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A Few Clicks On Your Phone And You Can Launch Your Online Store

Author: Chinmay T Barot
by Chinmay T Barot
Posted: Nov 19, 2020
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2020 has seen all forms of transactions turn to the digital platform. Businesses have launched or pushed existing digital presence to appeal to the masses that were stuck at home for months during the lockdown. During this time, the online Dukaan app was launched by Suumit Shah and the team to allow local small businesses and shops a digital infrastructure. The lack of the same was affecting local retailers in a social environment that had prevented free movement.

Android app Dukaan was launched to enable shopkeepers to create a store in India on the web so that business can continue. The app has enabled shopkeepers and retailers to save their businesses from bankruptcy.

How to create a store in India online?

  • The process of installing the online Dukaan app from the app store is as simple as downloading any other app from the Play Store. A few clicks are all it takes to download the app onto any digital device.
  • The next step is to open up the app and enter details like the name of the business, location of the business and a list of the products or services that the shop offers. And then the online store can be launched. The process of launching the online store, if done continuously, will take as low as 30 seconds. The simplicity of usage has been said to be the USP of the online Dukaan app.
  • Orders and payments can be received through the app or WhatsApp with the help of Dukaan. The customers can get updates regarding their orders being accepted, bill and payment and dispatch of the placed orders. The shop catalogue can also be shared on all social media for easy marketing.

The creator, Suumit Shah wanted the app to be accessible and user friendly for everyone. He wanted technical proficiency to not be a limitation because the app is meant to help shops that are stand-alone and may have had no prior technological infrastructure.

According to the creators, the app is being used by teenagers to help their family members set up online shops. The app is also being used by the older generation to set up their shops. The online Dukaan app aims to bring world-class technology and technical support with ‘desi bharosa’ to local shops of India.

Digital India

The online Dukaan app has been a great step in terms of the Digital India movement. The app has brought efficient technical advancements to local shops and small businesses. It has enabled these businesses to establish better connectivity over the country. People from around the country are able to support small businesses and shops and they, in turn, can boost the country’s economy. The app has brought together 1.5 lakh businesses onto the platform and truly digitized the businesses of India.

Local shops have been able to expand their businesses and serve more people than before. People have been able to also support local businesses.

The app launched in July 2020. By August, the app statistics showed about 70,000 orders that had been processed by the various shops. This tells us how useful this app has been to the public.

Today it serves shops and customers in 400 cities and has a catalogue of about 5 lakh products.

The app creators of the online Dukaan app deserve thanks because of the contribution they have made to improve the economy. The simplicity of the app has tremendously helped to create a store in India online a very attainable process.

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