Tag "ecommerce"

Influencer marketing gaining momentum during the festive season

By : CIOL Bureau

Festive season in India is the biggest time of the year as customers splurge and brands go in guerrilla mode. Last year, Covid-19 disrupted sales volume for brands as people resorted to meagre forms of expenditure owing to a cut

Amazon and Catamaran part ways after 7 years

By : CIOL Bureau

Prione Business Services Pvt. Ltd., the joint venture between Amazon and Catamaran, which has been running successfully for the past 7 years, has been discontinued. The JV has enabled over 300,000 sellers and entrepreneurs to go online and enabled 4

Startup Circle: How is WareIQ helping brands to scale their business online?

By : Laxitha Mundhra

WareIQ, an e-commerce fulfilment and shipping company, enables Amazon-like next-day delivery for e-commerce companies in India. It is a graduate of the Y-Combinator Summer’20 batch. The company serves brands that sell direct to consumers (D2C) through their own online channels or

Evolution of e-commerce tech to make buying process easier

By : CIOL Bureau

E-commerce has come of age but still has a long way to go before it truly matures. What seemed like magic when it began, E-commerce, to this day, has several layers of internal and external technical dependencies. These determine its

Hyperlocal E-Commerce – An Opportunity to better shopping experience

By : CIOL Bureau

The e-commerce industry has been growing significantly over the years. However, the occurrence of the pandemic last year came as a blessing in disguise and gave the requisite push to the sector to grow and proliferate. The primary reason for

Startup Circle: How is Dukaan App helping local sellers set up ecommerce stores easily?

By : Laxitha Mundhra

For years, the local stores have provided us with daily necessities, in rural and urban areas alike. But with the COVID-19 induced lockdowns witnessed in the country, small business units saw a surge in innovation and adoption of digital technologies

Presenting the Big 4 of Indian Retail

By : Sunil Rajguru

There are two things to note in Indian retail. One is that the mom and pop stores will survive. That much is clear. But there is not much space in the middle. Consolidation is happening in a big way at

Startup Circle: How is homegrown e-commerce Hokosoko advocating ‘Vocal for local’?

By : Laxitha Mundhra

Worldwide e-commerce growth is on the rise, and it has put immense pressure on manufacturers and retailers to differentiate themselves and provide superior shopping experiences both online and in physical stores. E-commerce provides global marketplaces, retailers, and brand manufacturers with

Cybersecurity in the era of regular online shopping

By : CIOL Bureau

In today’s world, there has been explosive growth in online shopping. Before the lockdown, there were options for in-store shopping and window shopping. Due to COVID 19, online shopping has grown tremendously. This has accelerated the shift towards online shopping

2020: The year of Supply Chain and eCommerce startups; here’s who pulled through

By : Laxitha Mundhra

The year 2020 saw a lot of tectonic shifts for the Indian ecommerce industry. It saw a massive change in consumer behaviour. For example, electronics and mobile phones dominated the list of buying preference among consumers. Due to the, well, in

[Funding] E-commerce Platform Bikayi raised $2 million seed fund from international investors

By : CIOL Bureau

YCombinator-backed startup Bikayi has raised a seed round of $2 million from a clutch of international investors. This included Mantis ventures, musical band Chainsmokers’ VC Fund. About Bikayi The Hyderabad-based startup helps small merchants create online storefronts and accept orders

B2B Ecommerce: The Power of e-Platforms

By : Ashok Pandey

Vinaya Varma, CEO, Mjunction Services Limited As the world adopts the digital economy, businesses gradually moved from simple software products to platforms, which are technology and internet-enabled business models that create value across a dynamic network of stakeholders. These platforms are