How to be a great retail manager

Having a retail manager job is something to be really proud of. But amongst your dancing and celebrations, part of you still might be nervous about your new management job. How do you be a good manager without appearing to be an embarrassing try-hard with the assertiveness of a doormat or an unapproachable dragon with the temper of an angry […]

GST brings pain, paperwork to India’s online sellers

Thousands of small merchants have been dropped from e-commerce sites because they can’t meet the new requirements under the goods and services tax (GST) regime. Photo: iStockphoto Bengaluru: India’s new goods and services tax (GST) regime is causing widespread headaches for small merchants and the e-commerce companies they work with. The GST, which went into effect […]

Future Retail to focus on core format of small and big stores

Future Retail, which is demerging its home retail and e-commerce home retail businesses into a single entity — Praxis Home Retail — would concentrate on core format of small store and big store retail from now on. “This is demerger of the home retail business. We are separating the speciality retail and would concentrate on […]

Bolstered by GST, robotics will usher in supply chains of the future

Ordered a silk sari for your mother’s birthday, only to receive it a week later than it was promised by the online seller? It would certainly be disheartening and ruin all the excitement of a surprise. Everyone may have gone through a similar experience sometime or the other while shopping online. We live in the […]

Enhancing in-store experience to attract and retain shoppers

Shopping has been around since ages, but today shopping is not simply aimed to fulfil needs, it turns out that shopping is more about relaxing, enjoying and combating stress. The term ‘shop till you drop’ throws light on the current enthusiasm for shopping. The retail garment chains are making certain that the experience in the […]

Rules may be eased to help e-commerce companies boost exports

NEW DELHI: To enable homegrown ecommerce players such Myntra, Snapdeal and a host of handicraft and garment platforms to expand their global footprint, India is looking to revamp the export framework governing overseas sales by them. The measures under consideration include a complete switchover to e-enabled filing systems and even doing away with the current […]

Indian consumers are well versed with luxury: Longchamp Artistic Director

French luxury house Longchamp has completed an year in Indian market and Sophie Delafontaine, the Artistic Director of the brand says that the Indian luxury market has surely seen a boom in the recent years and credit goes to well versed consumers. The brand symbolizes well with women who are independent, dynamic, strong yet feminine at the same […]

The shape of things

Fitting plays a crucial role in the fashion design process. Customers procure garments with proper fit or even pursue the perfect fit, though the fashion trend changes with time. Designers or tailors have used mannequins for garment-fitting in search of the perfect fit for centuries. Today, they are still essential for garment-making, although each mannequin […]

Paytm rolls out gold for cashback

BENGALURU: Online wallet company Paytm has introduced the feature of availing cashback in the form of Paytm Gold. The feature which is live across 16,000 pincodes will enable customers to take advantage of Paytm Gold and MMTC PAMP’s tie-up to buy, sell or redeem the gold starting as low as 1 gram. “Now you can save […]

Factors Affecting Buying Decision of the Customers at the Store

There are several factors which affect the buying decision of the customers. Let us go through them one by one: Store Display and Presentation of ProductsThe store display plays an important role in influencing the buying decision of the customers. It is the display of the store which attracts passing individuals into the store. The store […]