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Online Retailers Fear GST Compliance Burden

With the new economy sector coming under the ambit of GST, industry insiders say the GST Bill may put a compliance burden on online retailers

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GST Rollout: What It Means For Online Consumers

The bill aims to eliminate the cascading effect of taxes on production and distribution prices of goods and services

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The Inside Story: Jabong's Discount Deal And Failure Of Rocket Internet Ventures

Rocket Internet came to India as nothing but a German incubator, bringing on stealth mode ventures like Foodpanda.in, OfficeYes.com, FabFurnish.com, Jabong.com, HeaveandHome.com and many more like that

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Case Study: Technologically Unready

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do” — B. F. Skinner, Social Philosopher

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Myntra's Acquisition Of Jabong Proves Fashion To Be The Hot Spot For E-tailers

The deal reinforces that the high-margin fashion category will be the most profitable segment for e-tailers going forward

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Flipkart's Myntra Buys Jabong For $70 Million

Niche e-commerce players in India are facing greater competition from both domestic rivals and the likes of Amazon.com Inc, at a time when industry valuations have begun to cool

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Myntra Acquires Jabong From Global Fashion Group

Myntra, which was acquired by Flipkart in 2014 in an estimated Rs 2,000 crore deal, will have access to a combined base of 15 million monthly active users; financial details of the deal not disclosed

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India Needs Its Own Business Model

Rather than blindly copying business models, the key to success lies in adapting and reconfiguring them to fit the country’s environment and the consumers’ needs

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Alibaba Adds Fuel To Flipkart-Amazon Fire

The Indian e-commerce industry is still in its nascent stage, so the battles will have to be fought strategically as this is just the beginning

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Flipkart-Snapdeal Merger: Bad Idea

What about Alibaba? The Chinese giant is already a stakeholder in Snapdeal so a Flipkart-Snapdeal merger will in effect mean an Alibaba-Amazon duopoly in India

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In India, Private Equity Firms See New Allure In Old World Retail

Malls are evolving from ramshackle collections of stores to modern plazas complete with air conditioning and family entertainment centres, are seen as a gateway to brands that a growing middle class aspires to own

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Are Online Shopping Websites Having Negative Impact On The Retailers In India?

E-commerce site have the luxury of showcasing various products from various brands as they do not need to physically store these products

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Deal Activity Hits A Bump

What’s interesting is that PE deal flow has also taken a hit with investors taking a cautious approach towards fresh investments in the startup ecosystem which attracted capital in hordes from risk capital investors last year. The value of PE deals dipped to $518 million this year from $1,248 million in May 2015

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ItzCash Gets BBPOU License From RBI

ItzCash claims that it has crossed Rs 50,000 crore worth of cumulative gross payment volume for all bill payments till date

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E-commerce Platform Can Give SMEs Access To Global Markets: Teaotia

Easy access to credit and technology are also important to move them up to the value chain, she said, adding Indian manufacturing activities needs to be located in least developed countries also

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