Customization in Retail Fashion

Back in the year 2006, when I was working for eYantra (which is a firm specializing in brand merchandise for corporates and corporate gifting), the buzzword in the merchandising industry was customization. If it was a good looking merchandise, then it’s value rose by nearly 30%-50% if you could customize it to the customers needs. […]

Clone Wars

First came Best Buy. People were happy, they got good deals, saved some money. Good … but meh! Perhaps their launch was before time. Avante Garde. Then came Groupon. A multi-billion dollar valuation, e-commerce 2.0 buzz, social media tongues wagging about. It was the next big thing since the Internet. I guess over a period […]

Futurebazaar

In December 2006, we were working on an e-commerce portal aimed for the B2C segment. It was supposed to rival Amazon in terms of features, experience, technology … a very ambitious project. When doing market research for that project, we tried out many Indian e-commerce sites, actually shopped on some of them, and literally choose […]