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India gears up for Great Online Shopping Festival

Tomorrow is indeed a day to remember, not just because its 11.12.13, but also a day to splurge online as Google announces the launch of Great Online Shopping Festival (gosf.in). The festival will go on from 11.12.13 to 13.12.13.

This year the 72 hour shopping festival has gone bigger has the categories participating includes eading eCommerce players, local & classified companies, online travel sites, auto companies, telecom companies, fashion labels, health and well being companies, to banking financial Services. Consumers can avail great discounts and deals.

The initiative was launched by Google last year to boost the adoption of online shopping in India and saw tremendous response with most players seeing over 350 percent growth in daily sales. The festival saw participation from all over India with 50 percent buyers making a online purchase for the first time. Speaking about the momentum of online shopping in India, Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director, Google India said, “Great Online shopping festival is India’s version of cyber monday in the west and is an exciting platform to raise awareness and consumer adoption of online shopping in India. With over 200 million Internet users in the country, more and more Internet users are opting to shop online and fueling the growth of both large multinational and homegrown companies. Industry estimates suggests that there are close to 20 million online shoppers in India and its estimated to grow to 50 million in next few years making it a 16 billion dollar industry.”

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Buyers can look forward to exciting deals across categories. Great Online shopping festival promises to offer something for everyone with great discounts on footwear, imported cars, property deals, holiday packages, insurance, spa packages, event tickets, grocery coupons, books, jewellery etc. Buyers can find discounts ranging from 20% up to 80% in many categories. Upto 60% off on luxury watches, 20% off on air tickets on domestic routes, upto 50 % off on speakers, headphones and men’s accessories, upto 80% off on home decor, flat 40% off on furniture, upto 50% off on TVs, upto 40% on mobile phones, upto 45% computers and tablets, upto 30% on cameras, 40% off on mens footwear and many more.

 

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Bipasha Basu goes entrepreneur route; launches The Trunk Label with The Label Corp.

One of India’s renowned actress, Bipasha Basu, has launched her online selling portal. The portal, The Trunk Label, will be launching officially on 4th December under The Label Corp., the celebrity ecommerce company. But you can already visit the website and sign up for the future communications.

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This is The Label Corp.’s third venture after they launches Sussane Roshan’s home decor portal and Malaika Arora Khan‘s fashion products portal. Bipasha’s ecommerce venture will be selling fashion accessories specially recommended and styled by the actress herself.

Bipasha will also be a stakeholder in the venture.

More Megastore expands portfolio; adds fashion apparel & footwear segment

So next time you walk in to the More Megastore, it will just not be your groceries but also your fashion needs that will be satiated as the modern retailer expands portfolio. From the house of Aditya Birla Group, More has added fashion apparel and footwear as a new segment to its product offerings.

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Though the retailer has been selling various other brands in that segment, it is now that they introduce nine in-house brands. Speaking on the launch of the brands, Russell Berman, CEO – Hypermarkets, Aditya Birla Retail Limited said, “We are excited to expand our footprint to apparel and footwear. The category is a fast growing segment and is a daily need for most consumers.”

He further adds, “We wanted More Megastore to evolve and make it lot more relevant to a larger spectrum of consumers not just across the bigger towns but also to smaller cities like Vadodara, Indore, Mysore and more. By paying special attention to the need of new age customers, we have enhanced our offerings immensely.”

Brands:

  • Menswear: BlueEarth, Be Casuals & Kruff
  • Womenswear: Karinee & Bjoyzz
  • Kidswear: Chatter Kids and Yo
  • Footwear: Berwins and Inchheels

Dealstan – A new coupon shopping portal launches

Coupons and deals are becoming an inevitable part of the retail industry as every consumer looks fro a special deal to save on every time they shop, eat or avail services. To capture this market, Poppadam Webs LLP launches Dealstan, a coupon shopping site.

Dealstan not only displays variety of coupons for the online stores they collaborate with, but also provide deals that the online stores already have which go amiss among a huge number of products. You can get deals ranging from flight tickets to pizzas.

What’s interesting is that the website allows a to and fro model wherein consumers along with buying deals and coupons, can also suggest the website any deals or coupons which have not been listed.

Bang On Time! Snapdeal launches Wedding Store online

One of India’s largest marketplace, Snapdeal, launches Wedding Store online. Must say, what could have been a better time to leverage than now to launch which will gain great traction during festive and wedding season.

With this Snapdeal will also satiate a particular shopping need which is a lifetime event in itself. So if you are looking for products for Bachelorette/Bachelors to your wedding and reception, the store ensures you to offer almost everything. Interestingly, the products have been segregated according to the need of a particular ceremony for both men and women.
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The products are available across categories including footwear, clothing, accessories, jewellery, perfumes, cosmetics and others. The brands available include Bluestone, Carlton London, Chhabra 555, Lancome, L’Oreal Paris, Ethnic Jewels, Bobbi Brown and others.  Moreover, some brands are running special offer to promote the store and stir the wedding shopping online. The question is are consumers ready to shop online for their wedding, I think we still love the traditional way when it comes to wedding? Maybe a workable option for ones who are running out of time.

One more suggestion, kindly make product pictures more sharper, they look pixelated!

Amazon.in expands product category portfolio

Amazon.in is expanding its reach to the consumers strongly as within a weeks time it ads four new product categories to its portfolio. The categories include fashion, lifestyle, home and kitchen.

The new addition takes the number of products available to 27,500 and brands to 180.

While with fashion and lifestyle, the marketplace brings two new stores: fashion jewellery and watches. Under home and kitchen category, the products available will include small appliances, kitchenware, dining, home furnishings, home décor, home organization and more.

For the home and kitchen, the brands that Amazon has tied up with brands which includes Wonderchef, OneTouch, MOM Italy, Unravel India, Prime etc. While for jewellery they are a lot of boutique designers including Isharya; ‘Valliyan’ by Nitya Arora, Bansri, ‘Maya’ b y Rosalind Pereira;  ‘Made by M’, to name a few; the watches are from some leading brands including Casio, Timex, Titan, Fastrack, Fossil, Esprit, Tommy Hilfiger, Sonata, Citizen, Disney, Diesel, DKNY, Guess and more.

iGrow Reviews: Kazo Autumn Collection 2013

Kazo, a brand which defines fashion for youth, has launched its Autumn Collection 2013. The collection looks inspired by travelers, bikers and adventure loving people and has been interestingly designed for fashionistas. An amalgamation that only is possible with Kazo. Walk into one of the stores and nobody will move out empty hands, it has something for everybody.

The lookbook is a perfect mix of solid colours, prints, graphics and amazingly designed jewellery and handbags. The collection includes Flowery Prints, Graphic Mania, Bikie Chic, Melange Story, Animal Print, Mexi Dress and Surf Web. Continue reading iGrow Reviews: Kazo Autumn Collection 2013

Art-ticklers

Art-ticklers is going to be a new feature on iGrow where we would get to know about a person who is passionate about any form of art and has been able to successfully turn his/her passion into a profession.’Creativepreneur‘ is the term we would also like to associate with them. You can be an painter, fashion designer, sculptor, jewellery designer, shoe/bag designer, baker, chef…..or someone offering unique services (stylist, makeup artist…..) the list is endless.

 I am sure that you all have at some point or the other come across a bright, young, enthusiastic, individual full of zeal and drive who is living his/her dream. We at iGrow would love to feature you and know your growth story.

We have a criteria for selecting these Art-ticklers:

  • Young & started out in the last 5 years
  • Different from the league ( some thing unique about your products)
  • Have an interesting story to share
  • All categories are welcome
  • Pictures ( we love them!)

So drop in your stories along with your picture ( yes ….you the entrepreneur) & the picture of your products or services and we shall be happy to feature you. Mail us at editorigrow@gmail.com.

 

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iGrow recomends: Must visit exhibitions this September!!

 

With the festive season round the corner each city in India  gears up to host a series of events & exhibitions.  From fashion & lifestyle, to jewellery, to home decor,  and not to miss the ever so popular Bridal fests. The lifestyle expos exhibit numerous upcoming as well as established fashion & lifestyle designers. ( visit these to update your wardrobe, for the latest accessories, gift solutions … or to just have a look at the pretty things)

Other than these we have the always popular (among the city’s young girls & brides to be) the Wedding exhibitions. These are a must visit for any bridezilla offering a wide variety of products ( designer wedding outfits , invites, decor artists, gifts, photographers….list is endless) vendors, service providers all under one roof. So what are you waiting for?? Give these exhibitions a must visit!! iGrow brings to you the must visit exhibition list…aaah the love for retail.

 

List of Exhibitions 2013 

3 Sep: London Market, Welcome Sheraton Hotel, Saket

4-5 Sep: Women Shopping Carnival, Hotel Tuli, Nagpur

4-5 Sep: Jalsa, The Ashok, New Delhi

6-8 Sep: Wedding Asia, The Ashok, New Delhi

6-8 Sep: Timeless Jewels, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

6-7 Sep: Boutiques of India, Hotel Clark Awadh, Lucknow

13-15 Sep: Times Gehena, YMCA Club,Ahemdabad

13-15 Sep: Wedding Asia, Hotel Sayaji, Indore

14-15 Sep: Celebrating Vivaha, Gurgaon

14-15 Sep: Grand Asian Wedding Week, Hotel JW Marriot, Chandigarh

17-18 Sep: Bridal Affair, Hotel Ramada, Jalandhar 

26 Sep: Sajja , Mumbai

28-30 Sep: Jewellery Wonder, New Delhi

Do write in if there are more exhibitions you would like us to list here at iGrow.

 

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Reliance Trends brings Bisou Bisou by Michele Bohbot to India

Reliance Trends took the ramp this time to unveil its new alliance. It was at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai that Reliance Trends announced the launch of Bisou Bisou collection by Michele Bohbot to India. (For those thinking what Bisou Bisou is – it means ‘a little kiss’ in French slang). The collection was launched by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who walked the ramp for the same.

27lfw-piyanka-chopra3The latest collection specially designed for women offers contemporary sportswear, dresses, swimwear, accessories and fine jewellery. The designs are contemporarised to meet the sensibilities of Indian fashion lovers. The collection will soon be available across Reliance Trends stores.