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How two Women entrepreneurs made their business reach over 140 Countries

In October 2016, two women entrepreneurs Nikkitha Shanker and Saira Hassan, founded Shoppre, a Bengaluru-based assisted retail marketplace that enables global shipping of products from India. It helps personal shoppers and small businesses across 140 countries to source a mix of several Indian products at one time. The portal now boasts 70,000+ registrations. It has delivered 20,000+ international orders totalling over INR 14 crores.

Image credits: Shoppree

Shoppre Services 

Very few Indian e-commerce platforms offer worldwide delivery. This lacuna made Nikitha and Saira step in and launch Shoppre. 

The portal offers two services: –

i. Shop and Ship

The shop and ship service allows international buyers to shop online in India. A customer can place orders from any Indian online store and can receive them as a consolidated package. The buyer gets free access to store various orders at Shoppre’s facility ‘personal locker’ for 20 days. The consolidation enables the buyer to save huge sums on shipping charges from India.

ii. Shoppre Courier

Offered from any part of India, Shoppre professionals come to the doorstep in 24-48 hours of receiving the order and dispatch the package to the destination anywhere in the selected 140 countries within 3-6 business days.

According to Nikitha, “A year into the operation, we started getting requests from small businesses facing challenges regarding regulations, customs, and management to export. That is when we began working closely with small businesses.” 

How to Shop in India with Shoppre?

Step 1

Register at Shoppre and get your own FREE Indian virtual shipping address. 

Step 2

Shop any products from any Indian online stores and send the purchased items to the Warehouse.

Step 3

Shoppre will receive and consolidate packages in your locker for 20 days.

Step 4

Shoppre will repackage the goods and dispatch the shipment within 24 hours buyers request to ship.

Step 5

Get ready to receive all your Indian shopping at your address anywhere in the world within 3-6 days.

Benefits

  • Free sign up on Shoppre for international online shopping
  • Shop from over 1000+ stores across India, including Amazon, Nykaa, Fab India, Ajio, Myntra, and more.
  • Virtual Indian address
  • 20-Days free storage
  • Consolidation and repackaging to save up to 60-80% shipping costs
  • Affordable international shipping rates
  • On request photo updates of items before despatch from India.
  • Hassle-free door-to-door service worldwide with delivery in 3-6 days.
  • Shoppre offers 24/7 Support, country discounts, and seasonal offers 
Image credits: Shoppree

Shoppre and not shopping spree brings friends together

Growing up in the Middle East, Nikkitha Shanker and Saira Hassan attended the same school. Nikitha moved to Calicut to complete her bachelor’s in technology from NIT, and a data analytics programme from IIM Rohtak. Saira earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from American University in Sharjah.

In 2017, the friends came together to start Shoppre to simplify getting Indian goods for the NRI community and cross border shipping from India to the rest of the world.

On the Rise

In 2021, Shoppre was ranked among the top 3 startups at Goldman Sachs 10,000 women programme at IIM Bangalore and accelerated at Jio-GenNext by Reliance. Today, the startup offers service in 140 countries from its new and bigger warehouse.

FY20-21 saw an increase of 150% in the business. According to Nikitha, “Individuals who earlier used to journey to get the merchandise themselves or ask buddies and family members to ship sure merchandise have come to our platform.”

So, until India has more Alibabas, Shoppre it is!

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Rukshana is a freelance content and communication strategist based out of Mumbai, India. She mingles her expertise in PR with comprehensive domain knowledge and creative writing skills to assist and propagate business, worldwide. Being a quick learner, she utilizes her diversified digital expertise to provide copywriting and content writing services to create highly profitable brands, products, and services.

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