Amazon VS Flipkart business model
With launching its India operations, the heat is turned up in the eCommerce space. Amazon had been testing waters through Junglee, so this was quite an expected event. The customers seem to be welcoming the overlords of eCommerce, perhaps eCommerce stores too, albeit less enthusiastically. There is a sudden burst of activity across the bigger players.
We, at, collect data across a large number of product categories, including books, on a daily basis. So, we decided to do some analysis once Amazon got into business with books.
We collected data for the top 5000 books from across 10 different eCommerce stores. We looked at analyzing things like: who is giving more discounts, what is the discount “sweet spot” for each major player, what are the popular categories, etc. We noticed some interesting things.
Discount Distributions across Online Stores
The below visualization shows the discount distribution for the top 5000 books across 6 eCommerce portals that sell books in India. We have divided the discounts being offered into 8 buckets. Along with the discount distribution, the visualization also depicts the “sweet spots” each of the online book sellers wants to be in with respect to the discounts being offered on books. The first graphic above shows discount distribution when we don’t consider shipping charges. The second one shows the same when we add shipping charges to the selling price of each book and compute the effective discount.
What will happen as gasoline prices go higher ..
Steiner explains how a former SAP AG executive founded Better Place, a company that wants to be the Exxon Mobil of the electric car world. Drivers would buy the cars without batteries and pay Better Place a monthly fee to supply the juice. When youre running low, just pull into a Better Place depot that will swap in a fully charged battery.
So what will happen as gasoline prices tick ever higher? Heres a smattering of Steiners predictions:
At $6 a gallon, Americans will embrace diesel engines. At $8, many airlines will shut down, leaving Southwest Airlines Co
HP 12CP Financial Calculator
CE (Hewlett Packard)
- High Quality and Durable F2231AA#ABA , # 2073274
- Portable Design
- Energy Star Certified
- Robust and versatile financial calculator
- Over 120 built-in functions for business, finance, mathematics, and statistics, including date calculations
- Efficient data entry using RPN
- Small size; easy to take anywhere
- Long battery life
Kensington 64068F MicroSaver Notebook Lock and Security Cable (PC/Mac)
- 6-foot cable made of steel-composite with a carbon, tempered-steel core and patented T-bar lock to provide the most secure connection to security slot
- Wide range of compatibility--laptops, monitors, and any device with a Kensington security slot - the industry standard
- No screws, brackets or glue for installation of this computer lock - no changes to your computer
- Packaging may vary - regardless of packaging, product is the same
HTC Rezound 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
Wireless (HT Commuications, LLC)
- Display: 4.3-inches
- Camera: 8-MP
- Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
- OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Weight: 6.1 ounces
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor; 4.3-inch HD multi-touch display; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot service)
- 4G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered smartphone with Beats Audio technology for studio quality sound; includes iBeats headphones
- 8-MP camera with Full HD 1080p video; 2-MP front camera; 16 GB memory plus 16 GB microSD card; Bluetooth 3.0 stereo music
- Up to 6.75 hours of talk time, up to 261 hours (10.9 days) of standby time; released in November, 2011
- What s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, iBeats headset with storage bag, USB cable, 16 GB microSD card, quick start guide