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Walmart-owned Flipkart recent launch Shopsy mobile application that can be downloaded on your Android devices from the Google Play Store enables budding entrepreneurs—especially in India—to start their own online business with no upfront investment. The app actually lets you share catalogues of a wide selection of 15 crore products offered by Flipkart sellers, ranging across Fashion, Beauty, Mobiles, Electronics and Home, among others with your potential customers via popular social media and messaging apps, and earn commission on every order placed. In simple words, Shopsy allows individuals to become resellers of goods in their network via platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook.
Available on: (OS 5.1) | Price: Free-to-download
HOW CAN I START MY ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY VIA SHOPSY?
First of all, you must know that there’s no investment or the cost of inventory management involved to start off your online business journey with Shopsy. All you need is a basic smartphone to start earning online through the platform. Just install the app, create your user account using your phone number, and you’re good to go. However, your social network is the key to grow your online business on Shopsy.
Once your user account is created, you can browse through the catalogue of products listed on Shopsy and shortlist them to share with your potential customers via popular social media and messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook. And when someone from your network confirms you to placenan order on their behalf, you receive the commission on that transaction upon the successful delivery of the order to your customer by Flipkart’s team, within seven working days. The commission percentage varies depending on the category of products being ordered.
The way Shopsy model works, it aims at providing ‘new to digital’ commerce consumers access to products by simplifying the process through interactions with a trusted person. This will not only deepen e-commerce penetration, particularly in non-metros, but also empower digital users who want to start a business of their own. After all, with Shopsy, Flipkart aims to enable over 25 million online entrepreneurs by 2023, reaping the benefits of digital commerce.
Over the last many years, Flipkart has been committed to contributing towards creating direct and indirect employment opportunities across the country. Shopsy is launched to further that vision and provide additional earning opportunities for millions of enterprising Indians. Now, anyone from anywhere can start their online business with zero investment. — Prakash Sikaria Senior Vice President – Growth and Monetization, Flipkart
Available on: (iOS 13.0) (OS 5.0)Price: Free-to-download
At a time when social media is under scrutiny, there’s a new social network gaining traction in the market, and it’s from none other than WhatsApp’s former chief business officer Neeraj Arora and Michael Donohue, who was WhatsApp’s engineering director for nearly nine years before he left Facebook in 2019. Touted to be the first real relationship network, HalloApp has been designed to be a simple, safe, and private place to connect and share what matters in your life, with the people who matter most to you—in complete privacy.
As tweeted by Neeraj Arora, “Somewhere along the way, social media went seriously wrong.”
• What we post is rarely who we are.
• What we see isn’t from people we know.
• What we talk about online isn’t what we talk about in private.
So the question is: Where can we be ourselves?
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