Snapdeal has announced a zero commission mobile based marketplace – Shopo in India. It is an open marketplace which brings an interesting combination of chat & commerce between the consumer & the seller. Shopo provides platform to SMB’s and it is very easy & convenient for shop owners to set up their shop.
Introducing Shopo, Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder and CEO, Snapdeal said,
“We are building the most impactful digital commerce ecosystem in the country and are committed to make the experience convenient, efficient and mutually rewarding for consumers and sellers. Mobile is one of the key drivers fuelling the growth of e-commerce in the country. In line with this, we have launched Shopo – a mobile based open marketplace that will allow businesses as well as individuals to harness the power of the internet instantly and at zero cost. We are very excited about this launch and are confident that Shopo will add a new dimension to India’s digital commerce ecosystem. Our aim is to bring 1 million shops online in the next 1 year.”
Speaking about the launch, Sandeep Komaravelly, Senior Vice President, Shopo said,
“The ecommerce space is evolving at a fast pace in India and the industry is moving towards open and free models of ecommerce. Shopo aims to build a platform to help millions of small businesses, home entrepreneurs, artisans, individual sellers set up their online shop in the most convenient way and grow their business.”
The good thing about Shopo is that, it takes zero commission, zero fees and single step for easy listing. By using Shopo individuals can become sellers with a single click of a button and can easily get started selling their products ranging from cupcakes to handmade pickles, day to day fashion & utility products. Apart from selling products on Shopo, shop owners can chat & sell to customers.