Boom­ing e-com­merce: Need for own lo­gis­tics in­fra­struc­ture?

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Go­ing by the sta­tis­tics, the govern­ment is ex­pect­ing the e-com­merce mar­ket to grow to $100 bil­lion by 2020. The sec­tor is mov­ing with a CAGR of 37 per cent. And along with goods, e-com­merce com­pa­nies have also started in­vest­ing huge in lo­gis­tics to make the move­ment of goods easy and smooth. But why are e-com­merce com­pa­nies build­ing their own in­fra­struc­ture and en­ter­ing the lo­gis­tics sec­tor when tra­di­tional lo­gis­tics ser­vice providers are adding e-com­merce ver­ti­cals to their ex­ist­ing lines of busi­nesses? Here’s what the in­dus­try shares. Ex­cerpts:

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