The value lifestyle e-commerce market size is projected to increase from $7.4 billion in 2021 to $39.4 billion in 2026
After filling for its IPO in 2021, Snapdeal appointed Himanshu Chakrawarti as its President where he is leading various functions at Snapdeal to drive the company’s Bharat-focused, value commerce strategy and steer various growth-related and operational initiatives.
Before joining Snapdeal, Mr. Chakrawarti was the CEO of Arvind Lifestyle Brands’ value retail chain Unlimited Fashion where he looked after everything, from pricing strategy to guidance on designs.
India has been witnessing tremendous opportunity in the value fashion sector of Tier-II & III cities and towns, a consumer segment often defined as ‘Bharat’. But the nuances of penetrating this market are perplexing and plenty. Simply put, the aspiring shopper from Bharat seeks the fashion and quality of Tier-I at the price of Tier-II/III, but the complexity doesn’t end there.
Our conversation with Himanshu Chakrawarti, President, Snapdeal – the e-commerce platform that is focusing its energies on the value-focused shoppers of Bharat – helps get answers to the what, why and how of this emerging market.