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Revenue generated by mydala offer where you get a chance to win 1.5 ton AC – Approximate Calculation

26 May

Recently the group-buying sites in india have started putting up offers like the following

Buy this offer for company X, at Rs.RR and buy yourself a chance to enter a contest to win product P

Buy this offer for company X, at Rs.RR and buy yourself a chance to enter a contest to win product P, at a discounted price

Now this is simply a strategy to get more eyeballs to enroll for a lottery contest. Nothing is wrong here, ethically, logically and legally it is very much correct way of getting more people to buy into this lottery.

You don’t really get the item. Agreed that investing amount X in this offer and it doesn’t yield, you get a “gift certificate” of equal amount that can be redeemed atht esame website.

So 1/2/3 people may win this product based on a lottery system.

Now this kind of offer is not really group buying and is an intelligent way to generate revenue and possible attract new users.

I just tried to work on the revenue aspects of this offer based on some assumptions.
Now this itself is very much like a lottery. Group buying websites actually running a lottery model in garb of group buying offers may or may not be ethical, but who cares

So at this moment, May 26, 2011 exactly 3.26 pm, there are 504 instances of this deal that were bought.
Following is my analysis and the revenue the website will make based on some assumptions

Price

 INR                            99.00

Number of buys

504

Total money received from deal sale

 INR                    49,896.00

Actual cost of product

 INR                    25,000.00

Actual price of prioduct

 INR                    30,000.00

Number of give aways

1

Cost of giveaway

 INR                    30,000.00

Cash accumulated (cash that will go no where)

INR 24,896.00

Total buyers who have been awarded 990 points

503

Equivalent points awarded

497970

Validity of the points

60 days

Hit ratio (Ratio that users will utilize the 990 points in next 60 days)

70%

Buyers utilizing the 990 points each

352

Deals getting sold post the offer for redemption of 990 points

Deal Price

%age share of the deals getting sold

Number of buyers utilizing specific deal and using 990 points

Revenue from deals

Assuming margin of  5%

Buyers buying deals worth 99

 INR                            99.00

30%

105.63

 INR                   –  

0

Buyers buying deals worth 199

 INR                          199.00

30%

105.63

 INR    10,563.00

 INR           528.15

Buyers buying deals worth 299

 INR                          299.00

30%

105.63

 INR    21,126.00

 INR        1,056.30

Buyers buying deals worth 399

 INR                          399.00

10%

35.21

 INR    10,563.00

 INR           528.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 INR                                         2,112.60

TOTAL

 INR  27,008.60

Amazon Kindle’s viability in India (Wharton Article)

14 Nov

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A really informative article on Knowledge@WhartonIndia about the viability and market potential of Amazon Kindle’s entry into Indian Market caught my eye.

Post the launch of Kindle DX, which was much fanfare, it hasn’t gained much a momentum. Indian market doesn’t seem to have given an open arm to this new ebook Reader on the shelf.

"There is no plan to advertise the Kindle," says Laura Porco, director of Kindle Books, who was in Mumbai last month for the launch. "We will rely on word-of-mouth publicity."

 

But who is going to create a word of mouth. Indians are pretty stiff about talking good about something. On top of that, connectivity in India (on the fly) is not much to support Amazon’s vision of “download any book in 60 seconds”.

At a price of $350 it is really difficult for an Indian consumer (the regular 9-to-5) to imaging buying a tablet that only reads books and newspaper. The same price brings her a laptop, with many more features. At the same time, the biggest enabler to Kindle is connectivity, which will take much more time to make it possible for the “60 second download”.

For the full article jump here

 

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Amazon Kindle’s viability in India (Wharton Article)

7 Nov

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A really informative article on Knowledge@WhartonIndia about the viability and market potential of Amazon Kindle’s entry into Indian Market caught my eye.

Post the launch of Kindle DX, which was much fanfare, it hasn’t gained much a momentum. Indian market doesn’t seem to have given an open arm to this new ebook Reader on the shelf.

"There is no plan to advertise the Kindle," says Laura Porco, director of Kindle Books, who was in Mumbai last month for the launch. "We will rely on word-of-mouth publicity."

 

But who is going to create a word of mouth. Indians are pretty stiff about talking good about something. On top of that, connectivity in India (on the fly) is not much to support Amazon’s vision of “download any book in 60 seconds”.

At a price of $350 it is really difficult for an Indian consumer (the regular 9-to-5) to imaging buying a tablet that only reads books and newspaper. The same price brings her a laptop, with many more features. At the same time, the biggest enabler to Kindle is connectivity, which will take much more time to make it possible for the “60 second download”.

For the full article jump here

 

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Workshop on "When your Brand is your Business" @ WE School (Welingkar), Bangalore

7 Nov

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Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore

is organizing a B2B Branding Workshop on 13th November 2009.

The theme of which is :

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This one day event would be featuring good practices in the space of Corporate Brand Management.

Speakers include:

  • Sachin Mulay (GM, Strategy Marketing at Wipro)
  • Raghu B. Viswanath (MD of Vertebrand)
  • Pandrang Row (Partner at Vertibrand)
  • Dr. Githa Heggde (Head of Marketing at WE School, Bangalore).

This event is in joint organization with:-

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The keynote points that will be covered are:

  • Importance of Branding for B2B
  • Developing a Good/Strong Brand
  • A Company’s Intelligence and Personality of a Brand
  • Importance of Design, Creativity in Branding

Who should attend:

All those interesting in selling their business to another business. And to students and academicians of business management, this is an interesting workshop

For registration, details and further information please contact

Soumya Chakraborty (+91 9886713367)
email:soumya.chakraborty(at)gmail(dot)com

 

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