Distributor Profitability – How much margin to give to a distributor?

Assume you're a brand or a manufacturer trying to select a distributor for your business and the terms you'll be providing are a gross-margin of 5%, zero credit period (the credit period for the distributor is zero days from the manufacturer) and the average costs for the distributor is 2%. The distributor has to extend …

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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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Indian Rural Markets and their potential

India is one of the most challenging markets in the world which fooled big marketers and companies across the world. We have over 1500 Gods segmented into 350 broad categories, and we have a God for every single day of the week. There are 9.5 lakh pan shops, 638,667 number of villages, 612 districts, and …

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Yeh hey India !!

Last Friday, I was travelling back home in an autorickshaw. There are already five persons in the autorickshaw, and quickly a sixth person joined us. As he joins us in the autorickshaw, a Punjabi guy from behind said 'yeh hey India !'.  I felt that this autorickshaw epitomizes the complexity of India and the Indian Consumer quite beautifully. The Indian …

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