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Amazon had forayed into India as online product comparison avatar, Junglee. Online shops had listed the product prices over there. Now, it has started showing offline shops for mobile and TV products in the following cities: Bangalore, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gurgaon. It just lists store addresses and phone number, but doesn’t show the availability or price.
It is an interesting route for world’s biggest marketplace Amazon and a different model as well. Amazon USA, UK etc have 2 models:
- An inventory-based model, where they sell, what they have in their warehouses.
- Additionally, it has a marketplace model, where they allow sellers to list their products in the marketplace and the website visitors can buy on the platform.
The latter is very successful in emerging markets esp BRICS (Brzil, Russia, India, China) as well as Korea, Indonesia etc.
The 3rd model, wherein a location-based price comparison sites show prices from offline stores near you is interesting one in country like India. As a first cut, Junglee Nerby aims to drive web users to make a call to the stores and drive footfalls. I can not find any monetization built into the product as yet.
Comparison of services
|Junglee by Amazon||Feb 2012 (site launch). May 2013 Nearby Launch||2 categories, mobile and TV||Bangalore, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gurgaon||Handful||Coming from Amazon|
|PriceBaba||2012||Electronic Items||Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Gurgaon, Noida||400||Stores are listed post personal visit by verification team|
|Wicfy||2011||Multiple||Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata||Lots||Patented iso-pricing technology and interesting retailer-crowdsourcing model|
500 Startups recently funded Pricebaba.Another player is Pune-based Wicfy, which takes crowd-sourcing model to find cheapest price for a product and had raised money from Eco System Ventures. Naaptol have an Android app listing prices of product from stores, which never expanded beyond Mumbai. MySmartPrice also lists products from e-retailers. A yet-to-be launched portal, IndiaOrders will launch with 60 stores of Mumbai showing their wares for online buying. It takes slightly different route of enabling a buyer to get the products delivered to their homes. Interesting twist here is that a buyer can go to the store for queries, refunds, exchanges as well. It is an interesting segment with increasing middle class of India, but getting constantly updated price from retailers is a challenge. IPO-bound Justdial had a portal called Quick Quotes in works, which they had announced in Feb, 2012. That got coverage from Medianama in Sep and other portals as well. But, that page has been taken off Justdial website since.
Clarion venture partner
My story background
Earlier talks covered wide array of speakers, including Puneri brands like Gits food. Interactive breakfast is another activity of TIE Pune, which has seen immese participation and benefit for all. All Asia business plan competition in association with Praj was a resounding success. Then, there is a series of full-day workshops as a part of Nurture initiative – Ajay Bhagwat. Business model evaluation among them was extremely beneficial to one and all.
Paying Rs. 10k for one My Story session gives you a kiosk, 3k emails with logo in form, handout branding, etc. It is not just for big companies, but even startups looking for exposure can consider it.
Anubhav from payleaf gave a lucid introduction of the speaker Anand Khandsar. He began by recollecting a speeach by a visionary to his company men 10 years ago, which included Anubhav. He said one should become catalyst of change for the society. The man was no other than Nandan Nilekani, who after successful stint at Infosys is spearheading the Aadhar project, which aims to bring smiles and prosperity to the billion people. Anubhav had met Anand many a times to understand his journey and said Anand is also in the same league as Nandan, who make revolutionary change and are sensitive to the society, they operate in.
Then Anand was presented a bouquet by MCCIA. Anand and Anubhav then took seats and so began the story.
He is from a family of teachers, and did edcuation in Fergusson College. His parents laid equal emphasis on physical education. One of the lessons, which stood him good many years after was the tradition of scout doing one good deal everyday, kind of service to community. During engineeering days later he was a part of COEP boat club and swimming club. He got Gold medal for his performance. This is one of many Gold medals, he has amassed in his academic and professional life. In 3rd year, Navy selected him to join him, so with pressure off, he needed to pass to get into navy. He topped in the engineering. He got the Lieutenant rank from Naval forces during the last year. He went on to do 25 yr stint in navy.
Transition – His wife is a successful paedatrician. Child’s education led him to take up private job. It took 5 years to secure release from Navy. Veena, his wife was still in Navy. He joined Meltron (Maharashtra State Electronics Corporation ) from May’85 till Dec’88.
Teamwork during navy was carried to MELTRON. Get best out of whatever resources you got, solve yourself, spirit of innovation. Meltron – telephone system, railways grew during his 4 yrs from 4 cr to 80 cr . CDOT exchange. Sam Pitroda. Digital Exchange. 4 units. Engineers from same region – Konkan, Marathwada, Andheri
Yojna in Seepz, Mumbai. Unisys cofounder . CCI instead of STPI. 100% EOU. Bank loan. For sw, headquarter gives loan, not branch. Same file to Tara Deshpande. 3 months.
SK Firodia visited every month from MCCIA. 3 exchanges to upload file. Compuserve network. Windows 3.0 beta version. Professional forum. Video related work, message post (like email). Interview from Detroit. Ravi Gopte left Telco. Had to convince his father, who had resigned.
Magnificent 7 – first employees.
Yojna had tie up with Motorola. It did not materialize in 1991. Offshore development. Coding standard, testing. 6sigma sw unit. SW is mercurial. Motorola lab became sei 5. Grow it to 400. 6 weeks of process. P-CMM.
Friendship cultivate. Linkedin, FB. Raymond Vikary. Clinton admin. User interface on mob had to be closed bc ppl cud not visualize.
Illionia Inst of Tech, mtech tie up.
Family is in Pune. Suhas Patil. Syslogic. Mutha Chambers-1996. Chip design. Parallel development. Mpeg2, graphics. Compress time. Configuration mgmt system. Later became Nvidia. Monthly project review. Reuse. Promotion consideration. Govt bodies to get city on map. After 30 yrs, huge diff between Pune n Bangalore. Mot would do anthropological. 4 attributes – entrepreneurship + education.
Video on mobile. 2m pounds from Irish angel investors. No need to go to silicon valley to do work. 2004 camcorder sw of samsung. 35 ppl. 800 in Nvidia. Navy seal. Training. Warrior elite. Distillation of human spirit into. Mentored companies. Fully commited, training (r and d budget) professional, managerial. Live in tent. Simulate adversity, fear. Share feelings. Share weaknesses with colleague, competitor. Mentor – HR intervention, network.
IT + art, culture = animation. Flick tennis. Anujay. Ebook into animation. Curran Deshmukh VFX Chicago Richard Gere. Dance.
ATT head of sales in 1998. Failure with ppl. Do I give up theme of trusting? Linkedin says retired life, grandchildren. Yoyoed between MNC n startup. Good for scaling up. Value system. For all managers across 200k employees, 85 countries.
21 ppl in 1 week. Pune, hyd, Bangalore. 2000 pace silicon.
Market capturing idea with conviction. Create market or expand. Arbitrary projection. Committed core team. Captain’s rock -48hrs. Rope in angel investor. Key processes of governance. Fallback on friends for recruitment. Anand.email@example.com
Abhay Vaidya, exDNA editor. Vandana Gadia press. Saikat Dutta.
500 in Breakfast, 2000 in My story, 150 in workshop. Hpc for cross functional area. True evangelist at work
GP (General Practitioners) across Maharashtra congregated for a conference GPCON’09 on 5th and 6th December at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud, Pune. It was organised by the General Practitioners’ Association and Indian Medical Association. It focused on empowering family physicians with knowledge, attitude and skills to don the role of a true superspecialist. Experts made presentations on pyrexia, hypertension, obesity, endocrinology and cardiology. Besides paper presentations and workshops, there were essay competition, best clinic competition, free paper presentation and poster competition on swine flu. The stalls of various healthcare IT companies and pharmaceutical companies provided a lot of insights into new stuff coming into the market.
[Update: Apr 2012] The online system is completely broken for citizens. Even though decentralization was done in 2009 and 14 ward offices were supposed to ease Kasba Peth’s burden, the same is not effective from my personal experience.
[Update: May 2011] According to Times of India report: Citizens have said that the status of complaint does not change for months, on the online redressal system once it is forwarded to the departments concerned. I have used http://punecorporation.org/pmcwebn/ptax/ptaxhome.asp to pay my property tax. They have a demo for the same as well. There is a lot of utility on PMC corporation site, but most are non0fucntional, incl online birth certificate. PMC has claimed since May 2008, that online birth certificate is possible.
[Update: March 2011] The site has not been accessible for a couple of years now. So, I decided to file a complaint at PMC e-governance site. They have given me a complaint number. I was quite impressed actually. I immediately got an SMS and they mentioned GRS helpline number – (020) 6634 4203.
Complaint about :Statistic & Computer
Complaint Description :http://punecorporation.org:8888/onlineassesment/faces/property/PrintCertificates.jspx is not accessible.
Resolution time : 2 days
Date of Registration :3/11/2011 8:23:52 AM
Complaint assigned to :Vishwanath Sabani
Ward Office number :25501000
Ward Office address: Pune Municipal Corporation, Shivaji Nagar, Pune.
[end of Update]
According to Pune Municipal document, it is compulsory register birth and death within 21 days. Pune Municipal Corporation has improved it site for birth certificate. Now you
can can not easily print birth certificate, even though the eGovernance report says so.
Following details are required.
- Normal & Delayed Registration
- Child Details – Gender, DOB, Time, Weight, Name, Birth Place etc.
- Parent Details – Name, Address, Qualification, Occupation
- Delivery Method, Informant Details, Attachments in case of delayed registrations