Flipkart Big Billion Day 2018 Television (TV) Deals – How to get the best value deals? (BBD and GIS)

It is the festive time of the year again in India and like every October we are going to see a huge e-commerce sales season in the form of Flipkart Big Billion Days and Amazon Great India Sale. In this post, we will talk specifically about Flipkart Big Billion Days and the expected offers that …

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Ecommerce Selection – How to get it right?

In retail, getting the selection or assortment right is a continuous pursuit in response to the changes in the market and is driven by both a quantitative and qualitative understanding of the category and, therefore, there is no clear science to it. A category should maintain a constant selection pipeline to drive customer value. Selection …

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Head & Tail Categories – Selection, Turnover (GMS), Margin and Rotations

Retail management is all about the rotation of capital. To emphasize the importance of rotations, let us take an example: Let's say I have Rs.10,000 to invest in my business and I am reasonably good at making sofas. So, I invest my Rs.10,000 in raw-material and labor and make a sofa costing me Rs.10,000 (exhausted …

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Laundry Machines Needed To Start a Commercial Laundry in India

This article was contributed to Brandalyzer by Austine D'Souza. Austine is a co-founder of a Lonavala based laundry startup and has successfully run the business for 4 years. He works at IIT Bombay currently, and blogs on machine learning at http://www.zerosnones.net. As seen in the previous article, the laundry machines that are used for B2C and …

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Know-how & Challenges in starting a laundry business in India (and how small players use Diversey to attract customers?)

This article was contributed to Brandalyzer by Austine D'Souza. Austine is a co-founder of a Lonavala based laundry startup and has successfully run the business for 4 years. He works at IIT Bombay currently, and blogs on machine learning at http://www.zerosnones.net. Convenience is the new currency of our living times and it has taken over our …

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Laminate vs. Veneers and Plyboard vs. MDF vs. Particleboard

Not every furniture that is in brown color is made of actual wood! Don't make this mistake especially if you are in the market to buy furniture. At a broad level, wood comes in three categories - solid-wood, soft-wood, and wooden boards. Solid wood formats are teak, rosewood, mahogany, beech, oak, mango wood, etc. Soft-wood …

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