HP to open 250 outlets this year to expand its reach in India

PC maker HP is planning to expand its reach in the country, as the company is planning to add 250 outlets this year.

HP to open 250 outlets this year to expand its reach in India

The Omen series will available starting 15 March and it will include 5 notebooks and 1 desktop model

“Right now we have 450 stores in the country and we are going to add 250 more stores this year,” Ketan Patel, Senior Director, Personal Systems Business, HP Inc told Gizbot.

The company has also announced its foray into gaming section in India with the launch of OMEN series of products. It had earlier been launched in parts of the US and China among other places.

Regarding its competition with the existing players in the segment, he said, “This product is for gaming community and HP never had in this segments so the people had choices of other brand now we coming in this segment and the kind of engineering, reliability, performance, after sales services, the kind of retail network in India and the great legacy which customers are looking at and the entire range is very unique that we are giving to everykind of gamer.”

“We are open to launch more product and configrations but as of now only this product and it also depends on the feedback we will get,” he replied when asked about launching more products.

The Omen series will available starting 15 March and it will include 5 notebooks and 1 desktop model. The prices of the cheapest model stands as Rs.79, 990, while the top-end model will sell at Rs. 1,39,990.

According to Gartner, the overall, HP’s market share stood at 20.4 per cent in 3Q 2016 with th projects from the government, banking and the manufacturing sector.

Karan Johar confirms the third franchise of ‘Dulhania’ with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt

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Recently the trailer of Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Badrinath ki Dulhania’ was out and needless to mention, it garnered praises from audiences and all our excitement paid off well. This movie is the second installment of the 2014 hit movie ‘Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania‘ which saw the same lead pair and was an out and out entertainer. The trailer for the second installment of the franchise was launched on February 2, and at the trailer launch, producer Karan Johar confirmed that there will be a third installment of the ‘Dulhaniya’ series and like its prequels, it too will star the superhit pair of Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt and will be directed by Shashank Khaitan.

At the film’s trailer launch in Mumbai, in the presence of their mentor Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s chemistry was on point as always. Alia Bhatt looked lovely in a traditional red number and Varun Dhawan looked dapper sporting a kurta and Nehru jacket. This is the duo’s third movie together after their debut in Student of the Year and Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania. At the film’s trailer launch, director Shashank Khaitan spoke to India.com and said that though he doesn’t have a script yet for the third film of the ‘Dulhania’ franchise, but it is surely going to happen.

Speaking about Alia as a bride, Varun Dhawan said, “I think Alia will make a good bahu as she is good with parents.” However, when Alia jokingly asked him if she will make for a good wife, Varun said, “I can’t say.”

Talking about his character, Varun said, “I’m very nervous. It feels like my first film. Badri is a very special character. I consumed a lot of alcohol during the film. This film has been more emotional than other films of mine.” Alia too talked about her character in the film, as she said, “Vaidehi (her character in the film) is not a shy girl at all. She’s domesticated, she’ll make for a good bahu, like Varun mentioned earlier, but she’s not shy at all – she’s very outspoken.” Of course, Alia had another important point to make as she added, “I’m the intelligent one in the film.”

On being asked why his character is named Badrinath, Varun revealed that he loved his on-screen name as it holds a significant place in his real life. Turns out, his best friend calls him ‘Badri’ as an abbreviation of ‘brother’.

 

Source: India.com

India leads Mobile Commerce World

India leads Mobile Commerce World

India leads Mobile Commerce World

Not China or the US but recent reports indicate that sales of Indian goods through mobile devices accounted for more than 40% compared to sales of its e-commerce. Overwhelmingly it’s more than China and several European countries.

Information from Mary Meeker president of the fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, the share of mobile commerce is very high in India, as Snapdeal and Flipkart with revenue coming from mobile devices is more than 70% while the Chinese company Alibaba accounted for only around 50%.

India leads Mobile Commerce World

With changed behavior of tablet and smart phone consumers, online shopping from portable devices is very high. Trend suggests that online shoppers seek the convenience of shop anywhere shop anytime.

While India leads M-Commerce, China follows with 35%, followed by the UK, France and Brazil, all of them accounted for as much as 20% while surprisingly US is at the number 7 with 15%.

One of the results of this survey reinforces the fact that M-Commerce may be the only way forward for E-tailers in India.