According to many retail industry experts, and talking heads, the Middle East and Africa region is going to be the next big growth market for ecommerce. The gulf region especially, is being touted as the market that’s set to grow exponentially within the next couple...
When I visited China over a decade ago, e-commerce was still in its infancy in the retail world. Some gentleman called Jack Ma had launched Alibaba in 1999, but there was no sensation around his name as yet! Mobile phones were quite popular and the urban Chinese...read more
Ecommerce is going through a challenging phase, not for customers, but for most of the pure play ecommerce firms. Discounting models have increased losses, reduced profitability of the model and has left the future of quite a few established ecommerce players in...read more
2017 will probably go down in history as the year when the China O2O story really took off. They range from Alibaba's Hema supermarket to shared mobile phone chargers to shared umbrellas. In a bizarre marriage of IoT devices and QR codes, consummated by the 2 major...read more
The term "O2O" is, of course, a buzzword. It has multiple applications in every industry, region and market. In China, O2O has transformed from being a "trend" to being the de-facto operating model for digitally-oriented businesses in China. So, what does O2O really...read more
These days, most of us can’t go without the internet for even a moment. Last Friday, many had their worst nightmares come to life when they turned on their computers. Hackers, who call themselves the ShadowBrokers, had managed to infect more than 200,000 devices,...read more
By Soumajit Bhowmik-Investor, Director – Ecommerce, Capillary Technologies ‘eCommerce’ seems to be the buzzword these days, with many brands moving towards omnichannel and online-only transactions. While the old brick & mortar model presented many challenges, online...read more