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ALDI Business Model | Why is ALDI so Cheap?

By Aashish Pahwa / January 19, 2018

Can your small family grocery company become world’s most sought-after discount supermarket? Well, if you remain in the market for around a century, focus more on great quality at less price, employ less but more efficient employees, ditch big brands and other middlemen and create your own brands by sourcing locally, focus less on marketing […]

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How to Start a Vending Machine Business

By Aashish Pahwa / December 21, 2017

Can anyone make money by setting up self-dispensing automated retail machines? Definitely! From chocolate bars to soda cans to discount coupons to even gourmet delights like pizzas, caviar, and escargot, vending machines sell products you can’t even think of. It’s a $42 billion industry and a very profitable venture for entrepreneurs who’re looking for a […]

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eCommerce 101: eCommerce Business & Revenue Models

By Aashish Pahwa / December 15, 2017

In less than 25 years, the internet has brought the whole offline shopping experience right at your fingertips. Even the offline players are trying to fit into the online sphere just because online sales are projected to account for 17.0% of all retail sales within the next five years. If you’re reading this in or […]

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How Does Groupon Make Money? Groupon Business Model

By Aashish Pahwa / December 8, 2017

Groupon, the fastest company to reach $1 billion valuation milestone, is the pioneer of online deals revolution. The company has well positioned itself as a hyperlocal online platform where users discover and save on things to do, see, eat and buy which makes it fairly easy to guess that Groupon makes money as a middleman by connecting […]

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What is reCAPTCHA? reCAPTCHA Business Model

By Rameez M Sydeek / November 26, 2017

While using websites like Twitter, Facebook, Craigslist or even TicketMaster, users have come across instances where they are asked to enter a CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) of text which is not easily distinguishable. This CAPTCHA is a way of proving if the user is a human or […]

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How Does Venmo Make Money? Venmo Business Model

By Aashish Pahwa / November 30, 2017

We wouldn’t get much disagreement if we say smartphones are the new wallets for millennials. Cash has been long gone. According to a study conducted on millennials, twenty percent of the respondents didn’t make a cash purchase of over $5 within the given month. This comes as a good news to many new and existing mobile […]

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Spotify Business Model | How Does Spotify Make Money?

By Rameez M Sydeek / November 21, 2017

The music industry saw its true growth after 2015 where the music streaming software and applications like Spotify (140 million subscribers), Apple Music (30 million subscribers), etc. officially become the industry’s biggest source of revenue. According to FastCompany, the revenue from streaming services grew 57% during the first half of 2016 while the revenue from […]

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How Do Insurance Companies Make Money?

By Sourobh Das / December 21, 2017

What happens if your car crashes or your house burns down or your baggage gets lost on your next flight or you are diagnosed with a critical illness whose treatment is going to cost you tons of money? Will you dig deep into your coffers every time such a crisis occurs? What if you don’t […]

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SAAS Business Model | How SAAS Works?

By Aashish Pahwa / December 21, 2017

Softwares come in two forms: Software as a product: where the software is usually sold with a usage license and is hosted on the users machine/system. Software as a service (SAAS): one of the recent advancement in the technology industry where the software is provided online and hosted on a server and users pay the […]

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eBay Business Model | How Does eBay Make Money?

By Rameez M Sydeek / November 2, 2017

Founded in the living room of Pierre Omidyar in 1995, eBay is the pioneer of marketplaces for consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer vending. Even though it started off as a platform to auction collectibles, eBay business model has drastically shifted its focus and is now a leading e-marketplace, a classified service as well as an online ticket […]

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