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Web 2.0 – Web India

Naukri – Demand buoyant, 99Acres Muted – Will Zomato Breakeven ?

Naukri Platform Demand Buoyant Naukri.Com is witnessing increased adoption of newer features by its corporate clients. 350 customers have gone live on Referral hiring system. Similarly, INFOE has sold cloud based Careers Site manager (CSM) to above 1,600 clients. Average realization in CSM has also doubled, indicating pricing power. The company expects growth rate to sustain in FY17.

The Management played down potential Continue reading Naukri – Demand buoyant, 99Acres Muted – Will Zomato Breakeven ?

Indian eCommerce – When will Companies Profit ?

Flipkart ProfitabilityMost eCommerce companies in India have been burning cash on traffic/customer acquisition, investments in technology and people and investments in warehousing / fulfillment capabilities. Hence, the bottom line was to maximize GMV / revenue and traffic, and the availability of VC/PE funding helped some companies achieve it quickly. However, of late, some companies have started talking about their profitability plans, and according to a number of recent articles in the media, most of them plan to be profitable by 2017-18.

While there has been no slowdown in Continue reading Indian eCommerce – When will Companies Profit ?

Delhivery- Fulfilling India’s E-commerce Boom

DelhiveryExponential growth of e-commerce in India over the last 2 years has created a massive opportunity for courier and fulfillment services in the segment. This has benefited existing courier companies like Bluedart and also led to the emergence of e-tailing focused companies like GoJavas, Delhivery and Ecom Express. They have invested heavily in technology and are a step ahead of competitors when the next wave of innovations hit the market. For example, they data mine the entire route of package delivery at the last mile from Distribution Center to Consumer Premises. Continue reading Delhivery- Fulfilling India’s E-commerce Boom

How JustDial is Transforming Local SME Business Facilitating to Sell Goods Online ?

JustDial the Local eCommerce GiantJust Dial which started off as Local Search business & sort of Yellow Pages has quickly transformed itself into an enable for commerce facilitating its already existing network of SMEs to sell their products & services online through Just Dial Search Plus platform.

India has its issues in terms of logistics and hence, just replication of the business models in China (where military logistics were developed) and in US (where logistics infrastructure got developed as early as World War II) would not work and India-specific business models need to Continue reading How JustDial is Transforming Local SME Business Facilitating to Sell Goods Online ?

How is Google Fighting the Advertising Threat from Facebook ?

Facebook AdvertisingFrom a high level, Google’s advertising business is built on top of two primary data assets – the explicit search queries that its users type into its search engine and cookies of users that it leverages to target non-search advertising (e.g, display ads). However, when comparing Google with Facebook as an Advertiser, the obvious questions that comes to ones mind are – Isn’t Facebook’s still relatively new people-based targeting approach superior to Google’s predominantly cookie based approach? And, as a result, won’t Google lose share – both in eCPMs and in use of its adtech – to Facebook over time? Given that Google has been innovating in its ad platform for longer and advertisers have been optimizing their campaigns for longer, doesn’t Facebook have more upside relative to Google from innovating and optimizing its ad campaign targeting and measurement platform capabilities? Continue reading How is Google Fighting the Advertising Threat from Facebook ?

India Graduates to Rapidly Growing Internet / Digital Economies

India's Internet EconomyIAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India) recently estimated that the number of mobile internet users will likely reach 213mn by mid-2015 implying a 55% YoY growth.

In our recent interactions, most internet companies have indicated a sharp increase in share of mobile traffic over the last 12 months – e-tailers like Snapdeal have been indicating that over 50% of transactions are now happening over mobile compared to only 5% at the beginning of 2013, for app dominated businesses like Ola and Zomato 70-80% of traffic is Continue reading India Graduates to Rapidly Growing Internet / Digital Economies