PPC Search Marketing – Keyword Match Types

Search Engine Marketing is a powerful platform to push your products in the search-engine listings. The grand-daddies in the "search" business are Google and Amazon with billions in revenue. With millions of products listed and huge amount of search inventory with Google and Amazon, all advertisers and sellers compete to get their products on top …

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Televisions vs. Furniture – Televisions is winning the battle for the Wallet Share in the Indian Household!

With close to 200 million regular households, India is always expected to be one of the biggest markets for most consumer products, and so it is. India is the the second largest market in the world for Furniture and is the third largest market in the world for Televisions. The market size of Furniture (excluding …

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CPC Campaigns – Relation between Budget and CTRs

We are going to talk about the relation between Campaign Budget and CTR in CPC digital advertising, even though budget shouldn’t affect CTRs in an ideal world. The above data is for a CPC campaign. The details of the campaign metrics are mentioned in the table above. If you observe in the above data, the …

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Furniture E-commerce Marketplace – The Four Major Challenges

It is now clear that India has two large online marketplaces, Amazon and Flipkart, with Paytm and Snapdeal losing steam in the last five years. All these platforms have largely grown in size with electronics being the major contributor and the primary reason for the consumer-pull (with discounts on top brands). Electronics, followed by other …

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E-commerce Marketing Touchpoints, Channels, Funnels and Attribution

Rarely will a buyer click your advertisement, fill in the details, read a blog post, then purchase your product in one single continuous journey; the journey is just not that linear. Customers evolve w.r.t. their awareness, trial, usage and brand/product loyalty across time and across devices and platforms. Therefore, how you want to develop a touchpoint …

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How to split your marketing budget between customer acquisition and retention activities?

In any industry, customer acquisition and customer retention don't increase indefinitely as marketing spend continues to increase. One hits a ceiling (depending on industry to industry) even though marketing spends continue to increase. This brings an entrepreneur or a marketing leader to an important question: how can one determine the optimal way to split marketing …

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Similarities between Brick & Mortar Stores and Online Retail

It is a common misunderstanding that online retailers don't have major costs as brick & mortar stores do and therefore they don't need to have higher margins than the brick&mortar counterparts. However, online retailers do have high costs and they provide every consumer-experience option that a brick & mortar store provides. The below is a …

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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 – driven …

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The Consumer journey on an ecommerce app (Home->CLP->PLP->PDP->Cart)

We all read about marketing or consumer journey funnels in school. Ecommerce apps too have a unique consumer journey from clicking the app and entering the home page to category listing page to product listing page to product detail page and then the cart. In today's world of progressive web apps (link) there is no …

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Furniture Rentals Customer Segments: Who is renting it? And are they profitable customers?

Once you own something, disowning it is not as easy as it sounds. I have an old laptop, water filter, bookshelf and an old air-conditioner which I don't use willingly but I still own them. So, why don't I sell them out - because selling out isn't easy! You just won't throw out your old …

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Top 9 online furniture rental websites/companies in India

The Indian online furniture rental market, including furniture, home decor, and appliances, is estimated to be a $1.5 to $2 Billion market by 2020. This is only a fraction when compared with the overall furniture market size of close to $32 Billion. With millennials increasingly becoming mobile in the way they live and work, renting furniture …

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How Amazon Receives Your Inventory