Saturday, November 29, 2014

The iPad Story: Why You Should Buy From Infibeam?

Take an advantage of getting iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 deliveries on same day by buying from the authorised reseller of Apple iPads, Register, pre-book and get delivery of iPad on Saturday and become one of the first iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 users in the country.

Infibeam is all set to deliver the product on November 29, 2014 in all top cities of the country including Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Noida, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Nagpur, Faridabad, Secunderabad and others. It is an opportunity first time users of iPads to log in and pre-book as early as possible.

There is yet another advantage of buying from the authorised reseller of Apple,, that is customer can get it with 24-month of EMI. Through credit card payment, customer can get an EMI option for minimum three months and maximum is 24-months.

For iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi, the minimum EMI option starts from Rs1,741 per month to Rs12,226 per month. While for iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, the range of EMI begins from Rs2,226 per month and rises to Ra18,106 per month.

In case of iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi, the lowest EMI option starts from Rs1,401 per month and the maximum is around Rs13,000 per month. Meanwhile the EMI for Wi-Fi + Cellular of iPad Mini 3 ranges between Rs1,886 and over Rs18,000 per month.

This time, Apple introduces the new variant 18% thinner as iPad Air 2 is 6.1 inch mm thin and light too. The weight of iPad Air 2 is just 40% of a 1 litre drinking water bottle. It is just 437 grams. With 9.7 inch display, it is not only thinner but better too, with more vivid colours and greater contrast as it has got 2048 x 1536 resolution.

The product is lot more powerful as it is designed in a new chip, the A8X, that delivers substantially better CPU and graphics performance than its predecessor. In fact, with its 64-bit desktop-class architecture, iPad Air 2 is as powerful as many personal computers. It’s power efficient too, with a 10-hour battery life that lets you work, play, surf and shop all day long.

In case of iPad Mini 3, one can shoot video and photos that are unbelievably crisp, clear and vibrant. It has everything you need, including new iOS 8 features like Panorama and Time-lapse mode, to capture stills and videos that are as memorable as the moments themselves. Even better, you also get this same great picture quality when making video calls.

iPad Mini 3 keeps one connected faster than ever in more locations than ever. Two antennas and MIMO technology give iPad Mini 3 incredible Wi Fi performance. And the Wi Fi + Cellular model supports fast mobile networks around the world. So one can download content, stream video, browse the web and share documents with AirDrop at amazing speeds.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Online Retail in India to Grow 11 Times in Next Four Years

Call it e-tail or online retail, it is all set to see 11 fold growth in next four years. According to various market reports, at present, the size of e-tail in India is estimated to be around $1.6 billion (around Rs.9,900/- crores) which is expected to swell to over $17.6 billion (about Rs1.08 lakh crores wherein a $ = Rs.61.67/-), by the end of 2018.

Online shopping is not new to India as e-commerce companies existed even before the dot com bubble got burst in year 2000. But it was much before the time as India did not have much Internet penetration. In last five years, the internet penetration has seen steep growth from less than 40 million (4 crores) to over 200 million (over 20 crores) net users at present.

Of the total population of the country, it is estimated that currently 16% of that is accessing internet, that used to be less than 4% until 2007. Now, it is expected that the number of internet users in India will grow by 2.5 times in next four years. India is likely to see that almost one third population of the country will be accessing the internet. Number of net users are expected to grow to 500 million (around 50 crores).

This 2.5 times growth in internet subscribers in four years is likely to lead the growth of e-tail size in India by 11 times. At this moment, of the total number of internet users, up to 70 million (7 crores) are estimated to have access to faster data downloading speed. As the next generation of mobile technology, 4G is expected to expand its penetration in India by mid-2015, the number of people using fast data downloading speed will increase to over 150 million (15 crores) in next two to four years.

As per market reports, Indians spend majority of their time on news, information, sports and retail portals. Time spent on online retail is still lowest. Computers and electronics contribute maximum in the online retail subcategories, followed by apparels, books and consumer electronics.

The total size of e-commerce  in India is estimated to be over $11 billion (around Rs. 68,000/- crores), of which e-tail contributes about 15%. Travel has the maximum share of over 70%, while e-tail is second largest in the category. The remaining 15% share is shared between financial services, classified and others.

Source: IAMAI-IMRB, Elara Capital & Other Industry Reports