SHOPPING

  • Italian brand Galvanni to launch in India with FashionandYou January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Italian fashion brand Galvanni is making a foray into the Indian market via FashionAndYou, a fashion and lifestyle website. The brand will be launched Friday. Aimed at those who embrace a sporting lifestyle blended with fashion, the entire range of Galvanni shirts, sweaters, polo t-shirts and sweatshirts will be available...
  • Babumoshay.com: A new online shopping site for daily needs, fashion launched January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Looking to tap the fast growing e-commerce business in India, a few Rotarians have joined hands to launch a new online shopping site - babumoshay.com for daily needs, including vegetables and fruits, apart from fashion products. Keeping in mind the increasing number of nuclear families, the portal will have...
  • Why the way India shops is completely changing January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: From Amazons of the world to Chinese Alibabas to desi Flipkarts, everyone wants to have a pie of the burgeoning e-commerce market in India and consumers are not complaining with sweet sale deals coming their way. In the process, these e-retailers rubbed the brick-and-mortar traditional retailers wrong way in...
  • E-commerce boom: Why shopping for Indians would never be the same again after 2014 December 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Lured by heavy online discounts and easy home delivery of almost any product at the click of a button, shopping for Indians would never be the same again after 2014. What was limited to books, gadgets and few accessories in the earlier years, now expanded to include apparel, kitchen items,...
  • Average expenditure by online shoppers to rise from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 in 2015: Study December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The average annual spending of Indians on online purchases is expected to rise 67 per cent to Rs 10,000 next year, according to a study. Currently, online shoppers spend around Rs 6,000 a year on average, said the Assocham-PwC study. About 40 million consumers purchased something online this year and...
  • 2014: A year like never before for e-commerce in India December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: It's still a small component of India's Rs 38 trillion ($600 billion) overall retail trade industry. Yet, the e-commerce format with sales of Rs 1 trillion ($16 billion) managed to create a buzz in 2014 like never before - not just with mega promotions but also with mergers,...
  • Alibaba claims to have spent $161 million fighting fakes since 2013 December 23, 2014

    Beijing: China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's largest e-commerce company, spent over 1 billion yuan ($160.7 million) combating fake goods and for improving customer protection from the beginning of 2013 to the end of November, the firm said Tuesday. "From Alibaba Group's perspective, we bear a serious responsibility in this...
  • How reliable are warranties for online purchases? December 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as online retail sales continue to shoot up with the e-commerce industry expected to touch Rs 216 billion ($3.5 billion) in the current fiscal, the sector has recently come under fire with both manufacturers and consumers questioning the reliability of warranties for online purchases and the consequences of...
  • Delhi beats Maharashtra as India's e-commerce hub: eBay December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi has toppled Maharashtra as the No 1 market where maximum number of mobiles and accessories were sold online this year, e-commerce major eBay said today. Last year, Maharashtra was the top market of eBay. According to eBay's Census 2014, tier-II and -III cities are driving the e-commerce market in...
  • Second bomb hoax call in Gurgaon today December 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: A caller kept the Gurgaon police on its toes for the second day on Thursday with a call about a bomb planted at a shopping complex here which later turned out to be a hoax. The Arcadia shopping complex in South City on Sohna road was evacuated after the police...
  • Finding Christmas gift for wife Michelle is a puzzle for Barack Obama too December 16, 2014

    Washington: Running America, President Barack Obama can do. But finding a gift for his wife Michelle is a tough one. "She's very fashionable and she looks good. I'm worried about buying her clothes," the President said on the radio show 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest'. "On Christmas Day, she will look at...
  • Online retail spending to touch the $16 billion mark by 2018: Report December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The online retail spending in the country is expected to reach $16 billion (around Rs 1 lakh crore) by 2018 with the number of people buying online touching 128 million, a report said today. Billions of devices will be connectable with an ability to drastically enhance the quality of...
  • Amazon adds bidding option to site for fine art, collectables December 9, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com added a new feature to its website on Tuesday that allows customers to bid for lower prices on more than 150,000 items, including fine art and rare coins, sold by third-party vendors. The new feature represents a renewed attempt by Amazon to move beyond the fixed-price model on...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 coming to India on December 10; priced at Rs 43,999 onwards December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Along with the Google Chromecast, the recently launched Nexus 6 smartphone is also making its way to India during the Great Online Shopping Festival that will take place from December 10-12. The Google Nexus 6, which is the first Nexus phone to have been made in partnership with...
  • Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City: Report December 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: E-commerce giant Amazon.com plans to experiment with bike messengers to offer deliveries in New York City within an hour, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source familiar with the matter. The company was not immediately available for comment. The superfast service, dubbed "Amazon Prime Now", attempts to replicate shopping in...
  • Amazon Elements launch underscores migration of grocery shopping online December 6, 2014

    London: Amazon.com's launch of its own private label brand of consumer goods, starting with diapers and baby wipes, underscores the website's maturity as a grocery retailer and the migration of grocery shopping online. And if successful, the line's sharp prices could pressure profit margins for other makers of consumer goods, such...
  • Amazon Elements: Amazon launches its own brand of diapers; takes on Huggies, Pampers December 5, 2014

    Washington: Online retailing giant Amazon launched its own brand of diapers on Thursday, opening a new front in retail battles with a direct challenge to name-brand vendors already selling on its website. Amazon said the first offerings in its new Amazon Elements line of consumer products would be diapers and baby...
  • How Amazon is taking help of robots to speed up delivery process December 1, 2014

    Tracy: Amazon.com has installed more than 15,000 robots across 10 US warehouses, a move that promises to cut operating costs by one-fifth and get packages out the door more quickly in the run-up to Christmas. The orange 320-pound (145 kg) robots, which scoot around the floor on wheels, show how Amazon...
  • Why online grocery shopping is the next big thing in Indian e-commerce November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers like Bigbasket.com and Localbanya.com turn in profits while supermarkets are struggling. The online grocers benefit from low overheads, as they store goods in warehouses outside big cities where commercial rents...
  • Hachette and Amazon bury the hatchet, reach agreement on e-book sales November 14, 2014

    Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of bitter fighting that pitted writers and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Hachette, a unit of France's Lagardere SCA and the fourth-largest US book publisher, said the...
  • Local businessman gains momentum through online initiatives November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In this Internet revolution, a majority of consumers look online for local products or services. Why to go out and explore your requirement when you can 'get online'. With local businesses flourishing in India in every state, city or even small towns, more and more people are connecting...
  • Kerala High Court orders liquor shops on highways to shift, gives 2 weeks' time to act November 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to shift all retail liquor shops located on the national and state highways. Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation that such shops on the highways make it easy for vehicle drivers to...
  • Indian e-commerce market to reach the $20 billion mark next year: Report November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The e-commerce market in the country is expected to grow 37 per cent to reach $20 billion by next year on the back of growing internet population and increased online shoppers, a report has said. "E-commerce in India is a $11 billion market, and is estimated to reach $20...
  • Online retailer HomeShop18 stops selling books online November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In what comes as a surprise, e-commerce major HomeShop18 has stopped selling books online. The company has issued a notice announcing that it will no longer be selling books on the site. The notice, however, states no reason as to why the company has discontinued the books section. The...
  • Amazon India launches Kannada books, movies, music store November 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon.in, has announced the launch of its Kannada books, movies and music store. The store with a wide selection of more than 7,300 books, 4,700 movies and 2,500 music albums are available at "great" prices and convenience of shopping online, making it thus the largest selection in India, Amazon...
  • Watch: Shop owners in Delhi expect high sales on Dhanteras October 21, 2014

    As Diwali festivities pick up, people across the country will be on a shopping spree on Dhanteras on Tuesday. The day is considered auspicious for buying jewellery and utensils. Jewellers are expecting a huge rush this time as the gold prices are much lower. ...
  • India one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in Asia-Pacific October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The India eCommerce market will reach $6 billion in 2015, a 70 per cent increase over 2014 revenue of $3.5 billion, Gartner Inc. said. "Digital commerce is at a nascent stage in India. However, India is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in Asia/Pacific," Praveen Sengar, research director at...
  • Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways, says Nitin Gadkari October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. "Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted....
  • Photocopies, food, condoms, and a cleaner city: 19 important things you can buy for just 1 rupee in India October 13, 2014

    What can 1 rupee buy you in India? The question isn't rhetoric, there are actually things you can buy for just a rupee! You may not be able to buy lavish things, but the stuff you can grab in 1 rupee is not any less significant.You can keep your city...
  • Amazon to open its first physical store: Report October 10, 2014

    New York: Amazon is planning to open its first physical store. That's according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that said Thursday the largest US e-commerce retailer will open a store in Manhattan ahead of the holiday shopping season. It cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter. It is not...