John Lewis Christmas TV advert with Monty The Penguin.
Reliance Retail has launched Reliancefreshdirect.com which will sell fruits, dairy products, vegetables & others in select Mumbai neighbourhoods like South Mumbai, navi Mumbai & Thane. With E-commerce booming in India, Reliance retail’s step shows the emphasis Reliance is having on eCommerce.
This would offer direct delivery to customers along with ease of buying, convenience & great products/services easily. Localbanya.com, bigbasket.com & others are some of the competitors for the reliance venture. All the products available in Reliance Mart & Reliance Fresh would be available through the site.
Walmart is the world’s biggest family controlled business followed by VW & glencore. 4 of the top 10 are based in US with others in Germany, UK & others. Walmart had $476 billion revenue in 2013 .
You will find more statistics at Statista
Some of the highlights of the Cleartrip’s Q2’14 mobile Highlights are
1) 67% increase in mobile searches. with 43% of the total traffic share is for mobile & 30% of overall transactions on mobile
2) Device breakup – Tablet 8% & mobile 92% in Q2
3) Android driving 39% of the traffic while iOS 15%
4) Amongst the browsers, Chrome, android browser & Safari top the list
5) iOS 7 was the most used iOS version in Q2’14. iOS8 is also catching up with 44% share
6) Mobile played a key role in this increase of conversion.
Google has launched the Indian Language Internet Alliance, which will help promote the growth of Indian language content online. Through this initiative, millions of Indians will be able to join the online bandwagon. Several leading Indian media networks are part of this initiative. Already India has 200 million internet users & this initiative will help bring many non English speaking population of India to be internet users.
Google voice search for Hindi is also available now & a new website hindiweb.com, which will have hindi content like apps, music, videos, blogs & others. With increasing internet & mobile penetration, Hindi content will help bring millions of people online.