With increasing Internet penetration, the Internet has become the new shopping mall with customers from all over the country. Online shopping has taken the retail industry by storm and eCommerce has become the new playground, the difference being every seller is a winner – customers don’t see how big or small a seller is as long as quality products are delivered on time.
Online retail in India rose from Rs 22,400 crores in 2013-14 to Rs 33,400 crores in 2014-15, IN JUST A YEAR! By 2016, the industry is predicted to value Rs 50,400 crores (Source: Crisil). Reaping the benefits of these are the small and medium, traditional retailers from across the country, set up costs being a fraction of what one would have to shell out for a physical retail store.
eCommerce is Different from Retail
Due to FDI restrictions and more, India has many eCommerce marketplaces like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, PayTM etc. These provide a unique opportunity for companies to reach out to national buyer base without spending excessively on their website technology or Internet marketing.
This trend provides companies in flourishing markets like Jaipur to go national. But, eCommerce is an “information heavy” business. To ace eCommerce, companies have to make sure that information about products, inventory, orders, deliveries flow between various IT systems smoothly. Just as an example, the moment you sell one piece of an SKU in your store, the available inventory on your website and your Flipkart/Snapdeal/Amazon account needs to adjust immediately. Many other such information processes need to be mastered.
Acing eCommerce is also a multi-channel game. You have to be present in every ‘online mall’ where the customers are flocking. This multiplies the complexity of the business.
8 Hours on a Saturday to Learn eCommerce
To help companies from Jaipur prepare themselves for the eCommerce wave, IndianOnlineSeller.com is bringing What Why How of Ecommerce Workshop on Saturday, 30th May at Hotel Ferns, Tonk Road, Jaipur from 10 am to 6 pm.
For all the aspiring eCommerce entrepreneurs in Jaipur – retailers, manufacturers, importers or exporters – the workshop will guide you through everything you need to know about starting your own ecommerce business with actionable insights, steps and contacts to help you get started. You will be taken through the basics of ecommerce, to different models of operation, to how you can prepare your operations for ecommerce, to how you can sell on different marketplaces, to pricing and driving success.
The event is also open to students and young professionals who want to know more about all the eCommerce buzz. And that, at a special student-friendly price.
Dr. Piyush Goel (PhD in computer science), Co-founder of Browntape.com, with over 10 years experience in the digital space, will take you through the nuances of the eCommerce industry. He has previously worked with brands like Kotak, Microsoft, Cleartrip, Meru etc. Having dabbled with selling online in the UK during his PhD stint, Piyush wanted to leverage on the concept in India when he co-founded Browntape Technologies in 2013. In the initial days, he used to work out of Jaipur before shifting the company base to Goa.
Joining him will be Himanshu Agarwal, Category Manager (key clients) of Browntape.com, with 7 years experience having worked closely with every ecommerce company like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon, FashionAndYou etc.
Browntape, an eCommerce enabler that helps retailers expand into the eCommerce space, with clients from all over India, sponsors the event. Entry is priced at Rs 3,000 for business owners and professionals and Rs 500 for students (valid ID card required). There are special discounts available for early registrations.
For detailed agenda and registration, click here (only 50 seats available)!
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