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  • E-commerce and the policy confusion Jun 24, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    E-commerce and the policy confusion

    The proposed regulations have too many issues that seem to be designed to make things difficult for both global and domestic online players

  • To ensure fair competition in e-retail, keep a close eye on Amazon Feb 19, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    To ensure fair competition in e-retail, keep a close eye on Amazon

    Of particular scrutiny should be the Seattle-based company’s contractual arrangements with its bigger selling partners in India and how the terms specified in such pacts compare with what Amazon has with its other selling partners 

  • The Tatas can't afford to miss the e-commerce bus Dec 09, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    The Tatas can't afford to miss the e-commerce bus

    The Tata Group has one of the strongest consumer franchises, yet entering the hyper-competitive e-grocery segment isn't a choice, but rather the only way the salt-to-software conglomerate can keep pace in a rapidly changing environment

  • How foreign ecommerce giants pose a threat to Aatmanirbhar Bharat Nov 02, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    How foreign ecommerce giants pose a threat to Aatmanirbhar Bharat

    India needs a new e-commerce draft policy to address the concerns on data usage, predatory pricing and monopoly power of entities such as Amazon and Flipkart

  • HUL’s cautious e-commerce play holds lessons Jul 08, 2020 12:01 PM IST

    HUL’s cautious e-commerce play holds lessons

    Consumers are going online to shop for FMCG products during the pandemic. While e-commerce players are smiling, have FMCG giants such as HUL missed an opportunity?

  • Facebook-Jio Deal | Kirana stores will be put at the nerve centre of India’s e-commerce revolution Apr 30, 2020 11:22 AM IST

    Facebook-Jio Deal | Kirana stores will be put at the nerve centre of India’s e-commerce revolution

    The Indian retail space is ripe for disruption and there has never been a better time to be a part of India’s digital revolution for the kirana store.

  • Facebook-Jio deal | A deal that can change the e-commerce space Apr 29, 2020 09:09 AM IST

    Facebook-Jio deal | A deal that can change the e-commerce space

    The Jio-Facebook alliance should trigger healthy rivalry and transform digital economy, benefitting all stakeholders

  • Zomato and Grofers are both food delivery companies but the similarity ends there Apr 16, 2020 09:04 AM IST

    Zomato and Grofers are both food delivery companies but the similarity ends there

    Zomato’s entry into online grocery may appear as a natural extension, but online grocery is much more than delivery of goods

  • Payment aggregators try to navigate the policy fog Apr 09, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    Payment aggregators try to navigate the policy fog

    The new regulatory regime has imposed onerous and superfluous conditions to comply with

  • Policy | Data localisation determines taxes, sovereign rights Jun 24, 2019 10:32 AM IST

    Policy | Data localisation determines taxes, sovereign rights

    The RBI and commerce ministry together with tax authorities and technology experts must define the data localisation issue.

  • Privacy matters | India’s resolute stand on data protection is a challenge to tech giants’ business ambitions Jun 10, 2019 10:39 AM IST

    Privacy matters | India’s resolute stand on data protection is a challenge to tech giants’ business ambitions

    Besides protecting privacy of its citizens, India’s proposed Data Protection Bill aims to create an environment that would restrict dominance of foreign companies and help home-grown startups prosper.

  • E-commerce | How India can learn from China’s experience Apr 23, 2019 11:34 AM IST

    E-commerce | How India can learn from China’s experience

    The growth of e-commerce increases the size of the market, especially in rural areas.

  • Comment | India's draft e-commerce policy: Build a wall, they will still come Feb 26, 2019 10:04 AM IST

    Comment | India's draft e-commerce policy: Build a wall, they will still come

    The policy talks less about online commerce, more about data protection; declares data its ‘national asset’

  • Comment | Walmart can’t just exit Flipkart investment, even if it wants to Feb 07, 2019 05:02 PM IST

    Comment | Walmart can’t just exit Flipkart investment, even if it wants to

    Selling Flipkart at a discount would hurt Walmart’s global shareholders. Even then, it won’t find a foreign buyer due to new ecommerce norms. An Indian buyer, if there is one, will like it dirt cheap.

  • Quick Take | How Amazon can cross the CCI hurdle to buy into More Supermarkets Jan 07, 2019 04:56 PM IST

    Quick Take | How Amazon can cross the CCI hurdle to buy into More Supermarkets

    The norms also prohibit e-commerce platforms or their group companies from having equity ownership in firms that sell goods on their marketplace.

  • Opinion | Ecommerce in India: ‘Who will bell the cat?’ Jan 04, 2019 10:35 AM IST

    Opinion | Ecommerce in India: ‘Who will bell the cat?’

    The damage that foreign deep pockets have done in India is substantial and probably irreversible

  • Opinion | New rules will curb abuse by ecommerce giants Jan 03, 2019 11:31 AM IST

    Opinion | New rules will curb abuse by ecommerce giants

    The new rules come just as Amazon and Flipkart’s parent company Walmart threaten to reprise their rivalry in the US here in India, and could stop them from bringing their worst practices to the Indian market.

  • Quick Take | 5 reasons why India Post's e-commerce foray is a bad idea Dec 18, 2018 03:43 PM IST

    Quick Take | 5 reasons why India Post's e-commerce foray is a bad idea

    Reason no 1: India Post is late to the party.

  • Opinion | Can Patanjali’s Paridhan be a threat to big apparel brands? Nov 12, 2018 02:37 PM IST

    Opinion | Can Patanjali’s Paridhan be a threat to big apparel brands?

    Baba Ramdev will undoubtedly give most established apparel brands run for their money in Paridhan’s initial years

  • Opinion | Why Amazon wants a slice of Future Retail Nov 09, 2018 01:01 PM IST

    Opinion | Why Amazon wants a slice of Future Retail

    With a stake in Future Retail, Amazon will have the advantage of being well-spread across India which Walmart does not have right now

  • Opinion | Reports of Buffett's interest in Paytm signal coming of age of Indian e-commerce Aug 27, 2018 06:40 PM IST

    Opinion | Reports of Buffett's interest in Paytm signal coming of age of Indian e-commerce

    The Indian e-commerce market is expected to grow from $38.5 billion in 2017 to $200 billion by 2026, while in the next three years it would add more internet users than G7 countries.

  • COMMENT: Why Amazon Prime Video can hurt Flipkart more than Netflix Dec 15, 2016 06:16 PM IST

    COMMENT: Why Amazon Prime Video can hurt Flipkart more than Netflix

    It‘s a no brainer that people watch TV more than they shop online. Thus a Prime Video will bring an internet user on the Amazon India platform more often in a week.

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