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Alibaba’s eCommerce Delivery Infrastructure – Create Winning Partnerships Lesson for India

Alibaba Logistics eCommerceIn the North Western United States, hedge fund manager turned entrepreneur was building global eCommerce giant Amazon backed by massive Technological innovations unheard of in the retail industry. In Asia, Jack Ma realizing the potential of Internet for commerce built Alibaba mostly on Winning Partnerships. We’d like to take a look on Alibaba and its group companies’ ecommerce delivery infrastructure such a bottleneck in this part of the world.

All the orders of Alibaba’s merchants are handled by over 16 third-party express companies. The top four express companies (together are known as “Tongda”) by volume have adopted the franchise model that controlled 76% of Continue reading Alibaba’s eCommerce Delivery Infrastructure – Create Winning Partnerships Lesson for India

India Internet eCommerce Forum by VC Circle – Key Takeaways

eCommerce India ForumVC Circle hosted India Internet eCommerce Forum in Mumbai and here are the key takeaways from the meet.

Horizontal vs Vertical Online Retailing in India Vertical specific platforms will have enough time (2-4 years) before it will start facing competition from the Horizontals. While eventually consolidation will set in, the platform which is differentiated and has built a brand will continue to stay. Within verticals however some
consolidation has already been happening (for example within babycare, food ordering, media reports around consolidation in taxi booking). Within real estate, there are two models emerging (classifieds / listings and transaction based) however there has been limited consolidation so far. Continue reading India Internet eCommerce Forum by VC Circle – Key Takeaways

Mystery Shopping on JustDial’s Local Only MarketPlace eCommerce Model

Local Search and Yellow Pages Giant, Just Dial has recently enabled online shopping on its platform and is currently mainly selling electronics in Tier 1/2 cities. It has already enabled a number of services (restaurant delivery & reservations, doctor’s appointment, cab booking, hotels, ticketing, movie booking, mobile recharge), on the product side it has only enabled sales of electronic items. The delivery is done by the seller itself and not by Just Dial, one can buy items only from sellers in the same city. There is reasonable breadth of products and depth of sellers only in top metros of Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore though the platform is enabled for 15 cities across India. Continue reading Mystery Shopping on JustDial’s Local Only MarketPlace eCommerce Model

Global Players eye e-commerce in India – Demand from Tier 2/3 Cities via Mobile

ecommerce india - demand from tier-2 cities by mobilee-Commerce companies are generally well positioned to benefit from rising internet penetration, improving affordability of mobile devices/tariffs and a maturing e-commerce ecosystem.

e-Commerce in India to Takeoff from Small Base
There are 200 mn internet users (c. 100 mn are active regularly), only 15 mn are currently transacting online. In order to entice more people to shop online, companies are using heavy discounts. Also in order to build trust and transparency, they are providing a cash on delivery (COD) option. Continue reading Global Players eye e-commerce in India – Demand from Tier 2/3 Cities via Mobile