As part of its ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurship Programme’ merchants will be able to use the entire Shopmatic platform for setting up their ecommerce presence without paying any sign-up charges, all they will pay is a nominal fee of 3% per transaction whenever they make a sale. This step is being taken to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to take their business online, especially in these trying times.
For 90 days from the time they sign up, business owners will be able to access Shopmatic’s features to help them grow their business while paying only 3% on each successful transaction.
In statement, Anurag Avula, CEO & Co-Founder, Shopmatic, said, “We encourage SMEs and individual entrepreneurs in our markets to sign-up on the platform with no hosting fees and leverage the Shopmatic platform to drive their online success.”
In May 2020, Shopmatic expanded its offerings to create tailored solutions for kirana stores, enabling them to create an online presence with pre-developed catalogs and more. This enabled small business owners to create web stores easily without the need for technical know-how, or design experience. The platform also offered easy inventory management, secure and instant online payments, contactless delivery, and self-pickup options.
Earlier this year, Shopmatic not only incubated but managed and funded some merchants impacted by Covid, to go online.
“We are helping businesses to sell on marketplaces and brick and mortar retailers to sell online by creating fully fledged ecommerce stores for their businesses. For these businesses, Shopmatic is setting up their ecommerce stores, and managing all elements of the e-commerce value chain for them to be online-ready; these include Search Engine Optimization, creating their social presence across Facebook and Instagram, setting up Google Analytics etc and integrating multiple payment & shipping options. This initiative has helped many businesses during this challenging time by creating an alternate revenue stream. The business categories supported in this initiative include packaged F&B, Groceries, Fashion, Toys, Sportswear, Cosmetics, Jewellery and Organic Products,” said Avula in the statement.
Shopmatic is trying to make it easy for all kinds of businesses to go online, and is inviting social sellers, chat sellers, marketplace sellers, entrepreneurs, homepreneurs, businesses with brick and mortar stores, and literally anyone, to create their much-needed ecommerce presence on the robust Shopmatic platform.
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