A few months back, I started a new blog, The Times Of India Online Shopping, which I had never even heard of before.
I had always been curious about the technology behind online shopping.
The idea had been hatched by a friend, a marketing consultant named Amit Jain, who was a part of a startup called Snapdeal that has now grown into a $4 billion business.
But my curiosity was not limited to online shopping at all.
I wanted to learn how it works, what kinds of things could be done with it, and what the big challenges were for India’s nascent e-commerce market.
I also wanted to know what kind of changes in the way people buy and shop could be made.
To that end, I set out to find out how online shopping could make the Indian economy more efficient.
I decided to look into how online sellers could create and distribute their goods.
To this end, my team and I went to over 100 online retailing portals across the country.
We looked at what kinds, sizes, and prices online sellers were charging for their goods, as well as how their sellers were selling the products.
We also looked at how different sellers were offering different packages for different types of customers.
Then we decided to explore how these data could be used to find the biggest challenges in online shopping and how it could be addressed.
We decided to start with online shopping in the country where online shopping has the most potential to become a game-changer in the lives of millions of Indians.
First, we set out with a clear goal: to find what online sellers really needed to know about online shopping so that they could improve their businesses.
After a few months of investigating the data, we identified three main areas where the online shopping industry is in need of a massive overhaul: What is the biggest challenge in online buying?
What is a major hurdle for sellers in their efforts to deliver better quality products to their customers?
And finally, what is a key point of difference in online retail that should be addressed to help sellers improve their business and make more money?
We also wanted this piece to be comprehensive, and it’s because we’ve been doing this research over and over that we have come up with an exhaustive list of the big problems that we found online retailers face.
Online shopping: A game changer in the economy The first big challenge that we identified is the problem of delivering quality products.
According to research from Deloitte, India’s online shopping economy has one of the worst delivery and payment systems in the world.
For instance, in some cities, customers can pay only for the items they receive.
For most retailers, this is not possible.
So, for example, if a customer wants to buy a pair of shoes, he or she needs to pay for the shoes in person at a nearby shop, and that shop is also the one to deliver the shoes.
This is a problem because delivery can be expensive.
Even if an online shop takes about two hours to deliver an item, that same shop can incur extra costs if the order gets lost or misdirected.
In addition, the online marketplace is also not very transparent in terms of how the goods are being delivered, so it is difficult to know who is delivering the goods and when.
As a result, it is very difficult for sellers to know how much the items will be cost-effective or how much they are being charged for delivery.
In other words, online retailers have to be very selective in their choices and often not even offer their products for sale at all, especially in rural areas.
We have to ask ourselves why this is happening, and how can the online retail industry be improved?
In addition to the delivery and delivery costs, online shopping is also facing the issue of fraud.
A major factor in this is the increasing volume of transactions.
Online shoppers are also being bombarded by multiple transactions.
This means that they need to pay more attention to their payment card details and other details about their transaction.
To combat fraud, online sellers should make sure that their customers know their credit card details, as this will help them track down the culprits.
Finally, sellers have to keep in mind the needs of their customers.
For example, many online sellers don’t have any payment options for customers with different bank accounts.
This poses a challenge because it is extremely hard for them to make sure their customers get all their transactions through the payment system they are using.
It’s therefore important that sellers be able to offer their customers different payment options in case they have to cancel a transaction.
For sellers that don’t offer any payment option for customers that have different bank account numbers, online stores are going to be in a lot of trouble.
This leads to a situation where sellers will have to increase their margins or find other ways to make more revenue.
For many sellers, this means offering discounts and coupons to customers that they have not offered