Besides the startups we profiled in detail earlier, here are some that caught our attention. Buy some Indian handicrafts from eCraftIndia, pick up bathroom fixtures for your next renovation from Fyne.in, choose your next designer wear from Mydesignersales.com and plan your next adventure on TripPlatform
eCraftIndia wants to take take Indian handicrafts and painting to every living room, in India and abroad. Handicrafts have always been a perfect gifting option for all occasions, especially with the wide variety of products available. The portal seems to be a good alternative to the Archies and other generic online gifting stores on the Internet. This will also help promote Indian handicrafts in the domestic and international market.
The range of items sold on the portal include antiques, paintings, handicrafts, wood carvings, furniture, and a rich range of handicrafts in glass, marble, sandstone and handmade paper. The items purchased are delivered free of shipping charge within India, shipping charges are applicable on all international orders. The portal has tied up with leading delivery services like Blue Dart, aramex, FedEx DTDC and GATi to make sure that orders within the country are delivered within 3-5 days time.
An ecommerce store for the construction industry is something that we don’t come to see very often. Fyne.in wants to help fittings and fixtures shopping for new houses and houses under renovations. The platform wants to bring leading fixture brands under one roof, avoiding the visits to multiple brand stores, especially in tier 2 and 3 cities,where all brands might not have a presence. Products offered on the portal include bathroom, kitchen and other living areas fittings, fixtures, flooring and other hardware products. Delivery is free provided your total order amount to Rs. 10000, for lesser orders a delivery charge of Rs. 250 is charged. Delivery time is usually 15 days, but for areas beyond the distribution area and items to be procured on order placement, delivery might take upto 21-25 days.
Unlike before access to designer wear isn’t limited to only a select few anymore. With the fashion and retail boom in India, a designer wear has become a must have for any occasion. Mydesignersales.com has started with the idea to make designerwear more accessible to anybody with an intrnet access.
The portal retails in designer wear for men and women as well as in designer accessories. Orders are delivered free of cost. Orders from metro cities are delivered within 48Hrs and Non-metro orders take 2-5 days for delivery. The portal will soon be launching a marketplace using which you can sell your designer merchandise from anywhere.
Most travel sites end up just listing flights, hotels and bus bookings, very few oth actually list and give details about tours and activities for travellers to enjoy. Due to this most travellers tend to adopt the Do It Yourself(DIY) approach to plans their travel. TripPlatform wants to help these DIY travellers by helping them plan and book activities and tours available at their destination.
The site operates on a marketplace model, through which operators can create their own profiles with the activities and tour they provide. The operators can also manage their booking and receive payments through the service. Activities listed on the portal include rafting, trekking, heritage/city walks, village Tours, yoga sessions, backwater kayaking and many others.