With the times changing rapidly during this pandemic Online shopping is what general public is turning to, and it makes total sense. Less or No human contact for better prevention from getting infected from the deadly COVID19. If you have a small business that’s suffering during these COVID19 times then I think it is only logical that you gift yourself an online business website.
To start off here is a small list of small businesses that I think can benefit from having their online presence – Their ecommerce enabled website to sell their products and services online and hence eventually increasing their potential to earn more!
This list is not exhaustive, but you’ll get the general idea.
Local Bakery – People can place order on the site and you can deliver. Order tracking and management can be done on the website.
Barber Shop – People can book appointment and you can send trained personnel to their homes at the allotted time.
Car Wash – People can book a timeslot for getting their car washed and and either can visit or can get their car washed at their homes.
Path Labs – Book appointment based on the available times and get their blood samples in the comfort of their homes.
Doctors – Book appointments on the site for available times.
Vegetable Shops – Take orders on the site and get it delivered.
Grocery Shops – Buy and get delivered daily grocery needs
Local Kirana Shop
Dry Cleaning Shop
Your SEO ready Responsive eCommerce Site will have following:
eShop – 4-5 products. [Clients will be trained how to add or remove new products to their eShop. Ability to add unlimited products]
User Login – customers may choose to create user login your site
Guest Checkout – Customers who don’t want to create login and checkout as is.
Ability to launch unlimited offers, coupons, discounts on some or all the products for a specific time. Like – Diwali Offers.
Ability to add shipping charges.
Payment gateway (Cash on Delivery). For any other modes of payment, extra charges will apply.
Inventory Management at finger tips
Detailed Reports on a daily/monthly/yearly basis
Contact Us Form with basic fields
If a domain name needs to be purchased, that cost will be extra(as per actuals).
In case Hosting purchase requirement, costs will extra (as per actuals).
We are past half-way in 2020 and I still do not see any respite in the COVID19 situation. Businesses have been hit hard. People are not getting out of their homes and rightly so, It’s Safe to stay home. That protects you, Your family and most importantly lesser chance of community transmission.
I was speaking to a friend of mine last nite who deals in real estate, he brought this up that “What if Realtors develop their own Online Booking Module?” And just like that, it hit me like a Bus.
Real Estate business is among one of the worst hit businesses due to COVID19. How about if I can develop an Online Booking Module for Realtors, it would help them considerably.
Before we get in to the How? Let’s first understand Why?
Why do we need an Online Booking Module in the first place?
Clients are not visiting the property sites, for obvious reasons, by doing so we’ll be taking the business where the clients are, to their Homes. Clients can take a look at the Images, Videos of the property on the website and in case they are satisfied, they can pay the Booking amount right then and block the property.
Property Owners will have to be a little creative and Lenient here in order to get maximum Bookings, viz., The Booking Amount should be Fully refundable. This way clients will not feel trapped or threatened that they might lose their money in case they choose otherwise at a later stage.
An Online Booking Module will save loads of paperwork, you just select your favorite property, provide your PAN Number, maybe upload a copy of Aadhar Card and pay online. Boom! That’s it.
Need your own Online Booking Module? Give us a call or Contact us.
The Indian eCommerce industry has been on an upward growth trajectory and is expected to surpass US to become the second largest eCommerce market in the world by 2034. The eCommerce market is expected to reach Rs 13,97,800 crore (US$ 200 billion) by 2027 from Rs 2,69,076.5 crore (US$ 38.5 billion) in 2017, supported by rising income and surge in internet users. Online shoppers in India reached 120 million in 2018 and are expected to reach 220 million by 2025. Online retailers deliver to 15,000-20,000 pin codes out of nearly 100,000 pin codes in the country. In 2019, it was estimated that one in every three Indian shopped via a Smartphone.
Much of the growth in the industry has been triggered by increasing internet and smartphone penetration. By 2022, smartphone users are expected to reach 859 million, whereas, eCommerce sector is expected to grow 1,200 per cent by 2026. Smartphone shipments in India increased 8 per cent y-o-y to reach 152.5 million units in 2019, thereby making it the fastest growing market among the top 20 smartphone markets in the world.
Internet penetration in India grew from just 4 per cent in 2007 to 52.08 per cent in 2019, registering a CAGR of 24 per cent between 2007 and 2019. The number of internet users in India is expected to increase from 687.62 million as of September 2019 to 829 million by 2021. During the festive sale (September 29-October 4, 2019), E-tailers in India achieved US$ 3 billion of Gross Merchandise Value (GMV).
Young demographic profile, rising internet penetration and relative better economic performance are the key drivers of this sector. The government of India’s policies and regulatory frameworks such as 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in B2B eCommerce and 100 per cent FDI under automatic route under the marketplace model of B2C eCommerce are expected to further propel growth in the sector. As per the new FDI policy, online entities through foreign investment cannot offer the products which are sold by retailers in which they hold equity stake.
In February 2019, the government released the Draft National eCommerce Policy, which encourages FDI in the marketplace model of eCommerce. Further, it states that the FDI policy for eCommerce sector has been developed to ensure a level playing field for all participants. According to the draft, a registered entity is needed for eCommerce sites and apps to operate in India. Government also proposed the National eCommerce Policy to set up the lawful agenda on cross-border data flow – no data will be shared with foreign governments without any prior authorization from the Indian government.
Through its Digital India campaign, the government of India is aiming to create a trillion-dollar online economy by 2025.
Indian eCommerce industry is on an upward trajectory and is expected to surpass the US to become the second largest eCommerce market in the world by 2035. The eCommerce market is expected to reach Rs 13,97,800 crore by 2027 from Rs 2,69,076.5 crore in 2017, supported by increase in number of internet users. Online shoppers in India reached 120 million in 2018 and are expected to reach 220 million by 2025. Online retailers deliver to 15,000-20,000 pin codes out of nearly 100,000 pin codes in the country. In 2019, it was estimated that one in every three Indian used an eCommerce based site.
Let’s see what the top companies in India that Indian users prefer for their day-to-day needs.
This website needs no introduction, it is literally the king of marketplaces. By adding new options every day, it is getting better. Name it and they have it, be it household products, electronics, clothing, books, furniture, etc. For some of its products, Amazon offers same day or one-day delivery. No wonder it is considered to be the best online shopping website in India! Don’t forget to get your Amazon Prime Video too!
Flipkart is a solution to all your daily needs. They have everything from clothing, appliances, sports equipment, furniture to electronics as well. They offer heavy discounts on most of the products and offer multiple payment options for your convenience. With their amazing daily offers, they have gained huge success. Currently, they are developing their fashion category by adding new brands every day. So no matter what you want, Flipkart has it covered. And now, you can choose from a wide range of amazing Flipkart gift cards and express your affection to your friends and loved ones.
Category- Online Tickets (Movies, Shows and Entertainment)
BookMyShow is a ticket booking portal that lets you book tickets conveniently from the comforts of your home. No more standing in long queues for watching a movie. They also keep you updated with the latest events in your city. It is the best way to book movie and event tickets. You can also pick the seat you like and reserve it. They have ample payment options for your convenience.
Myntra is the first name that comes to our minds when we think of online shopping. This top player sells everything from luxury goods to makeup, accessories, and clothing. Their huge sale events and extensive advertising have increased their reach and made them a trusted site to shop online. New brands are added to their site every day. Not to forget, exchanging or returning products is very easy for them.
Snapdeal is an online marketplace that has electronics, mobiles, men & women clothing, shoes, home & kitchen appliances at reasonable prices. They run daily offers where you can get good quality products at heavy discounts. Like Amazon, Snapdeal offers some products at zero shipping charges and provides next day delivery. Similar to Amazon Prime, they have launched Snapdeal Gold.
BigBasket is an online food product and grocery provider. As our life gets busier and tougher, it is really hard to find time to go for grocery shopping. BigBasketunderstood that and decided to make shopping easier for all the busy folks out there. Order anything you want and they will deliver it to your doorstep. You can order bread, biscuits, oils, fruits, potatoes, onions, heck even stardust (if it was a grocery) from them. And oh, don’t worry about the quality. Their veggies and fruits are straight outta farm.
Jabong is an Indian multi-brand online shopping site which offers various lifestyle and fashion products. You can choose from their huge variety according to your taste and budget. They have stuff for all occasions, be it casual, party or office wear. The exchange policy is great and they start the process quite quickly. You can shop your favourite brands there at discounted prices.
Firstcry is an online shopping site that is dedicated only to kid’s products and accessories. The best thing is that you can shop for all kinds of kid’s products under one roof and from the comfort of your home. From baby care, diapers, clothes, to baby toys, books for kindergartens, and more the range is truly exclusive and elite.
Who can forget Paytm? Every Indian has used this application in desperate times during demonetization. It is a saviour when you are out of cash right? But it has much more to it. You can also shop at Paytm Mall. Paytm Mall has every product you can think of. Electronics, furniture, clothing, and much more. You can also make flight and movie bookings there. The best part is that they have cashback offers going on all the time.
One of the most popular online shopping websites right now, TataCLiQ houses all kinds of products, right from clothing to electronics. Considering how they have all the top brands on their website, combined with the assurance of the Tata brand, it is difficult to not take them as one of the best websites in the Indian market right now. The next time you want to purchase something, it is just a CLiQ away!