Tagged: India

Pain Points of Indian eCommerce

Pain Points of Indian eCommerce

India is on the verge of an Internet boom and is projected to have between 330 million to 370 million internet users by 2015. That would give India the second largest base of internet users in the world behind China. The explosive growth in internet usage has more recently led to a corresponding growth in online business and eCommerce. This growth presents both great opportunities as well as some unique challenges. eCOMMERCE SEGMENTS eCommerce in India can be broadly divided into the Business-to-Business (B2B) and the Business-to-consumer (B2C) segments. In this post we will be focusing on the...

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality in India

It is the consumer that would be most harmed by net neutrality regulation. Decreased network capability, over time, would deny consumers new bandwidth intensive services, both from operators and those who provide services over the operators’ networks. Additionally, as operators increasingly turn to access charges to support network deployment and management, the charges for that access could increase anywhere from $10 to $55 a month for the average consumer. The price of access would increase to the point where consumers might be unwilling or unable to pay it. This could have the effect of discouraging consumers to connect – an ironic turn of events when the objective is universal broadband access.

Social Commerce

In the summer of ’99 a thousand i-entrepreneurs bloomed. Fabmart and Firstandsecond.com wanted to be Amazon — the giant retail store — of India. Rediff was selling knick-knacks on its e-commerce channel. Sify too joined the bandwagon. Apnaloan was promising to ‘sell’ loans online. Shaadi.com wanted to find your dream “other”. And then on April 4, 2000,  Nasdaq crashed. The Second Coming Digital technology has changed many things; the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we buy things. Today’s young netizens do many amazing things like buying pizzas to selling shares, doing banking, buying tickets,...

Mobile Marketing for Travel Agents

Mobile marketing is not just for big brands but has become the new standard in small business marketing, too. It’s great for securing business with local customers who’re on-the-go. Any type of local business can benefit from mobile marketing, with the most searched mobile categories being: restaurants, retail shops, financial information, and events/concerts.  This article is about mobile marketing for Indian travel agents. Rapid advances in mobile technology means that personalized offers delivered straight to consumers’ mobile devices are rapidly becoming part of the new normal. As smartphones get smarter, cheaper and easier to use — coupled with the...