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Apart from Online Shopping through smartphone, This year will see an extension of more categories as users become comfortable expanding shopping carts with newer products. Pixabay

Rising affordability and better user experience would translate into more people shopping through smartphone this year, e-commerce platform Club Factory said on Wednesday while announcing predictions for 2020.

“The year will not only witness maturing of online shopping, but also addition of millions of new shoppers as companies try and improve online shopping experiences. The phase of disruption will continue to accelerate with new ideas and innovations,” it said.


In 2020, according to the firm, with availability of more payment options users will make more digital payments, reducing cash on delivery. The increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in e-commerce will mean improved logistics, speedier deliveries and better buyer experience.

The digitalisation will allow platforms to source directly from factory, connecting consumers to manufacturing and helping them avail the best possible price as well as better product customisation.

Internet penetration, users becoming familiar with conveniences and benefits of online shopping will help expand the e-commerce market. E-commerce is also creating a level-playing field for users in smaller towns and cities. As more users get online in these cities, they will be the key to the growth of e-commerce.

More users are likely to sign up for subscription services to regulate delivery and save money. Chatbots will get better and step in to ensure that chats are not abandoned mid way. Voice interfaces and assistants will also add to the experience of ordering products online.

According to the company, shoppers will be armed with better devices and demand enhanced experiences; videos will fill the void. As the message of recycling amps up, this category will become big, catering to users, like students and budget families.

The year will see an extension of more categories as users become comfortable expanding shopping carts with newer products. Non-electronics products may also see a boom as more users have started buying essential and non-essential products online, where they are assisted by a smart recommendation system to help match their demands.

Companies will offer choices tailored to your budget, needs and fit. There will be increased experimentation with virtual mirrors — a combination of RFID technology and augmented reality. More people will shop in their local languages as e-shopping gets new buyers.


Rising affordability and better user experience would translate into more people shopping through smartphone this year, e-commerce platform Club Factory said on Wednesday while announcing predictions for 2020. Pixabay

As more marketplace models were being adopted and launched by startups, we might see more of zero commission platforms where e-commerce players would make it free to sell on their platform, it said. Currently, Club Factory is the only commission-free e-commerce platform in the country.

E-commerce firms will customise their marketing plans based on differences between urban and rural buyers, shoppers in big cities and small towns and varied cultural ethos.

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Celebrities, local and micro-influencers will play a greater role in shopping decisions. The year may see a rise in shared e-commerce as people take up products on rent, and use of drones for the last-mile delivery in some cases is likely. (IANS)


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics


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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.


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Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough.

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Take a look at the ideal times to moisturise your body shared by Kimi Jain, Head of Retail, KIMRICA.

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man in white crew neck t-shirt Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. | Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

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