Retail e-Commerce: a perfect storm in Indiaan embitel webinar – 21st Nov 2008
Speaker                                          Founder                                            dmc digital media cent...
Why E-Commerce? Why India?Fast Facts …    The e-Commerce industry in India has crossed Rs 9000 crores in last FY 2007-08  ...
AgendaRetail e-Commerce: a perfect storm in India• Market definition• Growth & opportunities• Dos / Donts in setting up an...
Market Definition
Market Definition
Market Definition
Growth & opportunities
Countries with highest number of internet users                        India stands 4th with a whopping                   ...
Indian Internet usage (Growth ladder)60                                                              60                   ...
Indian eCommerce - Market Size                                              2006/2007   2007/2008          Total Sr. no.  ...
Projected Indian eCommerce Sales Growth                   250                                                             ...
User Profile       •   A significant 78% of the Indian users have used the Internet to make a purchase       •   62% of sh...
Satisfaction Index70%                             62%60%50%40%30%           18%                                     17%20%...
Online shopping by Town-class                                                                        Overwhelming         ...
Triggers / BarriersMajor triggers                                     Major barriers• Saves time and efforts              ...
Driving factors for e-retail growth in IndiaFollowing factors can be termed as major potential reasons forgrowth of online...
New ideas are changing e-Commerce• Social commerce   – Involving consumers in content generation, product presentation    ...
Dos / Donts in setting up an e-Commerce business
Dos / Donts in setting up an e-Commerce business
Dos / Donts in setting up an e-Commerce businessFind new customers                            More revenues • Increase the...
Dont‘sDon‘t underestimate need of online awarenessDon‘t underestimate update efforts of webshopDon‘t underestimate deliver...
Don‘t underestimate need of online awareness• Online presence only will not help• Use online marketing methods (e.g. newsl...
Don‘t underestimate update efforts of web shop• Of course, IT and security matters!• … but focus on quality and up-to-date...
Don‘t underestimate delivery/order management• Plan stocking, packaging and delivery wisely• Only guarantee …   – “return”...
LearningsInteract with your consumers proactively Shop and Buy         Pack & Delivery           wait 4 weeks Order       ...
Learnings  Use easy and intelligent methods for  up- and cross-selling                      Source: amazon.com• Real proje...
LearningsImplement a user-centric design approach
Other learnings …Handle e-Commerce as a sales channel, not an order channelDefine e-Commerce team as a profit centerSolve ...
Triggers of e-Commerce … Can you influence?Major triggers                           Major barriers• Saves time and efforts...
E-Commerce in India …  … will adopt proven e-Commerce methods and spend efforts in   developing new successful methods  … ...
Our Company• E-Commerce service              • 250+ employees at  company since 1995                Stuttgart HQ• e-commer...
Daniel Rebhorn                 Thank you!                 Any questions, Please contact us at:                 e.seminar@e...
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  1. 1. Retail e-Commerce: a perfect storm in Indiaan embitel webinar – 21st Nov 2008
  2. 2. Speaker Founder dmc digital media center GmbH, Germany www.dmc.de Chairman Embitel, India www.embitel.comDaniel Rebhorn• Studied Computer Science at University of Stuttgart• Entrepreneur since 1992• Working in retail eCommerce for last 14yrs• Responsible for development of e-retail sites like neckermann, Kodak
  3. 3. Why E-Commerce? Why India?Fast Facts … The e-Commerce industry in India has crossed Rs 9000 crores in last FY 2007-08 Source-IMRB India’s e-commerce market is growing at a rapid clip with 42-50% CAGR projected for the next five years Source- expresscomputeronline This is largely because Indias current 49 million Internet users will shoot up to around 92 million by 2008 Source- IAMAI Online Retailing gains momentum in India Source- Economic times India and China to rule online shopping world by 2010 Source- www.thaindian.com
  4. 4. AgendaRetail e-Commerce: a perfect storm in India• Market definition• Growth & opportunities• Dos / Donts in setting up an e-Commerce business
  5. 5. Market Definition
  6. 6. Market Definition
  7. 7. Market Definition
  8. 8. Growth & opportunities
  9. 9. Countries with highest number of internet users India stands 4th with a whopping 60 million internet users Source- Internet world stats
  10. 10. Indian Internet usage (Growth ladder)60 60 50.650 42 39.2 404030 Internet Users 22.5 (in million)20 16.510 7 5.5 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Source: IWS June Estimated number of Internet users by 2010: 100 million Estimated number of Broadband users by 2010: 20 million Source: techcrunchies.com
  11. 11. Indian eCommerce - Market Size 2006/2007 2007/2008 Total Sr. no. Description in crores in crores Percentage 1 Travel Industry 5500 7000 76% 2 E-tailing 850 1105 12% 3 Online Classifieds 540 820 9% 4 Paid Content subscription 20 30 - 5 Digital Downloads 170 255 3% Total 7080 9210 100%Top non-travel related products bought by Indians are:• Books (46 %)• Electronic equipment (29 %)• Clothing /Accessories/ Shoes (21 %)• Music (20 %)• Tours and hotel reservations (24 %)• Videos/DVDs/games (23 %)• Event tickets (23 %) Source- Just Tech2.0
  12. 12. Projected Indian eCommerce Sales Growth 250 200.2 200 150 148.6Rs. (In Billion) Expected B2C eCommerce 106.3 sales in India 100 50 0 2009 2010 2011 Year Year Sales (in Rs. Billion) % Change 2009 106.3 0 2010 148.6 39.8 2011 200.2 34.7 Source- eMarketer
  13. 13. User Profile • A significant 78% of the Indian users have used the Internet to make a purchase • 62% of shoppers having shopped for more than a year. • The survey found that 55% of visitors to e-commerce sites have adopted it as a shopping medium • 84% opting credit card for that online payment • 48% of the online Indians get influenced by special offers on sites Survey - IMRBInternet - the preferred choice of consumers beforepurchase as they could:- Find the latest available models (67 %)- Compare product features (65 %)- Prices (62 %)- Because they could do this at any time (61 %).
  14. 14. Satisfaction Index70% 62%60%50%40%30% 18% 17%20%10% 3% 0%0% Highly Satisfied Satisfied Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied Highly Dissatisfied Dissatisfied As per the survey 80% online shoppers are satisfied Source- Survey by IAMAI
  15. 15. Online shopping by Town-class Overwhelming response from tier-II citiesThe contributions from the non-metro is observant due to-• Higher penetration of internet in small towns• Limited reach of physical distribution channels of the established sellers to these towns• Top 4 metros contributes 56% of online sales- • Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore Source- IAMAI
  16. 16. Triggers / BarriersMajor triggers Major barriers• Saves time and efforts • Not sure of product quality• Convenience of shopping at home • Cannot bargain/Negotiate• Wide variety / range of products are • Not sure of security of transactions available • Need to touch and feel the product• Good discounts / lower prices • Significant discounts are not there• Get detailed information of the product • Have to wait for delivery• You can compare various models / brands Cost 3 C’s- drives Indian online shopper Convenience Content Sought Source- IMBR Survey
  17. 17. Driving factors for e-retail growth in IndiaFollowing factors can be termed as major potential reasons forgrowth of online sales: • Retail sector will become more organized and establishment of brand names • Broadband Penetration • Online shoppers are better educated & technologically optimistic • New method of E-Payments like cash card, net banking etc being promoted for online transactions Source-Business India 2.0Few Indian big player set to go online:Reliance retail, Vishal Retail, RPG Cellcom, TATA Retail, Subhiksha Source: Economic times
  18. 18. New ideas are changing e-Commerce• Social commerce – Involving consumers in content generation, product presentation or sales activities – e.g. www.polyvore.com• Live shopping – Reduced offering to 1 product per day – e.g. www.woot.com• Vente privee (shopping clubs) – Offer exclusive product portfolio to only-by-invitation groups – e.g. www.venteprivee.com
  19. 19. Dos / Donts in setting up an e-Commerce business
  20. 20. Dos / Donts in setting up an e-Commerce business
  21. 21. Dos / Donts in setting up an e-Commerce businessFind new customers More revenues • Increase the range of your • @@@ target group (national and • Increase your shopping area international) “for free”: long tail as a key • Attract them via new advantage marketing channels Reduce costsCustomers Loyalty • Limited need of space • Add new offerings and and people services for existing • Track your marketing customers spendings real-time (ROI) • Convert them to “online”, • Understand your customer before your competitors do behavior
  22. 22. Dont‘sDon‘t underestimate need of online awarenessDon‘t underestimate update efforts of webshopDon‘t underestimate delivery/order management
  23. 23. Don‘t underestimate need of online awareness• Online presence only will not help• Use online marketing methods (e.g. newsletter, SEM, …) to establish online awareness• Use offline channels (e.g. print, TV … if existing) for increased awareness• Track and monitor your online marketing efforts to optimize ROI
  24. 24. Don‘t underestimate update efforts of web shop• Of course, IT and security matters!• … but focus on quality and up-to-date content “Consumer can‘t be sure about product quality, convince through content quality!”• Dedicate a web shop manager, who can define and roll-out product portfolio, presentation and promotions• Many tasks (e.g. SEO) are not one-time activities, do them daily
  25. 25. Don‘t underestimate delivery/order management• Plan stocking, packaging and delivery wisely• Only guarantee … – “return” policy – delivery times – fixed prices – etc. … if you are capable or willing to execute them• Offer feedback channels (email, phone) to interact with consumers
  26. 26. LearningsInteract with your consumers proactively Shop and Buy Pack & Delivery wait 4 weeks Order Delivery Feedback confirmation notice request e-mail e-mail e-mail53% 61% re-order rate 77%100% 42% customer care costs 31%
  27. 27. Learnings Use easy and intelligent methods for up- and cross-selling Source: amazon.com• Real project experience • Implementation time: less than 2 weeks • ROI after 3.5 month • Measured and proven increase of sales
  28. 28. LearningsImplement a user-centric design approach
  29. 29. Other learnings …Handle e-Commerce as a sales channel, not an order channelDefine e-Commerce team as a profit centerSolve IT issues soon, don‘t focusOffer online self servicesOnsite search is vital and key success factorReuse features, data and experience tooptimize other channels (e.g. call center)
  30. 30. Triggers of e-Commerce … Can you influence?Major triggers Major barriers• Saves time and efforts • Not sure of product quality• Convenience of shopping at home • Cannot bargain/Negotiate• Wide variety / range of products are • Not sure of security of transactions available• Good discounts / lower prices • Need to touch and feel the product• Get detailed information of the • Significant discounts are not there product • Have to wait for delivery• You can compare various models / brands „There are many triggers and barriers for e-Commerce acceptance … Only a few can‘t be controlled. But most of them you can influence by your activities!“
  31. 31. E-Commerce in India … … will adopt proven e-Commerce methods and spend efforts in developing new successful methods … will develop much faster, as major learnings can be used … will not do web 1.0, but will use web 2.0 to attract consumers
  32. 32. Our Company• E-Commerce service • 250+ employees at company since 1995 Stuttgart HQ• e-commerce and e-business • 70+ employees in projects in 30+ countries Bangalore (incl. Europe, US, Australia, • Offering E-Commerce Japan) services in India• Responsible for … – Consulting – 75+ Webshops – eCommerce design & build – 1+ Bil. $ E-Commerce – eMarketing Order Volume/year – Hosting & support – 5.000.000+ E-Commerce – Webshop management Transactions/year
  33. 33. Daniel Rebhorn Thank you! Any questions, Please contact us at: e.seminar@embitel.com Ph: +91 80 41694210 Mb: +91 9008788500 www.embitel.com Germany l UK l India l Sweden
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