Insights on Indian Digital Economy | Issue 6.1, Sep'17 - Tech Carving

Insights on Indian Digital Economy | Issue 6.1, Sep'17

Latest Analysis From The Indian Digital Economy

E-tailing: Discounting in Sales period leads to lower contribution margins.

With the different sales like (PRE-GST and end-of season sale), Q2’17 witnessed a decrease in contribution margins for the industry vs Q1’17.  Increased discounting spends due to multiple sales events in Q2 primarily contributed to higher spends.
Contribution Margins


Fashion E-tailing: Fashion e-tailers see an increase in the share of private labels.

Fashion e-tailing saw an increase in the share of private labels in Q2’17
  1. Myntra was the leader in fashion sales in Q2’17. With a high share of Private labels, Myntra contributed the most to the increase in share of private labels
  2. Horizontal players have also increased their focus on private labels but the share remained stagnant due to smaller share of private labels in overall business
GMV share of Private labels

Online Mobility: Profitability remains the key focus with dropping driver incentives

Despite strong opposition by drivers, cab aggregators continued to reduce expenditure on incentives with Bengaluru and Delhi seeing the biggest incentive drop in Q2’17.
Incentive (as a % of GBV)


Hotel Aggregators: Online Hotel Aggregator Industry witnesses increase in listed rooms.

The AMJ quarter saw the industry make an aggressive push towards increasing the no. of partners on their platforms. With the increasing number of partners, the total listed room increased.
Total Listed rooms (In Lakhs)

Food-tech: Online Food Delivery Industry Sees 15% growth in AMJ quarter.

Indian Online Food Delivery Industry Order Count

The AMJ-quarter witnessed slower growth trend than JFM-quarter. With the growth being limited in the penetrated cities, players have launched several marketing campaigns to increase order volume in underpenetrated cities. Chennai, Mumbai, and Pune are the key focus cities for increasing volumes.

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