Travel Market in India, SEA & GCC

The travel market in India, SEA, and GCC is expected to continue growing in the coming years, presenting opportunities for both domestic and international travel companies. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the industry, with travel restrictions and border closures causing a sharp decline in tourism across the globe.  India […]

Entertainment & Advertising | Riding the Digital Wave

India has a diverse and vibrant entertainment industry, with a wide range of options for consumers to choose from. Entertainment consumption patterns in India vary greatly across different regions, cultures, and socio-economic groups. However, there are a few general trends that can be observed.  Television is still the most popular form of entertainment in India, […]

#3 Delivery Delight Index

This third edition of Delivery Delight Index has unveiled how digitally native brands are providing a superlative delivery experience on the back of third-party logistics players.

40% of TikTok’s India market captured by homegrown apps

The number of Internet users in India set to grow to 970 million from current 600 million in next 5 years, Shortform market is also estimated to grow by 4x on total time spent and reach to 400-450 billion minutes a month from the current ~110 billion minutes.

Recovery Stories in Consumer, Retail and Internet

However, as the partial and full unlock has proceeded, few of the internet sectors have seen either seen a release of the pent-up demand or a new sector baseline has been set, as some of the newer COVID Induced behaviors remain broadly sticky.

Retail-Tech – The next start-up opportunity

This is reflected in the ~15-25% increase in online shoppers in the first few weeks of lockdown. ~30-50% of the customers increased their online purchase for the essential categories.

eGrocery | First COVID & Now JioMart | Part 2

COVID-19 provided a significant push to the eGrocery market as consumers realized the value of at-home access to groceries. In addition to providing convenience, variety & value, eGrocery platforms are now considered to provide safety as well.

Indian EdTech industry analysis: Online education sector to create $ 1.7 BN market by 2022

The 2019 National Education Policy (NEP) which seeks to address these challenges and extend the scope of RTE to students aged 3–18 years, recommended harnessing EdTech through app-based learning, online student communities, and lesson delivery beyond ‘chalk and talk’. Serving as a crucial link between enrolment and enhanced learning outcomes, online education offerings across grades […]

India eHealth – COVID-19 Impact and Way forward

Drive by 3x growth in user base and likely increase in average spends per user especially in prescription drugs and consultations, we are very bullish that the eHealth market is on track to achieve ~300+% growth y-o-y in 2020.

EdTech – COVID Tailwinds – The Time is Now

EdTech companies too have been agile in responding to the crisis by making their offerings free – resulting in almost 2x rise in EdTech users within a couple of months to make the user base to 90Mn in April’ 20

Tiki Sendo Merger – Implications for VN eCommerce

Tiki has a high share of captive logistics concentrated in HCM and Hanoi while Sendo fulfils supply though 3PL and has a wider geographic reach – Integrating these logistics capabilities to cross leverage efficiencies could prove challenging.

The Rise of US $50 Billion e-Baazar

The e-tail market in India has also experienced significant growth in recent years, with the rise of e-commerce platforms and the increasing adoption of online shopping. The growth of the e-tail market in India has been driven by several factors, including the increasing use of smartphones and the internet, the availability of affordable data plans, […]

All roads Lead to Kirana

1. India has 15+Mn Kirana stores that face four big challenges in daily operations- each of which is a massive opportunity for tech start-ups Indian retail market is marked by the presence of 15Mn Kirana stores which has penetrated into the nook and corner of the country. However, this traditional distribution structure is highly fragmented leading […]

Short-form: Rising amidst cluttered content space

Short-form video has emerged as a popular format for content consumption in India in recent years. With the rise of affordable smartphones and high-speed internet connectivity, a large number of people in India now have access to online video content. Platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts have gained significant traction in India, offering […]

India internet x profitability: What to watch in 2020

1. Changing macroeconomic and funding scenario in 2020 will see two big themes playing out for India’s internet start-ups Given the macroeconomic trends and the funding environment globally, we were keen to explore how do India’s internet start-ups look like on unit economics at the start of the new decade in 2020. Scanning through our […]

User perspective on eB2B platforms

eB2B platforms have driven high awareness in their target segments, with high willingness to use the platforms as well Published on: Dec 2019 eB2B players have driven significantly strong awareness for their offerings, via both organic and inorganic approaches. And this has led to a high share of ‘willing to use’ users as well, which […]

Organized Grocery Retail In India

Of India’s retail basket, Food & Grocery (F&G) category comprising fresh fruits & vegetables, packaged food, personal care & home care and utilities is a significant 65% ($525 Bn) of the wallet spend whilst the organized share is marginal, at lowest penetration factor of 3.6% contribution.

November Online Festive Sales Expected to Soar

There are four key insights that we want to highlight from our study: Published on: Nov 2019 Customer excitement for the November sales season in both UAE and KSA is at its highest with 90% of digitally active customers showing interest in this year’s sales season. November Festive days online GMV is expected to clock […]

Omnichannel adoption across major retail categories in India

1. The omnichannel adoption journey includes both experiential technologies along with basic features and restructured business models Published on: Nov 2019 Omnichannel adoption is facilitated by the implementation of certain features, technology and restructuring in one’s business model that enables the integrated approach across channels. Across businesses, inventory integration becomes a major need for omnichannel […]

Unlocking the Indian eB2B retail opportunity

Driven by a consistent expected increase in private consumption, the Indian retail market is expected to grow at ~10% CAGR to reach ~$ 1.6 TN by FY 25 Published on: Nov 2019 Despite the current economic slowdown and our expected normalized real GDP forecast of 6 to 7%, we expect the private consumption expenditure to […]

Online Fashion Market in India

Buy Full Report 1. The Fashion market is growing at a CAGR of 11% with online fashion growing the fastest, at a CAGR of ~32% Published on: Nov 2019 Consumers across India have been gradually veering towards organized and online retail. Organized retail has been driven by the wide network of stores of brands across […]

A look at the Budget Hotel space and the Digital Book Keeping apps.

Budget and Mid Market hotels will continue to dominate India’s lodging space Published on: Nov 2019 Travellers are gradually shifting towards experiential and adventurous stays which are offered by homestays and hostels Expected to witness the highest growth Digital book-keeping apps have managed to gain strong adoption and regular usage amongst SMEs New age book […]

Organized Grocery Retail in India

Modern Retail in India is on the growth trajectory driven by consumer’s shopping behaviour and re-aligned focus of retailers Published on: Nov 2019 Private consumption, currently at 59% of GDP will continue to be the main driver of growth, growing at a robust CAGR of ~11% between 2018 and 2023. Merchandise retail accounts for 49% […]

The future is bright for online fashion and car classifieds

1. Once-small online fashion/beauty category on track to exceed USD 7 Bn in GMV in 2019 and USD 25 bn by CY22 Published on: Oct 2019 Women fashion growing faster and ethnic clothing compared to footwear and other accessories – case of democratization of user base Super-verticals growing at 100%+ due to differentiated offerings, fast […]

Of digital book-keeping apps, foodtech subscriptions and festive sales

1. Digital book-keeping apps have managed to gain strong adoption and regular usage amongst SMEs Published on: Oct 2019 New age book keeping apps are seeing daily usage amongst large chunk of their user base- indicating increasing comfort A significant chunk of app users are having more than 50% of all their transactions recorded on […]

Indian Niche Food Brands

1. Niche food brands are gaining traction among the educated urban and semi-urban youth in India Published on: Oct 2019 The niche packaged food industry is pegged to grow at ~16.5% to reach USD 59 Bn by 2022 from USD 37 Bn at present. Unlike the previous decade, this time these niche brands, or ‘challengers’ […]

Festive sales 2019 off to a strong start and other key internet trends

E-tailers have achieved $ 1.8 Bn sales in first 3 days of the sale, on track to have a highly successful sale event Published on: Oct 2019 First three days of festive sales see a strong start, with mobiles and other electronics driving growth A significant share of transactions from smaller city consumers lead to […]

Decoding eLogistics landscape in Indonesia

eLogistics in Indonesia expected to be ~800mn shipments (formal e-tailing sector) in 2019 Published on: Oct 2019 Driven by the growth of formal e-tail (55% y-o-y in 2019), logistics likely to expand rapidly as well In-house logistics will grow but a massive opportunity for 3PLs still present Scaling up in-house logistics including affiliate players (e.g. […]

What does the 2019 e-tailing festive season have in store?

E-Tailers on track to sell USD ~3.7 Bn of goods during festive event 1- up 60-65% y-o-y Published on: Sep 2019 Key drivers of growth to be an expansion in online shoppers who will likely shop across categories (even beyond mobiles) Compared to business as usual days, we expect that e-tailers will likely see a […]

How small and large internet sectors are driving adoption and profitability

1. E-Tailers on track to significantly reduce cash burn over next few years Published on: Sep 2019 Cash burn expected to drop significantly for e-tailers over next few years Biggest levers supporting the trend are the rapid growth of higher-margin categories (vs mobiles) and improved supply chains to rationalize costs 2. Challenges and opportunity to […]

E-tailing horizontals vs verticals and Flipkart’s furniture success

Flipkart has grown to capture 41% of online furniture market share Published on: Sep 2019 Hyperlocal e-grocery- Market growing at triple digits, with sector specialists continuing leadership Despite aggressive moves by horizontals, their hyperlocal grocery businesses have made a limited dent in the market As verticals continue to thrive basis their core value proposition of […]

Demystifying the restaurants vs online aggregators debate

Restaurants have witnessed 30% growth in business along with other benefits after partnering with online aggregators Published on: Aug 2019 Online partnerships have enabled restaurants to increase overall top line by 30% via a large consumer base and strong brand impact With improved kitchen utilization, online partnerships have also enabled restaurants to improve their bottom-line […]

What Moats Are Being Built By Tokopedia, Blibli and Bukalapak?

Tokopedia- Leadership in digital goods supported by a wide pool of fin-tech products Published on: Aug 2019 Blibli- Digitizing Indonesia’s USD 150+ bn grocery retail space via BlibliMart Bukalapak’s Mitra program- First mover advantage in a USD 14 Bn 2025 opportunity

Newsletter | Vernacular is NOW, not the future – A $300 Bn opportunity today

India is in the midst of a massive digital transformation of its population Published on: Aug 2019 Heavy social media and content consumption underway in urban and especially rural areas 210 Mn = Current number of vernacular preferring digital consumers in India who are also monetizable Massively growing vernacular user base to create USD 3 […]

The Upcoming Fintech Boom In India (And Indonesia)

1. InsurTech marketplaces are growing 100% y-o-y driven by strong growth of both incumbents and new entrants Published on: Aug 2019 Key growth driver of sector incumbents is wide coverage viz strong presence in most insurance categories, across insurance providers An additional growth lever is a strong focus on customer service enabled by a large […]

Of MAUs And Subscribers In India And The Story Of Indonesia

Hotstar has been leading the Indian content sector followed by Dailyhunt Published on: Jul 2019 Our latest research brings out focuses on the pecking order in the Indian content space, as shown below. An additional observation is that MAUs for the largest players are an order of magnitude larger than the smaller ones. Subscribers of […]

Enterprise Tech Updates

USD 9+ Bn 2023 digital wholesale pie likely to be captured by full-stack players  Published on: Jun 2019 India’s vast retailer/MSME ecosystem faces multiple challenges in day to day operations- from procuring merchandise in a timely and cost-effective fashion to securing working capital. Digital wholesalers like Udaan and Jumbotail have squarely targeted these retailer needs […]

Social Commerce Market Updates

Strong initial adoption of deal-sharing based social e-com platforms points to bright future ahead Published on: Apr 2019 The next 100 Mn online shoppers poised to come from the smaller cities of India and likely to have very different behaviour and needs vs the current group of shoppers. E-commerce platforms that tap into the social […]

State of e-tailing in India

Though the demand for preventive healthcare has soared since the pandemic and startups in the space are striving to ride this tailwind, it is still largely an untapped market. The opportunities are huge for businesses. The report delves into the entire landscape and shares pointers on how to cash in on the opportunities by tapping into emerging technologies.

Business plan support for an internet kitchen launch in India

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Our client wanted to launch an Internet Kitchen Service in a metropolitan city in India. The broad objective of the project was to understand the market scenario for online food delivery in the target city to support the business plan. This included landscaping the different geographical clusters in the target city followed by competitor benchmarking, […]

An end-to-end M&A strategy for Europe-based gaming giant

Mergers and acquisitions are crucial corporate development efforts taken by an organization. Achieving rapid growth is mostly the primary reason behind buying, selling or combining different companies, that is, going in for an M&A. However, such decisions are taken after considering many important facts. This is where drafting an effective M&A strategy comes in handy. […]

Product Line Expansion for Home Appliances Player

  Making an entry into the market space with a new product category requires a strategic planning and deep understanding of the present dynamics. A study on similar lines was conducted for an Indian MNC with annual revenue of more than USD 1 billion to understand the consumer preferences before extending their product line. Also, […]

Helped India-based manufacturing company accomplish employee excellence goals

Management excellence should be centred around employee happiness. However, with new-age businesses constantly evolving, employees often find it difficult to keep pace and thereby lose interest. This is where the role of organisational design comes in. It establishes set principles that convey the business’ clear vision and priorities time and again. This boosts confidence of […]

Helped leading French alcoholic brand decode distribution channels

India is one of the largest consumers of alcohol and remains one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. The increasing adoption of pub and cocktail culture among the urban population has enhanced the demand for alcoholic beverages in the country, propelling the market. However, figuring out the right products and the right channels that […]