India’s eCommerce business experienced exponential growth of about 80% in 2013, and this magnitude of growth has continued. The explosion of online shopping in India has woken up retailers taking a lax look at eCommerce. With predictions of the eCommerce market...
Over the last decade or so ecommerce has boomed like never before. Technological developments on the ecommerce business’ side and internet penetration on the customer’s side has enabled this industry to grow fast - real fast. Moreover, the industry has been evolving...read more
When I visited China over a decade ago, e-commerce was still in its infancy in the retail world. Some gentleman called Jack Ma had launched Alibaba in 1999, but there was no sensation around his name as yet! Mobile phones were quite popular and the urban Chinese...read more
Ecommerce is going through a challenging phase, not for customers, but for most of the pure play ecommerce firms. Discounting models have increased losses, reduced profitability of the model and has left the future of quite a few established ecommerce players in...read more
2017 will probably go down in history as the year when the China O2O story really took off. They range from Alibaba's Hema supermarket to shared mobile phone chargers to shared umbrellas. In a bizarre marriage of IoT devices and QR codes, consummated by the 2 major...read more
The term "O2O" is, of course, a buzzword. It has multiple applications in every industry, region and market. In China, O2O has transformed from being a "trend" to being the de-facto operating model for digitally-oriented businesses in China. So, what does O2O really...read more
These days, most of us can’t go without the internet for even a moment. Last Friday, many had their worst nightmares come to life when they turned on their computers. Hackers, who call themselves the ShadowBrokers, had managed to infect more than 200,000 devices,...read more