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View Poll Results: Will Amazon's entry mean doom for other Indian e-tailers ?
Yes 6 9.52%
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The world's largest online retailer Amazon.com Inc entered India on today with the launch of its shopping website Junglee.com: Shop Online and Compare Prices for Books, Mobiles, Clothing and More

Junglee.com will offer more than 12 million products from over 14,000 Indian and global brands, Amazon said in a statement, including the retailer's top-selling Kindle e-book reader.

"We are excited to give customers in India a single online starting point where they can shop a wide selection of products sold by local and global retailers, and make informed purchasing decisions," Amit Agarwal, Amazon.com vice president said in press release.

Now the plot will thicken and I expect the losses to increase for online e-tailers as they try to outdo each other and grab the limited Indian market. While Amazon has deep pockets thanks to its highly overvalued stock, Filpkart.com has established itself as a reliable and trusted seller in the Indian market. Amazon's entry is also bad news for other struggling Indian e-tailers and Ebay.in

Only time will tell as to who is the last man standing or if they can make peace to share the cake.

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Re: Amazon Finally Arrives in India - Is Flipkart Doomed ?

I am willing to boast that the last option on the poll was probably put together with me in mind

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Re: Amazon Finally Arrives in India - Is Flipkart Doomed ?

So is Junglee just the preview to Amazon or is it going to the India face of Amazon as a whole.. ??

I like the website .. good start.


Also I had a look at the prices offered for the SGSII and it lists 6 sellers but the pricing will obviously vary depending upon local VAT.

The lowest price was still excluding 4% VAT so it rounds off to the same amount.
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Re: Amazon Finally Arrives in India - Is Flipkart Doomed ?

nope dont think so.. Theres enough to go around for everyone.. And flipkart has made quite a lead even though with a limited variety... Amazon can win and win on few points.

a) If they get products from abroad for sale in India and provide warranty/replacement etc
b) Variety, variety and variety
c) Pricing - their initial marketing budget should be discounts and cheap prices, that will establish them in the market in no time...

Nothing to woo the indian buyer, other than giving him the confidence he cant get it any cheaper anywhere else, even if he tried...
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Some important pieces of info that I had missed.
Besides amazon.com, shopping channels on Junglee on day one include Homeshop18.com, UniverCell, Hidesign, Gitanjali, The Bombay Store, Fabindia, Bata India Ltd, Dabur Uveda, Microsoft India Store and Reebok. Customers cannot buy on Junglee — they can buy online by following the link to the seller’s website. They can also find a seller’s physical store or place an order by phone.

The company claims that at launch, junglee.com is a gateway to 1.2 crore products and 14,000 brands, across 25 categories, including mobile phones, cameras, toys and games, baby products, books, music, movies and TV, clothing, jewellery, and kitchen and home products. The site will operate in Beta mode over the ‘next several months’.
The site is inviting retailers in India to be part of an Amazon Seller Services programme, by listing their products on junglee.com for free. Retailers need to create an account, upload and refresh their product catalogue. Junglee will build a product detail page, create advertising and display targeted product ads as buying options when customers search or shop for that or a related product.
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Re: Amazon Finally Arrives in India - Is Flipkart Doomed ?

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Nothing to woo the indian buyer, other than giving him the confidence he cant get it any cheaper anywhere else, even if he tried...
TV ads and discounts and it will sell (like LetsBuy did ).

The big differentiators here will be the usage of social media to magnify its reach. If I were on the marketing team .. this would be a big priority.

Social media is still largely a virgin territory in India .. with a big player like Amazon I expect this is the path they will choose.

Partnerships with various Social networks and direct promotion. The way Vodafone entered in the Indian Market and how quickly it became a house hold name. You have to create an identity .. like the little pug did for Vodafone.

They are cleverly masking their Amazon identity behind Junglee .. good marketing. Junglee will the 'cool new' place to shop from.
If they are up for it .. the imminent Valentine Season is a perfect launchpad for their target customer base.
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Re: Amazon Finally Arrives in India - Is Flipkart Doomed ?

As of now Amazon isnt selling directly ,, its just a listing service .. aggregater ..
The terms n conditions of the sale still depend on the individual seller.



Lets see how things shape up.
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It just links to Amazon.com for things like premium engine oils and stuff!

At least out of all the e-portals its the only one with a 'automotive' section!
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surfed around a bit on the website. they are doing things the way naaptol etc. did. being brutally honest, it's a half heart attempt from someone like amazon. might be good for price discovery but that's about it. I am looking for a e-tailer who can be trusted and has a wiiiide variety of products, not an 'event management company' in the e-commerce realm.
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Lol no way.
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surfed around a bit on the website. they are doing things the way naaptol etc. did. being brutally honest, it's a half heart attempt from someone like amazon. might be good for price discovery but that's about it. I am looking for a e-tailer who can be trusted and has a wiiiide variety of products, not an 'event management company' in the e-commerce realm.
Its just beta for now .. they will have full fledged delivery service once they have big army of suppliers.
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The one who would understand the local market with an Indian mindset is the one who would prevail.

In current times, FlipKart understands it very well.

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I don't think the majority of the population in our country want to ever enter the hassles of RMA.
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It just links to Amazon.com for things like premium engine oils and stuff!

At least out of all the e-portals its the only one with a 'automotive' section!
Hey .. stop spending so much on auto stuff. You hardly drive your car anyway.
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Its just beta for now .. they will have full fledged delivery service once they have big army of suppliers.
It's not so simple as that because of legal problems as well. You see FDI in multibrand retail is not permitted in India so it cant just start operations like and extension of Amazon USA. Infact I suspect that these e-tailers are already in odds with the law by bringing in FDI for retail here.
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