It has been a while since I posted a blog entry. A new job, a new place, a new home and several other activities has kept me away from blogging. In this article, I want to explore a nagging thought that has been in my mind for a long time. Is Amazon merely profiting from… Continue reading Amazon Marketplace Program: What if Walmart steals the entire pie?
By now, everyone in the e-commerce world is aware of yet another disruptive force introduced by Google (or rather re-packaged and reintroduced). This one is called Google Shopping and Google wants to build a better shopping experience for consumers through this offer targeted at e-commerce merchants. In simple words, for the US market, Google product… Continue reading Google Shopping: Bidding Your Way to the Customer’s Wallet
As any serious Product Manager in Indian e-commerce may have noticed, Flipkart.com, the best online player in India as of today, had introduced a feature called “digital wallet”. Now, the concept of a digital wallet is nothing new in itself. Paypal has one of its own. So does Google have one. Check this article to… Continue reading Digital Wallet Service by Flipkart.com
I recently worked on the PCI DSS certification process and did some research, vendor analysis, contract negotiation and technology task integration for getting certified through an audit (it is still a WIP). It was a daunting task that highlighted some interesting lessons that I thought can be shared for the benefit of the community. As… Continue reading PCI DSS Certification for E-commerce Websites in India
There are these interesting strategic meetings in companies where I’m pretty sure one of you may have heard this from some corner of the room – Why don’t we copy what Amazon is doing? Why re-invent the wheel? They set the standard anyways. I’ve heard it before in team meetings or from people I’ve had… Continue reading Is copying Amazon.com the brightest idea for your business?
Tips for following the blog: Question: A tormenting yet very insightful and purposeful question asked by a super-boss Answer: A painful yet honest answer given by a product manager Cloud: The imaginary bubble in one’s head that doesn’t have a voice in the physical world and hence goes unheard Question: What is Product Management? So… Continue reading So, what is Product Management?