Flipkart vs Amazon vs Snapdeal. Quickr vs Olx. Zomato vs Foodpanda. Jabong vs Myntra. Urban Ladder vs Pepperfry. Eventually each e-commerce segment will have only one winner.
Flipkart has a 44 per cent share of the $6.3 billion Indian e-commerce market. Snapdeal is No.2 with 32 per cent share while Amazon has 15 per cent.
The classifieds market, which was largely divided between print classified and some online players, saw a tremendous shift after 2008 when both Quikr and OLX started to focus on the Indian market.
For Myntra, a big advantage in the battle to get ahead is the way it can piggyback on Flipkart's logistics. Jabong has also been extremely active in bringing international brands to the India and forging exclusive partnerships.
On paper, Zomato is still leagues ahead of everyone else in the food space but online food delivery company Foodpanda has picked up enormous funding and is on an acquisitive and marketing binge.
The online furniture market got off the ground in January 2012 with the launch of Pepperfry. About two months later, FabFurnish started and later, Urban Ladder joined the fray.
The apex court saves the Internet companies from the arduous task of monitoring online content and also preserves freedom of speech.
For Daiichi, the exit from India is an opportunity lost in an industry where toplines are growing 15 per cent a year on average and margins are 15 to 20 per cent.