The Future Of Mobile Wallets Lies Beyond Payments

Courtesy: Thomas Husson, www.blogs.forrester.com

Apple Pay makes up more than $2 out of $3 spent on purchases using contactless payment across the three major US card networks. This is likely a big chunk of a small pie, considering the lower maturity of the mobile contactless ecosystem in the US. It’s always better to look for absolute value. In this regard, PayPal ... Read More...

Holi: The Best Time to Shop

Holi, a festival synonymous with colour, is at our doorstep. Like many other Hindu festivals, Holy too is a celebration of victory of the good over the evil. The occasion greets the bloom of spring as the harsh winter slowly retreats for a fiercer comeback. Many legends are attributed to the origin of Holi but the celebration of Holi in ... Read More...

A Celebration of Love

The season of love is here now. There are countless legends doing the rounds, attributed to authentic as well as disputed historic sources, about Saint Valentine, who chose to die to help the cause of love in a world where virtuous are perennially butchered by sinners for spreading the message of love, than give into the whims of a cruel ... Read More...

Reversal of Roles and Hence Fortunes

It’s a déjà vu! News and events unfolding in the retail industry bear uncanny resemblance to proceedings played out a decade ago. The oppressor of the last decade is an oppressed now with the old oppressed slowly faded into oblivion. 10 years ago, big retail chains, Indians but with deep pockets, were slowly starting to eat into the revenue of ... Read More...

Brand Loyalty

We are through with a month of celebrations and our long and tedious wait to the next big day will come to fruition only after 2 months. The celebrations lasted a month and heralded an unprecedented shopping frenzy, through online and offline channels. Reports from reliable sources suggest that big and organized retailers stood the ground against the steamrolling online ... Read More...

Diwali – an Occasion to Celebrate

The festival of lights has arrived. The most anticipated festival to Indians is characterized by unmatched fun, revelry and merriment spanning across a week. No other festival or occasion captures the imaginations of millions of Indians as vibrantly as Diwali. It is a pan-India festival though the intensity of revelry may vary geographically.

Many legends about Diwali are making rounds. ... Read More...

Vote for a Better India

People of Maharashtra and Haryana get a chance to elect their representatives, barely six month after the General Election, into Legislative Assembly. Unlike the General Elections, in which Bharatiya Janata Party led by Mr. Narendra Modi formed the government, election to Legislative Assembly isn’t fought as enthusiastically as the former. National issues take a back seat giving way to local ... Read More...

Bricks v/s Computers

A change in the pecking order in India’s retail sector is in the offing. The hegemony of brick-and-mortar retail companies, from big brands to small stores, is being crushed slowly by online retailers and market dynamics are changing. The latter has been enjoying inexhaustible access to funds of national and international private equity firms and high net-worth individuals, especially from ... Read More...