Feedback
A pioneer B2B media and publication platform connecting with Fashion Brands & Retail in India
 

India to be the next global e-commerce market

 

India to be the next global e commerce market

 

Proving to be the black swan event, COVID-19 has given a massive fillip to the e-commerce sector in India. Reports suggest, the Indian e-commerce market contributes roughly about 4 per cent to the GDP. It is a fast evolving trend that has encouraged many foreign businesses to expand operations in India. The sector has also created job opportunities in the process, SMEs, agricultural enterprises, finance, banking, fashion, beauty, marketing and advertising, FMCGs, general merchandise, trade, health and education segments. It has revealed decades worth digitization trends in a short span of time.

E-commerce giants eye rural India, small towns

India’s e-com ambitions are depicted through prominent collaborative initiatives like the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), the NITI Aayog joining CGI India and Tata Group talks with Big Basket for a 20 per cent stake. To enhance earnings for the festive season, both online and offline retail businesses have started collaborating with each other. They plan to make offline purchases more cost-effective, time-bound and disciplined.

To explore these opportunities, e-commerce giants have started eyeing rural India and small towns. The Indian banking sector has started using emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for corporate loans, for productive lending. Lending to MSMEs remained stagnant for the last so many years but now, banks are likely to develop models to actively support MSMEs, thereby also improving their own balance-sheets.

A multi-crore business opportunity

India’s craze for online gaming has transformed into a multi-crore business with Indians of all ages turning into gamers. The Indian gaming industry is flourishing with celebrity endorsements, regional language interfaces and sponsorship money. However the industry faces a few formidable challenges like the constant fear of cyberwarfare and issues related to data privacy. Another challenge is the massive power outage in India's financial capital which impacts many businesses across sectors like information technology, banking and financial services and fin-tech sectors.

The industry also needs to meet divergent views brewing over a spectrum band between Telcos and tech companies. The government recently reprimanded Amazon and Flipkart for not displaying the country of origin of some of the products sold on their platforms, threatening action if they did not explain themselves within 15 days.

Regulatory hurdles

Other challenges include complying to regulatory hurdles with different digital platforms requiring distinct regulations; a group of Indian startups planning to move the Competition Commission of India against the company; global digital tax war metamorphosing into a trade war that could potentially slash global GDP every year.

OECD’s postponment of a common tax framework may lead to Google, Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn and Netflix facing a larger domestic tax liability, a move that will allow countries like India to have their own plans of taxing the digital giants.

Indian e-commerce advantage

Thus, India can be global data and investment hub for the e-commerce sector. The country offers many benefits for e-commerce businesses like a growing demand, attractive opportunities, policy support, increasing investments and the competitive advantage of developing special skill sets for this sector.

Therefore, the government, industry and research bodies need to create a strong network and sustainable bandwidth. The success of e-commerce is dependent on many variables, like adequate customer support, multi-channel marketing and user-friendly platforms. Users should have appropriate devices, uninterrupted power supply and strong network connectivity.

LATEST TOP NEWS
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

India’s retail outlook stays strong with positive government initiatives

India’s retail outlook stays strong with positive government initiatives

    And IBEF report suggests India is the world’s fifth-largest global destination in the retail space. The entry of top players has made the sector one of the most dynamic and... Read more

Raymond board approves raising Rs 200 crore though NCD

Raymond board approves raising Rs 200 crore though NCD

     Textiles major Raymond’s board has approved raising upto Rs 200 crore through non-convertible debentures (NCDs) on a private placement basis. A meeting of the committee of board of directors of... Read more

Roadster adds augmented reality tees, anti-viral clothing to line

Roadster adds augmented reality tees, anti-viral clothing to line

     In response to increased public health concerns with on-going pandemic, lifestyle and fashion brand Roadster launched clothing and footwear made from anti-viral textiles. The brand has also expanded its product... Read more

India’s plan to change FDI rules may hit Amazon, Flipkart

India’s plan to change FDI rules may hit Amazon, Flipkart

     India is considering revising its foreign investment rules for e-commerce, a move that could compel players, including Amazon, to restructure their ties with some major sellers. The discussions coincide with... Read more

Lee, Wrangler to increase focus on online channels in India

Lee, Wrangler to increase focus on online channels in India

     Jeans brands Lee and Wrangler are planning to transform their India businesses into omni-channel entities. This is being done to drive growth and double sales over the next two years... Read more

Q2 apparel prices to remain soft, demand for cotton fabrics, home textiles to in…

Q2 apparel prices to remain soft, demand for cotton fabrics, home textiles to increase: Ind-Ra

    India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) in a report stated apparel prices are likely to remain soft in the second half of 2020-21 even as the segment is in a recovery... Read more

Shopping malls slowly recover as footfalls inch towards pre-Covid levels

Shopping malls slowly recover as footfalls inch towards pre-Covid levels

    Year 2020 was a tough one globally for people and businesses alike. With long stretches of lockdowns, and people confined at home, life almost came to a standstill. However, with... Read more

Decathlon to close down ‘country’s biggest sports store’ in Ahmedabad

Decathlon to close down ‘country’s biggest sports store’ in Ahmedabad

     Sports retail chain, Decathlon, plans to shut its Sardar Patel Ring Road store in Ahmedabad, launched seven years ago. This was “country’s biggest sports store” on January 15. “The operations... Read more

CMAI’s pre-budget recommendations highlights need for more policy support

CMAI’s pre-budget recommendations highlights need for more policy support

    The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, (CMAI) has written an open letter to Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance outlining pre-Budget recommendations. The association has urged the government to consider key... Read more

Future Group expect sales to normalise by Jan-end

Future Group expect sales to normalise by Jan-end

     Almost a year after business was severely hit by pandemic-related disruptions; Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani expects normal sales to return by the end of January. The group, which operates... Read more

MOST POPULAR NEWS
Go to top

Follow Us On:

Face BookDealersForYou

TWDFUpublications

LNDFUpublications

YouTubeDFUpublications

 Copyright © 2020 DFU Publications. All rights reserved.