The 22-year-old Sharib Rafiq from Srinagar has developed an e-commerce platform where now customers can order Kashmiri wazwan, chicken, fresh vegetables, and fruits online and so far he has linked more than 100 ventures with his startup in the city.
Sharib, a nano-science student from Islamia College recently developed a website and application ‘GetDayToday’, which offers essentials online including Wazwan, chicken, fresh vegetables, fruits, milk, bakery, and many more items.
“From clothes to fast food, my concept was to start a venture where everything can be ordered on fingertips. Many working-class families do not have time to purchase essentials from the market each day. It is a new concept here and we want to promote it among the people,” he said.
The Srinagar entrepreneur says he aspires to provide a platform to small vendors so that they can grow their business.
He along with his team receive 100-120 orders per day. “People prefer to order vegetables, wazwan, chicken, and bakery online. So far we have linked 90-100 vendors to this platform, who are also getting some additional benefits.”
“From vendors, mobile shop owners, restaurant owners to textile sellers, we are trying to link everybody with this new concept. We are aiming to expand this concept in the entire Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
The young entrepreneur says he is working on a mechanism wherein trade can be carried out without the internet as well. “I want to connect all trade leaders, vendors, to this platform, so that it would emerge as the first-of-its-kind of online e-commerce platform that delivers essential supplies to doorsteps of people,” he said.
According to Sharib, the platform aspires to replicate the offline consumer experience through the use of technology. ‘GetDayToday’ app is available for both Android and iOS users.
Sharib says anyone can book essential supplies from this platform. “We also take minimum charges to deliver the same and have employed 4-5 employees for the same,” he added.
He says during the evening, they also deliver fast food to doorsteps of customers. “We are getting a good response from the people in Srinagar. Chicken, Wazwan and vegetables are being delivered within 60 minutes and states that there is no compromise on its quality,” he said.
Customers can book as per their required quantity and there is no minimum order restraint for delivery. The app also allows consumers to replace the product.
The startup, which currently operates only from Pandach Srinagar claims to have delivered over 4000-5000 orders since its inception.