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|Amazon exploits no FDI cap on B2B biz ops, plans portal for wholesale merchants in India similar to AmazonSupply in US|
"The (Amazon) India team has been working on this top secret project for the past few months and talks with potential suppliers and the hiring process have begun," said one of the sources.
|Exclusive online launches makes phone retailers form an Industry Body against etailers, to meet cellphone OEMs to find solution|
Online players have been selling phones at low prices for a while now, and offline retailers are feeling the heat from competition and the trend of "exclusive launches" is the tipping point.
|How do you unlock the value of reverse logistics
Reverse logistics represents a significant part of a company's cost structure, ranging from 0.1 to 1% of the sales value of a product and averaging 0.5%, leading to an annual cost in the U.S. of 200 billion USD. Compared to the cost of goods sold, an average of 7 to 10% is directly or indirectly attributable to reverse logistics. Next to that, a properly managed reverse logistics flow on average has the potential to reclaim 32% of the original product value. And the significance of the reverse supply chain is growing!
|Is franchising a good fit for you?|
To franchise or not to franchise, is a million dollar question. Information making a strong case for franchising abounds. But, so do myths to dissuade would-be franchisors. And while there is no cardinal rule that will help businesses answer this question, a detailed study of the various aspects of franchising would help.
|What retailers need to know about reverse logistics|