Acacia vs. Teak Wood (and Straight grain vs. Interlocked grain)

Acacia (a.k.a Babul in India) is a bushy kind of a tree that takes a lot of time to mature. It is known for its huge thorns. It is indigenous to the Indian Sub-continent as also in Tropical Africa, Burma, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and in West and East Sudan. In India, natural babul forests are …

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Rich Couch and Poor Couch – The Ferrari and Maruti of Couches are not so distinguishable!

As a child, I was always excited to buy something new and I still have that child in me every time I have to buy something new. As a buyer, I want to see the value I am getting for that extra buck (even in terms of vanity). When you start to research about cars …

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The importance of LTV to CAC Ratio and why should it atleast be 3X?

Measuring the LTV:CAC ratio is important because you don’t want the cost of acquiring a customer to be higher than the value of the customer. Even if it is 1:1, it is harder to be profitable. Even if it is just >1, it is difficult to be profitable because you have other costs involved in …

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Foam Mattress – Market Overview, Manufacturing Process, Adulteration Methods, Cost Structure and Density Testing

In this blog post, we will discuss the foam mattress market in India, the manufacturing process involved, adulteration methods used by manufacturers, the cost structure of manufacturing and the testing methods of various density foams. Market Overview The market size of the Indian mattress industry is close to 10,000 Crores (INR) and is comprised of …

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Import Costing: FOB vs. CIF vs Landing Cost

In this blogpost, we will understand the cost structure of importing an electronic good from China to India in detail.  When importing any item and negotiating with the seller in another country, broadly the options available are FOB and CIF. Not all sellers provide CIF but they atleast will have some agents who can take …

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Branded Traffic vs. Non-Branded Traffic

Brand traffic and Non-brand traffic provides the proportion of the SEO traffic that is coming from people (search queries) looking specifically for a particular company X vs. people who were looking for the solution that company X provides. This provides a share of traffic that the company X garners for the category of solutions that …

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