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Mysportcart - Sports and Fitness Equipments Shop

Mysportcart.com has been founded with a mission to fast deliver sports, health and fitness equipments at low price to the customer's doorsteps. Based on a customer centric approach, the company is devising innovative ways to bring quality products with many advantages like free shipping, cash on delivery, online and mobile payment options, and easy refund policies. Its founding members-graduates from IIT- foresee an unprecedented growth in the e-commerce culture in India where there already exists a large proportion of technological savvy population. By minimizing the delivery time, the company wants to create an environment of real shopping experience for its customers. We had a talk with Pankaj Garg, Founder of Mysportcart to understand more about his current and future plans.

Reevoo.com - Engaging and Converting Your Social Customers

Reevoo enables brands to join consumer discussions to attract, engage and retain more customers. Their social commerce suites provide reviews, recommendations and community solutions that have an immediate impact on the bottom line, and turn feedback into insights that can guide business. We had a chat with Richard Anson, Founder of Reevoo.com to understand their current and future plans.
What is Reevoo and what problem are you solving? Reevoo enables businesses to harness the power of consumer conversations, through customer review, community management and social analytics tools. Our solutions help businesses to attract, engage, convert and retain their customers’ better, increasing revenues and customer satisfaction. Our social commerce solutions take care of everything from collecting and moderating reviews, to maximizing the ROI of social content, to building an online community of brands’ best customers. This unique, flexible approach allows us to deliver industry-leading results…

Point of View: Google India MD Rajan Anandan on Indian ecommerce

10% of Indian population uses Internet and 40% of users come from cities with population less than 1 million. These are the interesting figures for online retailers. Close to 50% orders are coming from non-metro cities for Internet retailers. If we look at the global world , total retail market is approximately 16 trillion USD and out of which 4% is online and mobile. China is very close to the global figure as 3.4 % of the total retail happening  online. In India, the ecommerce is just started and its contribution is 0.2 % of the overall retail. The top three categories in online retail in India are Electronics goods,  Apparels and Books - total contribution 80% of online retail.

Single cart for LensKart, WatchKart, BagsKart and JewelsKart

Brainbee Solutions Pvt Ltd.(Firstcry.com and Goodlife.com) have already done this. Now Valyoo technologies added the same feature enabling customers to shop across websites (Lenskart.com, watchkart.com, bagskart.com and jewelskart.com) and providing single cart checkout. This will in turn reduce the operating cost and get single view of customer to the company. It will give some insight on how the shopping carts are being built and what items people club. It in turn will help Valyoo technologies to serve customer better and drive customize campaign to get more business per customer.

Ondango – Berlin based Social Commerce Product Company

Ondango offers an innovative, user-friendly social commerce solution for Facebook Pages. Ondango's shopping system can be installed in just a few steps and allows fans to purchase their favorite products without ever leaving Facebook - from window-shopping to check-out. The Berlin-based startup was founded by José Matías del Pino (CEO), Claudio Bredfeldt (CTO) and Nicolas Dittberner (CMO). We had a talk with Jose to understand how Ondango is doing and their future plans going forward.

Valyoo Technologies wins The Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award 2012

India’s leading online retailer for luxury fashion accessories with niche, vertical-specific portals such as lenskart.com, watchkart.com, bagskart.com and jewelskart.com has been selected for international recognition as the fastest growing e-commerce platform from 100 Finalists. The honour recognized top 100 leading private companies from Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Social commerce channels for brands and retailers – Buyapowa.com

Facebook has changed the way people used to do business. Close to 1 billion population is on Facebook and to harness that, retailers and brands started opening their shops on Facebook. It has also given birth of new ways of marketing to reach out to the end customers. Buyapowa.com built around the similar model in a unique way to provide value to brands , retailers and end customers. To understand more about buyapowa.com, we had a discussion with Gideon Lask, CEO & Founder, BuyaPowa

Konga.com – Online Retail Shop in Nigeria

Konga.com is a one-stop shopping website that provides the shopper with a wide selection of products to meet their beauty, health and lifestyle needs. Their mission is to make people unbelievably happy by delivering an incredibly simple and convenient way to buy things online!They began with baby products, beauty and personal care products and in less than two months of operations, they expanded their offerings to school/office stationery, office equipments, home appliances and groceries. Konga.com was launched in July 2012 by Simdul Shagaya in Lagos Nigeria and to understand more about the ecommerce industry in Nigeria, we had a talk with him.

edabba - Bridging the gap between rural and urban India

edabba.com was born with an intention to provide a fearless online shopping experience to everyone exposed and an unexpected concept of online shopping. Their mission is to minimize the gap between modern India (cities) and the other untapped ‘Bharat’ (rural) by following an “Inclusive” E-commerce model. This model aligns with principle of empowering consumers, presenting opportunities to every individual residing in any corner of India and also building a platform for local retailers to sell their product in a larger arena. To understand more about edabba.com (Omnipresent Retail India Pvt ltd) we had a talk with Co-Founder and CEO and Founder Manoj Kumar. 

Sell Things from Your Social Channels using Blomming.com – An Innovative Social Commerce Platform

Now you don’t need to create an ecommerce site if you want to sell few items. You can leverage blomming.com to sell things. You can sell it from your blog, your own website and from your Facebook page. To understand more about blomming.com, how it works and their future plans, we connected to a young and dynamic, 31 years old, Nicola Junior Vitto, Founder and Product strategist at Blomming.com

OyeChotu - Delivering Food Items to NRIs

OyeChotu enables Indian food ordering online for home delivery to NRIs in UK, USA, UAE, etc from popular eateries of Mumbai, India. We had a talk with Ruchita Shah, Founder and CEO of OyeChotu.com to understand more about OyeChotu.com and their future plans.
What is OyeChotu.com and what are you selling? OyeChotu.com is an online service for NRIs to order Indian foods from India for delivery to their doorsteps. While in countries such as France, Netherlands, China & others where Indian foods are hardly available and even if available it’s not authentic. OyeChotu.com delivers wide variety of Indian foods to them in the category of Ready to Eat, Namkeen, Sweets, Special Masalas, Syrups etc. This service thus helps NRIs for living and working in such remote locations abroad. Customers of OyeChotu.com would feel as if they are shopping in India due to wider variety and unique foods such as Dosa Khakra, Rotla, Bhakri, Dabeli Masala & much more.

List of Funded E-commerce Companies in India

Here is the complete List of well funded ecommerce companies in India. This comprises of Top 10 ecommerce companies received funding. It includes Flipkart , Snapdeal, Myntra, Fashionandyou, Zivame, Jabong and many more received funding from Accel partners, Tiger Capital, Saif partners, ebay , nexus venture. Ratan Tata recently funded Snapdeal. Indian online retailers are seeing a spiral growth in their business. It is because of people started buying products over online and it is becoming habit as there is no need to stand in a queue, walk on corridor and get tired while driving. Browse over internet and get your product delivered at your doorstep with discounts and peace of mind through cash on delivery, try and buy , 100 days return policy no question asked etc. Internet Retailers are doing this to be ahead of competition and able to execute this because of big money they receive from their investment partners. Here is the list of some of the Internet retailers who received fundin…