Online Roundup: Aaramshop:Pakistan, Times Internet: New Appointments; FishSpot launches

AaramShop.com, the online grocery portal has expanded its services to Pakistan. The new portal, AaramShop.pk, is currently in beta with the service available in the capital city of Karachi for now. With 23 live Aaramshops, the portal currently features 1600 products. [Source]

AaramShop works on a non inventory based model, where a partner retailer takes care of logistics and payments. Users just need to select a “Kirana Store” (or AaramShops) in their vicinity that are listed on the website, finalize the products and rest will be taken care by the selected local vendor.

The Indian portal, founded in June 2011 by Vijay Singh, caters to 30 Indian cities and has a network of more than 2800 Aaramshops. Globally, brands like Epermarket, Carrefour and many others sell groceries and FMCG products online.

DogSpot Launches FishSpot

DogSpot.in team has launched Fishspot.in, a portal which offers information on aquarium fishes and sells related products. FishSpot.in  will sell items such as fish food, aquariums, filters and heaters among others. In addition to fish, products for other reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles will also be offered to customers.  Like DogSpot, the newly launched website ships products pan India at no cost though Rs 50 is charged for Cash On delivery.

In February 2013, DogSpot received an undisclosed amount of funding from India Quotient, a fund setup by Anand Lunia of Seedfund.

Times Internet Strengthens Senior Management

Times Internet Ltd has made some prominent changes in its senior level management team with four new appointments.

Pratik Mazumder is the new Vice President of Marketing for the firm. He has 19 years of experience and has worked with brands like Yatra.com, Bharti Airtel and Ogilvy One Worldwide among others.

Pawan Agarwal joined in as the Business head for Gaana.com, moving from Sunstone Business School where he was the Co-founder & COO. He will focus on next phase of growth at Gaana.

Swapnil Shrivastav, an IIT Mumbai graduate has taken up the position of Vice President, ad-tech, at TIL. Before this he was the founder and CEO of two ventures, Seeknet and Vriti. The former was acquired by a leading ad network in the Bay Area and latter raised over $ 7.5 mn from Intel Capital and Jafco.

Miten Sampat, ex VP of Product Strategy at Neustar, has joined the team of Times City as Business head. He has worked with global companies like Feeva and Reliance Communication in his career.

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