Shopatplaces

  • Delhi, India
  • Retail, Social Impact, Fashion, Internet, E-commerce

7mn craftsmen. 400 mn consumers. 1 Platform to connect them all. Best Products from across India - Direct from makers and artisans.

Founded:
2012
Stage:
Early Revenues
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

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SHOPATPLACES: THE LOCAL TOUCH | Mint

They also understood early on that they needed to end every month on a profitable note. Inventory management—stocking products that sell faster—held the key to this. To do this effectively, they built a set of data analytics tools that crunched...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | WirelessDuniya

The idea for Shopatplaces came to us in September 2011,..travel a lot while working for our respective organizations and every time we visited a new place, there were regular requests from our loved ones to ‘get something unique from that place

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MAKING ITEMS FROM FAMOUS PLACES AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE | StartUpBeat

FabIndia is our close peer in this segment, but again, we are not into handcrafted products only. Another first in the Indian market is the service of ‘Free Customization’ that we provide to our customers, whereby they can give their measurements...

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GET FAMOUS ITEMS FROM ONE PLACE - SHOPATPLACES | Retailopia

What are the biggest challenges that you have faced in your entrepreneurial journey? Zuhaib: Setting up a robust vendor base has been our biggest challenge as we deal with artisans & small manufacturers unlike other players who are retailing brand..

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SHOPATPLACES: AIMING TO GET THE BEST OF INDIA AT YOUR DOORSTEPS | YourStory.In

Before starting ShopatPlaces, Zuhaib worked with an investment banker while Shefur was working with Cadburys. Post quitting their jobs, the duo travelled around Indian states for five months to build a network with vendors and artists.

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REPLACING THE MIDDLEMAN IN INDIA’S RETAIL SCENE | Young UpStarts

The artisans and small enterprises who create such highly desirable products make only very little, with most of the profit going to middle-men. “As a result, creators don’t get wealthy and customers also pay a hefty price for the same products.

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10 Businesses Under Rs.10 Lakh | Outlook Money

Sherfur Rehman (standing) andZuhaib Khan started shoptatplaces.com,an online regional products shop in October 2012. Now,they get 15-20 orders a day

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BRINGING BEST OF INDIA ONLINE | The Hindu BusinessLine

Essentially, the company is trying to get a reasonable supply chain in place . While the company has not shared the extent to which the supply chain can bring down the costs of these products, some industry watchers peg this in the range of 10-40%..

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SAVE UP ON TICKETS, SPLURGE ON STYLE | Hindustan Times

Want to flaunt an original Chikankari kurta from Lucknow or dazzle everyone by wearing a breathtaking pearl jewellery set from Hyderabad? ...Your dream of an interstate shopping spree may have finally come true.

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BUY AUTHENTIC KASHMIRI SHAWL SITTING AT YOUR HOME | TechCurry.co

Idea of best buy is pretty simple, say, we have Chikankari apparel from Lucknow, we sell them at a price which is lower than the retail price in Lucknow itself. If we beat those markets where these products are manufactured, we automatically beat...

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FOLLOW YOUR DREAM. GO PLACES. | StartUps.In

We make these difficult to find products available to our customers and provide assurance of quality with a promise of best buy.

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BUY BHANDEJ FROM JAIPUR TO CHIKANKARI FROM LUKHNOW | NextBigWhat

The Delhi based startup currently showcases famous products such as Pashmina shawls, Filigree jewelry from Orissa, Brass jewelry from Uttar Pradesh, Tussar silk stoles from Jharkhand, Chikankari apparel from Lucknow...


Founded

Co-Founders moved to Delhi and started working Full Time for Shopatplaces

May

2012

New Product Release

Beta phase of the website launched and First Sale recorded.

Oct

Media Coverage

First Media Coverage in Print: Covered by Hndustan Times in Lifestyle Section.

Jan

2013

Media Coverage

Shopatplaces on Cover of Outlook Money's print edition.

May

Started Making Profits

Became PAT positive.

Oct

Sales Of Rs.1 Cr.

Reached revenue run rate of Rs. 1 Cr. p.a.

Jan

2014

Sales Of Rs. 2 Cr.

Reached revenue run rate of Rs. 2 Cr. p.a.

Apr

Jobs


Team Summary

Sherfur Rehman - Co-Founder - Worked previously in Supply Chain Management at Cadburys India, after completing his MBA from NITIE, Mumbai.

Zuhaib Khan - Co-Founder - Worked previously in Investment Banking and Private Equity in firms like JP Morgan (London) and Casa Capital.

Pushpendra Thakur - Ex-Head of Online Marketing at FabFurnish,com

Team


    • Sherfur Rehman

    • Co-Founder

Product/Service Summary

Shopatplaces is a Brand and E-commerce platform that delivers Authentic Products from Places Famous for them, at the doorsteps of the customers, and at the Best Prices. "Famous Places. Best Buys" Simply.

One does not have to travel to Kashmir for Pashmina, to Hyderabad for Pearls and so on. Solve problems of Authenticity, Availability & Pricing

How are we different?

1st Mover to address this huge market opportunity -have got a lot of PR because of this. Have set up a Supply Chain and Vendor Base in 18 states of India - expanding it to all 29 states in next 3 months. Very low cost sourcing for the quality products is a competitive advantage. Proven by the fact that we are supplying to few of our peers.

Product/Service Descriptions