Why brands across categories are launching their own e-commerce sites

Experts say that the cost of user acquisition will be high, but a necessary investment in the initial days. Neha Kulwal, country manager, Admitad India, says that there has been an increase in affiliate marketing initiatives from newly launched e-commerce portals targeted at user acquisition. Brands that wish to leverage social media platforms like Instagram to drive sales also need to first build an e-commerce site.