chitrangana.comIt’s not a well-kept secret, at least in industry circles, that international eCommerce players do everything within the rulebook to bypass the Indian taxation ...

  • Top 5 guidelines to starting eCommerce start-ups in India

    We are entering the golden age for eCommerce start-ups in India, especially after the Govt. of India’s new draft policy. But it’s easier said than done, and start-ups must follow a set of guidelines in order to thrive in the marketplace and compete with the likes of Amazon and Flipkart.It’s a little known fact that at least 90% eCommerce start-ups in India fail to blossom due to lack of planning, knowledge and market understanding. And this, despite India ...

  • eCommerce Startup Revolution: How Indian start-ups can spread their wings in eCommerce

    With the Govt. of India already determined to help Indian eCommerce start-ups compete with established overseas giants, we highlight five ideas that will help them in their cause.1) Aid of Search Engines: Besides improving SEO for their websites through use of strong keywords and link building, the start-ups must view themselves as search engines and not just eCommerce websites. According to a research by Nielsen, search success rates have increased from 74% to 92% ...

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