online retail


1)      How did you come up with the idea of one-stop online solution for TopTomato?

In an era where time and money have become mutually convertible commodities, we are passionate about creating a solution for the regular shopping chores of the people of Bangalore. Grocery shopping at conventional stores is often related to long queues at billing desks, tiring exercise of carrying the grocery bags back home, fighting for parking space and many more endless hassles over procurement of daily necessities.

The team did a study of the existing retail scenario of India and realized that an average Indian … Read more

Walk the Talk with an Entrepreneur- Sananda Misra of


Online health store


HealthKart, gurgaon based online retailer has raised $5M from Sequoia Capital and Omidyar Network as part of series B round.  In April 2011 HealthKart had raised $1M from Kae Capital and Sequoia Capital.

Primarily the investments will be utilized in strengthening the product portfolio, supply chain system and good chunk of investments will be deployed in marketing.

Healthkart, is founded by two IIT-D graduates – Prashant Tandon and Sameer Maheshwari. They have able to bring in some talented entrepreneurs in their core team, for instance Animesh Jain is head of Online Marketing & Product, Animesh was CEO … Read more

HealthKart receives $5M from Sequoia Capital and Omidyar Network

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a2zbaby, a Mumbai based startup is a new e-commerce player in the baby care product vertical. a2zbaby aims to provide an e-commerce storefront where parents can find and discover products for their baby and buy it at will.

a2zbaby offers, chemical safe products, considering the safety and development of the child at each stage. a2zbaby delivers wide Read more

a2zBaby – online retailer of babycare products

BigshoeBazaar, an online wholesaler and retailer of shoes, apparels etc has closed its series B round of investment of $9M from Narayanmurthy floated Catamaran Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. The deal was almost done after BigshoeBazaar raised its series A investment.

With this new investment Catamaran Ventures has picked up 13 per cent stake in the online firm for Rs 26 crore, Nexus Venture Partners has picked up 7 per cent stake for Rs 14 crore. The funds will be used to strengthen supply chain and setting up warehouses to support growth at the front-end,” Bigshoebazaar India Co-founder Manmohan Agarwal Read more

BigShoeBazaar raises $9M from Catamaran and Nexus

Don’t force Guest to signup before Checking out:

Picture-110 in Handy Tools and Tips for E-Commerce WebsitesIts a big turn off for me when i need to signup for the service to buy a product, i generally prefer to transact as guest, when the experience is good and satisfying i signup on that online store on my next transaction. Basically as an e-commerce store you need to have a very good reasons why forcing guests to register to purchase products. Try to simulate the offline shopping experience. Do you have to open an account when you buy stuff from a new retail store? Don’t make that mistake online. … Read more

Quick tips for Checkout process