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Markdowns Of Flipkart Doesn’t Matter: Sachin Bansal
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Markdowns Of Flipkart Doesn’t Matter: Sachin Bansal

Recently Flipkart was marked down in it's valuation by a couple of investors and third- parties! Sachin Bansal, the founder of the e-commerce giant Flipkart considers them as their " opinions" and cited the case of Uber to illustrate that it will not impact fundraising plans of the e-commerce major. "That does not matter. If you look... they did it to Uber as well. Uber raised (money) at a higher valuation. They did it to one more company, they also raised money at higher valuation," Bansal said on the sidelines of an event. "I think it does not matter, people have their own opinions and it is their own opinion," he added. He was also confident about the fact that these statements will not have any impact on the company's future fund raising. For now, Flipkart is pretty well capita...
Online Companies are Focusing on Unit Economics, Customers: Report
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Online Companies are Focusing on Unit Economics, Customers: Report

E-Retailers Focusing on turning unit economics positive and customer retention as opposed to the prior focus on gross merchandise value, a recent report said. "We believe this may be a function of limited availability of capital, leading companies to focus on cash generation. Post government regulations that curtailed discounts, companies seem to have done away with the same; most discounts being seen online are being offered by sellers or brands themselves," a study by Kotak Institutional Equities said. Gross merchandise value is the total sales value of goods sold through a marketplace. Most companies surveyed are also evaluating other revenue streams such as advertising and online content to better leverage their platform, it added. Customer retention, recall and loy...
Jabong Narrows Down Gross Loss to 46.7 cr in 2015
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Jabong Narrows Down Gross Loss to 46.7 cr in 2015

Online lifestyle retailer Jabong has narrowed down its gross loss to Rs 46.7 crore for 2015 on the back of lower level of discounts. The gross loss of the company stood at Rs 159.5 crore in 2014, the company's parent Rocket Internet said in an investor presentation today. The company's net revenue rose 7.1 per cent to Rs 869.1 crore for the reported year compared with Rs 811.4 crore in 2014. "Gross profit margin improved by 14 pp (percentage point) driven by lower level of discounts," the company said. For the fourth quarter of 2015, the companys gross loss declined to Rs 1.9 crore as against Rs 45.9 crore in the same quarter last year. "The increased focus on gross profit margin, unit economics and overall profitability resulted in net revenue and GMV decline in Q4 ...