International e-commerce company Shopmatic is launching a groundbreaking new initiative to encourage entrepreneurship in India on a massive scale. Under its new ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurship Program’, the brand – which uses technology to bring to its customers all elements required to successfully sell online – is now offering its services at just USD 1 per month for 3 months. Sellers across India will now be able to use the brand’s cutting-edge tools to build an responsive online store, manage their inventory, receive and fulfil orders, and process and receive payments from customers.
Shopmatic was born out of a simple realisation – that for millions of small businesses and entrepreneurs, greater success and growth lay in taking their business online. By providing easy-to-use functionality and a comprehensive set of features, the company has helped thousands of Indian sellers open and grow thriving businesses. Now, it looks to create a mass movement within India, by offering the same set of tools that have worked so effectively for their existing customers to anyone willing to take the plunge, at virtually no cost. Now, people will be able to avail of the brand’s Shopmatic Pro solution, which provides a powerful customizable store builder, payment gateway integration, shipping and logistics integration, data insights, and promotional tools at $1 for 3 months.
Commenting on the initiative, Anurag Avula, Shopmatic, said, “There are many aspiring entrepreneurs in India who have an idea, a creative capability or an ability to build beautiful products and intend to make a business by selling online. We have removed the complexity from ecommerce by eliminating the technological barriers that some aspiring entrepreneurs may have. With this Inspiring Entrepreneurship program, we have removed all barriers for an aspiring entrepreneur to start their online ecommerce journey. Our Shopmatic Pro subscription offers all the tools required to start and run a successful online business, including store creation, data analytics, logistics, and payment gateway, and will now be available to anyone in India willing to take the entrepreneurial plunge for an almost negligible investment of $1. We expect to create a significantly critical mass of entrepreneurs – homemakers, SMEs, students, bakers, artisans, craftsmen, photographers, service providers, designers etc to leverage this fantastic offer to take their business online and give a tremendous push to the Digital India initiative.
Shopmatic is a consummate enabler of enterprise, and believes in its capacity to bring greater prosperity and empowerment to millions of Indians. In today’s economy, small and medium businesses going digital grow profits twice as fast as compared to their offline counterparts, and employ up to five time more employees. Further, small and medium businesses going online in India could boost India’s GDP by as much as 10% by 2020, according to a Google-KPMG study. Shopmatic aims to use its suite of functions and tools to create a new generation of digitally-enabled small and medium businesses to help the country realise this economic opportunity.