Inducted as part of the Sunrise StartUp Village project, hyperlocal ventures by Vizagites are making a sea difference to the society at large. A hyperlocal start up is a platform that empowers customers to access offline services anywhere and anytime.
Meeting the demand supply pattern, these start ups are not only innovative, but also are making lives easier where it matters. Quickpebbles, one of the start up in Vizag is an online platform that connects the end consumers with basic amenity vendors like electricians, plumbers, computer technicians and carpenters. The locals are in great relief, as there was a great need for such a platform to happen in Vizag to fix every day maintenance ordeals faced by the residents.
Enterprises like Quickpebbles are a part of the Sunrise StartUp Village Program. They are bound to grow in number across the state in the coming months. These start ups are the best examples to make optimal use of online forum to simplify lives.
UrbanBasket, another online store opened in Vizag is now making grocery shopping super convenient for the locals. Started off last October, the company now has around 700 loyal customers placing around 20 orders every day. The plans are on for the enterprise to expand from the operating radius of Vizag Steel Plant to Hanumanthvaka and scale up their points.
“Consumers are far more comfortable transacting online now than they were even a year or two ago. This has given a big boost to hyperlocal startups,” says Krishna Morla, co-founder of UrbanBasket. “Currently, most of the food and grocery consumers buy from supermarkets or retail stores close to their home and for e-commerce to succeed in the space it required localized delivery with shorter delivery time” he says.
With the hyperlocal model, everything is available on order within a span of few hours. Orders placed before 5 p.m. are delivered the same day. And just like some giant players in the online market, customers can list their preferred times of delivery with the platform.
There is more to come in the hyperlocal space in Vizag that will soon grow into other places of Andhra. The Sunrise StartUp Concept is seeing a new sun rise, by all means.