lifestyle products. But the problem is that there is a huge gap between the
supply and demand of these products. There is no direct source to reach
unique product. Every body knows that India is very big hub of handicrafts
with lot of products. Individual customer can not reach up to that product.
Understanding this problem, ‘Aakrati Shopi Pvt. Ltd.’ has started an online
and lifestyle products at one place from different regions across India.
Started on 13th May 2013, the company is trying to provide Indian regional arts
& crafts products directly from the artisans who are creating these products. As
there is no middleman or dealer in their supply chain, it helps the company in
maintaining a significant cost margin as well.
These handcrafted products usually come directly from artisans and craftsmen
without any standardized rates, thus helping http://www.ashopi.com/
complete control of the profitability margins after supply chain costs, said Anant,
Director, Aakrati Shopi Pvt. Ltd.. With just a few months of its operations, the
company has managed to maintain a profitable business.
Aakrati Shopi Pvt. Ltd. uses Warehousing and Drop Shipping techniques to fulfill
the order requests. Logistics partners include- Bluedart, Ecom Express & DHL.
As the products generally come from the craftsmen who do not provide any
packaging to their product, it has emerged as a big issue for the company. The
company has managed to generate good revenue.
Aakrati Shopi Pvt. Ltd. was founded by Mr. H.R. Gandhi and Mr. Anant Ram
Gandhi with an initial investment. But with their plans to ramping up the
business, they have started looking for an outside funding. They are also
planning to move to the international markets like US and Canada, but nothing
has been confirmed yet. With a traffic rate of around 4000 visitors and average
25 registrations each day, they process around 10-15 orders with the average
order size of INR 700-800 daily.