Is Online Grocery Still a Viable E-Commerce Category in India?

It is hard to miss the aggressive marketing that online grocery stores and apps engage in these days – from a constant barrage of TV advertisements, to capturing the billboards of the city. While to some, buying groceries online seems like a natural thing to do, to others, especially those from older generations, find the […]

Essential Tools to Excel as an Online Seller

The great thing about online retail is that it offers the seller a lot of flexibility in terms of doing their job. At the same time, online retail can be an overwhelming space. The sheer scale with which sales take place, the pace of the competition and the brand vulnerability that social media enables can […]

Developing the Art of Ecommerce Logistics

Probably the most interesting thing about the art of selling is that so much of it happens under the surface. E-commerce platforms regularly rate sellers and encourage the customer to do the same. As a result, we live in a world of seller’s ratings, five stars and customer feedback. But if we really look at […]

Online Marketplaces Causing Seller Woes!

Sellers! Are online marketplaces treating you bad? Do you have something you’d like to get off your chest? You probably do because just when you thought everyone was getting along your marketplace crossed you. How do you feel about that? The truth is you are not the only one. And picking your bone with the […]

Can Sellers Trust Online Marketplaces?

Lately it seems like everyone wants in on Indian ecommerce. Big corporations like the Aditya Birla Group, business tycoons like Ratan Tata and even international players like Amazon and Alibaba want to see how far Indian ecommerce can take them. The ecommerce scenario in the country is run by online marketplaces. There are hundreds of […]

Top 5 Issues With Online Selling

Every day Indian ecommerce grows a little bigger. 2015 was the year everyone truly saw the potential of Indian ecommerce. ASSOCHAM said the ecommerce industry in the country will be roughly worth $38 billion dollars by 2016. This prediction is based on numbers from the past: 2009 – $3.8 billion 2014 – $17 billion 2015 […]

How to deal with customers trying to rip you off

‘The customer is always right’, goes the dictum. Some might say that this is a very naive way of looking at things, and they won’t be completely wrong. The customer-seller relationship is based on a simple economic transaction, but it can lead to some complicated scenarios. Both the consumer and the seller are ultimately vying […]

5 Furniture etailers making a mark in the Indian Market

In an age where virtually anything can be bought and sold online, it is no wonder that the online furniture sales business is booming. Furniture as an online commodity has a certain specific set of problems – firstly, it is difficult to have a warehouse full of pre-made furniture items, as opposed to easy to […]

Order fulfillment services of online marketplaces – A quick look

In our last edition we spoke about the top three online marketplaces in India, namely Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. These three are bleeding themselves dry competing in various categories trying to one-up each other all the time. In fact, many experts believe that the battle of the online marketplaces comes down to who can take […]

Working capital assistance from online marketplaces: What are your options?

The Indian online marketplace has become a battleground for some big names. With e-retail and m-retail growing at an astounding rate, the Indian e-commerce industry is all set to hit the $100 billion mark by 2020. A few names stand out with respect to online retail, in terms of their sheer market size and growth […]

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