09 March 2020
Imagine you’re scrolling through your feed, and you see a look on someone else that you just have to have. Sometimes you spot the interiors of a home you can’t stop thinking about. You can now give your customers the experience of buying their favourite ensemble, look or appliances right from the homepage! Flipkart has […]
24 January 2020
“Search” is no longer limited to what it meant to marketers a decade ago. Today, the way people ‘search’ has transformed. Especially, when it comes to product research, people are shifting from traditional search engines to e-commerce platforms, searching for information such as price, images, availability and reviews. This shift has already happened in developed […]
11 December 2019
India is at the brink of exponential e-commerce growth. With the rise of smartphone usage and internet penetration across semi-urban and rural India, the e-commerce market is set to be worth $84 billion by 2021. As e-commerce sales go up, so does the competition for customers in the online retail space. How does an online […]
06 December 2019
E-commerce transcends from ‘transactions only’ to ‘engagement-driven transactions’: Indian e-commerce has been traditionally viewed as a ‘transaction only’ platform. Hence, the growth strategies typically focus on elevating the end to end experience of completing transactions seamlessly & successfully. A few key strategies followed by e-commerce apps are simplifying user journey by reducing the number of […]
29 November 2019
“In 2018, OTT video revenues were just 18.6% of the size of global TV subscription revenue. By 2023, they’ll jump to 35.4%” –Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019 -2023, PwC Video consumption, in both mature and developing markets, is on the rise., The Global Over-The-Top (OTT) revenue is set to increase at a 13.8% CAGR […]
15 November 2019
In 2018, paid video subscribers grew to around 12-15 million from around 7 million in 2017. As India’s internet population gets used to consuming content on video, the growth of India’s OTT market continues to accelerate. As a result, this market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.82% to reach Rs 11,977 crore […]
09 November 2019
Flipkart CEO, Kalyan Krishnamurthy discussed the growth of the Indian e-commerce at TechSparks 2019. Exploring new theories of ‘Bharat’ and ‘India’, the two different sides of the Indian Internet market, he gave insights into how e-commerce will be dependent on Bharat for future growth. Here are the key takeaways from his dialogue with the founder […]
08 November 2019
By 2020, India is expected to be the largest video-viewing audience globally and by 2030, India will have one billion people on the internet, with almost all of them using smartphones. How did this happen? The rapid growth in video consumption can be attributed to two main reasons: With these factors proving to be exceptionally […]
25 October 2019
India Goes Digital Today, one in three Indians is digitally connected, thanks to affordable smartphones that led to a dramatic rise in the adoption of digital media led by multiple platforms like social media, video streaming, e-commerce, news and many more. Advertisers are focusing on building impactful connections with their consumers by leveraging a key […]
23 October 2019
The e-retail market is at the precipice of exponential growth. In this article, we look at the future of e-commerce advertising in India. To explain why Indian e-commerce is set to witness exponential growth, one only needs to look at the stats below: The aspirations of the middle-class Indians are rising in tandem with their […]
09 October 2019
With Shoppers displaying a 6% rise in willingness to buy new brands during the festive season* – Is your brand ready to make the most of it? As more and more shoppers visit Flipkart with a higher intent to shop, brands are gearing up as well to celebrate this festive season. Research by Kantar IMRB […]
01 October 2019
In 2017, there was a 21% increase in Indian consumers who believed online shopping made life easier during the festive season. What does this mean for brands and consumers? Here’s a quick overview: Festivals in India bring out everyone’s inner shopaholic. It’s reached a point where festivities have become synonymous with discounts and special offers. In […]
12 March 2019
Beating Rival Smartphone Launches with One of Your Own How Vivo leveraged Flipkart Ads’ shopper audience data to successfully launch V9 in a cut-throat segment In 2018, 82 mobile phones were launched exclusively on Flipkart. How did Vivo make sure that its latest product launch pipped them all and created a niche audience for […]
22 November 2018
While it’s a known fact that E-Commerce companies have already leveraged customer data to map a customer’s journey from the homepage to drop-off, questions regarding how a brand is perceived by a potential customer remains unanswered. The brand needs to know a few key facts How it fares against its counterparts in a particular category […]
09 November 2018
As millions of Indians go online in order to socialise, work, browse, research, and most importantly, buy, the internet and its various platforms such as social networks and E-Commerce websites have become great mediums for brands to reach out to consumers. In my view, a successful digital ad design is one that addresses shopper […]
03 July 2018
The art of E-Commerce Advertising is rarely about ‘one size fits all’. In fact, when it comes to pushing ads out on desktop and mobile, the marketing strategies have to be as finely tailored as a bespoke suit.
21 June 2018
Everyday, thousands of customers scout the Internet and E-Commerce websites for a product they are interested in. And in response to their search, relevant results pop up. But with thousands of sellers offering the same product, how does a seller manage to edge out the competition and make their products stand out to a customer browsing for it online? The answer lies with Product Listing Ads (PLA) that gets it right all the time when it comes to giving higher visibility and reach.
08 June 2018
We have been pondering and knocking at the door of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) forefront for a while, and just about creeping-in now. Lo and behold! Self-evolving mechanisms are already beginning to drive the complex framework of online advertising and marketing.
01 June 2018
The digital medium has been rendered compact and more power-packed than ever imagined, in the form of smartphones. From shopping, to delivery, to entertainment, gaming, communication and much more, the mobile device is a ubiquitous and essential tool to survive in the 21st century.
25 May 2018
The nature of the internet is such that every single activity performed on it is trackable. In such a day and age when everything can be quantified, big data has emerged as a goldmine for marketers. But there’s a catch. However vast, plenty, and comprehensive this data might be, the most glaring fact is that the data in its rawest form is an unintelligible aggregation which cannot be used to anyone’s advantage unless organised and made sense of
17 May 2018
To understand which type of ad is most suitable to your business, we must first delve into what both digital and e-commerce advertising mean in terms of furthering your business objectives. The umbrella of Internet-based/ digital advertising includes a number of mediums such as display advertising on websites and mobile, search engine marketing, native advertising, video ads and social media advertising. Digital advertising is popular for its ability to reach a wide audience through a variety of means that are useful to businesses of all kinds. E-commerce advertising on the other hand is best suited for product-oriented businesses. It involves serving ads specifically to transacting consumers.
11 May 2018
Be it Big Billion Days, End of Reason Sale or No Kidding Days, over the years Flipkart’s sale season has become an awaited period of excitement and enthusiasm for online shoppers across the country. Users look forward to special sale days so they can tick their long shopping wish lists and leverage from a myriad of special offers and deals. This poses a lucrative opportunity for brands to benefit from voluminous increase in site traffic and work towards improving their overall visibility, reach and engagement, which could lead to a noticeable improvement in product sales.
04 May 2018
With the advent of digitisation and technology, digital marketing has become ultra-competitive with such vast amounts of data, channels and choices available to marketers. The most significant positive, however, is the ability to accurately measure various dynamic marketing parameters that allow for more informed decisions while creating campaigns. To be able to get into the mind of a consumer and sell products is a challenge that requires months of planning, research and a bullet-proof strategy to succeed. Therefore, the more precise the insights and more powerful the available tools, the more likely that the strategy will work.
23 April 2018
Many businesses have forgone traditional marketing techniques that catered mainly to an offline audience and have begun investing heavily in e-commerce advertising and marketing, and for a good reason. According to a study by the Indian Institute of e-Commerce, India’s online market is touted to touch US$100 billion by 2020. What this means is that more consumers are familiarising themselves with the e-retail marketplace at a rapid pace.
17 April 2018
E-commerce is a sector that has seen massive growth in India with the industry poised to hit an unprecedented $200 billion by 2026. With an annual CAGR of 30%, retailers are seeing a massive shift in consumer purchasing behaviour, with 14% of India’s internet users (60 million in 2017) already engaging with brands solely on e-commerce platforms.
23 February 2018
Using ads to successfully drive quality leads is a function of multiple factors – full funnel measurement, precise targeting and most importantly, choosing the right ad format. Apart from a host of well-known options such as PPC, display ads, native ads, banners and text-only ads, marketers today also have the opportunity to leverage from rich search ads.
22 August 2017
Data from ASSOCHAM estimates that the number of online shoppers in India to be around 100 million, with the market expected to touch $100 Billion by 2020. Commerce advertising is the ideal platform to target this ever growing segment of Indian consumers. Commerce advertising, as a platform, can help you marry relevance and context at scale, helping you reach a wider audience and increase your brand relevance and salience.
07 August 2017
There are innumerable ad formats available to a marketer, – from display ads to PPC, native ads to rich media, banners to text only. However, successfully driving internet traffic requires more than just quantity. Choosing the right ad format is equally important for generating traffic and driving conversions on your e-commerce platform. Here are some key considerations while advertising for your platform.
28 July 2017
A decade ago, social media or ad targeting didn’t exist and newspapers, radio stations or TV networks were the only ways to reach your target market. However, there have been some dramatic shifts in the advertising industry that has propelled it forward.
10 July 2017
While digital advertising can give great returns to your brand, there are certain key things to keep in mind before you take the plunge into online advertising. Here are a few questions that can help you define your digital advertising strategy.
16 June 2017
Flipkart BIG 10 was a huge success! With Brand winning it big during the sale, Flipkart Ads helped set a new benchmark in the history of e-commerce advertising.
24 May 2017
These days, everyone is vying for the attention of the millennial generation and it’s also quite obvious why! Millennials currently reign as the biggest influencers in the world. And their ability to shape the universe of shopping is only going to increase in the days to come. This leaves one question in the minds of […]
17 March 2017
The e-commerce market in India is growing and could reach $28 billion by 2019-20, registering a compounded annual growth rate of 45 per cent over the next four years. Thus, every brand is competing against each other for just a few seconds of screen time to draw in potential customers. Knowing the ins and outs […]
20 January 2017
India is a country with diverse seasons, cultures, traditions and even shopping behavior patterns. Every buyer has a different demand. For some, price is all that matters while for the rest, quality is of utmost importance. From students looking for the right budget phone to a professional wanting to multi-task office and personal work, every […]
02 November 2016
The kaleidoscopic world of Banking, Financial services and Insurance services keep undergoing transformations. Given this, the BFSI sector is leaning towards transformations in the field of digital advertising. Their latest trends do talk about the scope of commerce advertising in the days to come. Here’s what we can learn from this year’s top trends shaping […]
23 September 2016
Commerce advertising has taken everyone by surprise with its rich audience data and with this it becomes imperative for advertisers to look at it as a separate platform to target transacting consumers. Flipkart is now 100MN strong, which is what brands who are digitally active should be targeting through their ads and engage with Flipkart’s Transacting consumer.
12 September 2016
A brand story is the visual and emotional identity of your brand. Telling a great story will elevate you from just a product or a service to an entity – a someone they can connect with, who inspires them and makes them think. Storytelling in a New Age of Marketing It’s becoming clear that brand […]
02 September 2016
One of the most commonly known facts about consumer behavior is that they don’t trust new brands easily. They don’t like change, and are usually more likely to stick to a brand that they’re used to, even after something better comes along. The only way to overcome this is to make your brand visible in […]
24 August 2016
Think your ad spends and ROI are directly related to each other? Turns out, digital marketing isn’t as straight cut as traditional marketing. It’s important for your strategy to take into account the medium that is likely to get maximum traction by virtue of nature of your business and a host of other aspects. Fact is, that the […]
24 June 2016
India has emerged as the fastest growing ad market among all major markets of the world. Group M, a media-planning and buying agency estimates that digital advertising will account for 12.7% of all ad spending in 2016 and will grow at 15.5% to Rs.57,486 crore with digital advertising expanding at the fastest pace of 47.5%, […]
24 June 2016
Sale events are round the corner, which makes commerce advertising even bigger platform to talk about your product. Flipkart’s pool of high intent consumers visiting our website/ app goes bigger during sale events. To make the most out of such opportunities brands must include one crucial component in their promotional strategy: Commerce Advertising. Commerce advertising […]
24 June 2016
India has second largest internet users base after China. It provides even bigger opportunity for advertisers to reach their target groups. Advertising on right medium at right time for relevant audience helps you meet your objective in much more efficient way. In this competitive landscape, Flipkart has emerged as a pioneer in commerce advertising, with […]
02 May 2016
John Wanamaker once said “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half”. Though this was said way back in the 1920s, experts believe, Mr. Wanamaker’s observation still holds water even in today’s digital world.
01 February 2016
“Everyone is on mobile, why aren’t you?” – is the question we asked our brand partners when we started thinking about mobile advertising at Flipkart.