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Reaching Russia Through E-Commerce

We recently published a short article in the annual Singapore-Russia trade journal “Opportunity Russia,” wherein we discuss the benefits of entering the Russian retail market through e-commerce, as part of a staged approach towards a full physical presence. The article discusses the types of products that Russians buy online, the economic disparity between Moscow and […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

Update on Cross-Border E-Commerce Sales to Russia

Cross-border sales to Russia have been skyrocketing as more and more Russians discover the wide selection and low prices of established foreign sellers such as Amazon/Shopbop, ASOS and Taobao. In fact, many foreign sellers have instituted Russian-language versions of their sites while still fulfilling orders from abroad, thus making their sites more appealing toward the […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

New Survey Reveals Russian Consumer Attitudes Towards Fashion E-commerce

Moscow-based fashion consultancy Esper Group  recently conducted a comprehensive survey of Russian e-commerce consumers active in the fashion sector. The online survey was conducted in June/July 2013 and involved 2,196 respondents across Russia, roughly equally split between men and women. The respondents were all active Internet users, meaning they access the Internet on at least […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

eBay Extends its Global Shipping Program to Russia

eBay sellers will soon have an easier way to ship products to Russian buyers. Consistent with eBay’s drive to expand its presence in Russia, the company announced that its Global Shipping Program will extend to Russia as of September 23rd. Russians are avid cross-border shoppers and eBay claims that it sold about US$400 million worth […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

Interview about Russian E-Commerce (Part I of II)

I recently gave an interview to Anna Oshkalo, who writes a great blog called Russian Search Tips: Russian E-commerce Hands On About Leighton Peter PrabhuI am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

E-Commerce Market Update, June 2013

We recently presented a high-level overview of the Russian e-commerce market, and include the slide deck below. Followers of this blog should be quite familiar with the overall themes, but the presentation includes some recent headlines and statistics highlighting just how dynamic the growth has been in the Russian e-commerce market, and how it’s expected […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

ASOS Opens in Russia

… but still has some work to do Joining the ranks of leading international e-commerce companies like Amazon, Kayak, Airbnb and eBay either announcing plans or opening a localized Russian offering, UK-based ASOS has officially launched the Russian version of its site. The ASOS Russia country site is the latest edition to the company’s country-specific […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

QIWI IPO Analysis

QIWI plc (“Qiwi”) is in the midst of an IPO roadshow and has filed a fairly complete F-1 with the SEC, as it proposes to go public on the NASDAQ. The following are some of the salient points concerning Qiwi’s proposed offering and its underlying business. The transaction The offering is all about providing liquidity […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

Amazon’s Entry into Russia: Transcript from Voice of Russia Radio

Transcript from Voice of Russia radio, 19 April 2013, with Dan Moody and Peter Prabhu, discussing Amazon’s entry into Russia. Dan: Talking to the Voice of Russia about Amazon’s move into the Russian market. This is Peter Prabhu, a Managing Partner of Interstice Consulting and head of their branch in Russia. Peter: [on why Amazon […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

PayPal is Granted Licence to Operate in Russia

Just to close the loop on our previous post about PayPal’s putative entry into Russia, the company disclosed on its official blog on 15 March 2013 that its application for a licence to operate in Russia as a Non-Banking Credit Institution was approved by the Central Bank of Russia. Depending on how it’s measured, PayPal […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

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