Logistics of eCommerce in India

January 5th, 2016 Comments off

eCommerce IndiaWe’d like to present some stunning facts about the Logistics Industry supporting eCommerce in India.

India’s three pure e-commerce logistics companies – Delhivery, Gojavas and Ecom Express – have already achieved reasonable scale. Flipkart and Amazon have built large in-house capabilities through Ekart and Amazon Transportation Services, respectively. Traditional players such as Blue Dart and Gati have also entered this segment. The seven companies together deliver ~1m parcels a day.

Pure logistics companies cover only the top 4,000-5,000 pin codes out of ~30,000. Coverage will have to increase meaningfully when growth increasingly starts coming from smaller towns, and that will require heavy investment. The larger players have successfully raised Read the Full Article

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Can SnapDeal become Alibaba of India ?

December 16th, 2015 Comments off

Snapdeal SME Online Platform Snapdeal seeks to build an Alibaba-like model in India – a pure marketplace empowering SMEs. The company believes consumption opportunity in India could be huge, online penetration is low, and the private capital market has deepened, bringing entrepreneurial capabilities to the fore.

Snapdeal estimates India’s private consumption at US$1.4tn, 60% of GDP now, and potentially rising to ~US$2.5tn in the next Read the Full Article

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eCommerce Wars – Mobile App Vs Mobile Web App

December 3rd, 2015 Comments off

Mobile App Vs Mobile Website Flipkart discontinued its mobile website and went app-only on mobile to improve user experience and reduce customer acquisition cost. However, it may have lost users that are averse to download apps, so it has now launched a mobile website that provides an app-like experience within web browser.

What is Mobile web app vs. mobile app:

  • Mobile web app has app- like features such as push notifications, home screen icon for quick launch, a UI similar to
    app, etc.
  • Mobile web app will be very useful for users who do not want to install a native app due to memory constraints on their Read the Full Article
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Android Dominates Indian SmartPhone Market

November 16th, 2015 Comments off

The Indian wireless market is one of the fastest growing markets in the world, with an average of more than 6 million wireless subscribers added per month since June 2006. India is the world’s second-largest telecommunications market, with about one billion mobile subscribers as of mid-2015. Handset shipments in India have been rising strongly, at a CAGR of 29% over the past 10 years. India stood second in terms of total handset shipments, next only to China, in 2014.

Reliance Jio Launches LYF 4G LTE SmartPhone

Indian smartphone market will show 45% CAGR growth in next 3 years led by declining smartphone prices, increasing affordability, declining data tariffs and rapid deployment of 3G / 4G network. We expect Indian consumers to rapidly move away from feature phones to Read the Full Article

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Mobile Video Content Game Changer

November 1st, 2015 Comments off

LTE Network Expansion in IndiaThe size of device screens and deeper 4G penetration contributes to the growth of mobile streaming. The Ericsson Mobile Report, June 2015, estimates 45% of all mobile data traffic in 2014 was video. This leads to growing minutes of screen time usage, which should deliver higher volumes of data usage and increased mobile ad-revenues.

Recently, music streaming service provider Spotify launched a video clip streaming service. Based on research from GlobalWebIndex, almost 90% of Spotify users watch a video clip online, higher than Read the Full Article

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Telecoms & Payment Banks in India

October 28th, 2015 Comments off

Mobile Payments IndiaInteractions with Telecoms / Internet companies who have received payments bank licenses indicates that their business model will be based onthree principles a) financial inclusion, b) partnering with banks and c) ability to ‘burn’ to ‘scale-up’. Telcos have a head start with their large customer base.

Over the next 12-18 months, 11 payments banks will launch banking operations. We understand that they will focus on the unbanked and underbanked customers in rural areas as well as low-income-urban-customers rather than higher-end customers who will Read the Full Article

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