Goodbox enables small businesses to make their presence felt on m-commerce
Goodbox is a medium for all small scale businesses that hope to make their space on the mobile commerce platform. “We wanted to create an app to make daily commerce easy, especially for those who cannot afford to spend on hiring a tech-team who can build an app for them. It’s not just expensive but the process is time consuming too,” says Mayank Bidawatka, co-founder and former Ex-Redbus marketing head.
Businesses can host their menu on the app and create their business profile too. Goodbox provides mobile app technology to small businesses to help them effectively compete with online companies. It operates on a Whatsapp-like interface and is easy to use and can be used even on low end phones and on 2G internet connection too. “Consumers usually don’t like the idea of downloading multiple apps to deal with multiple businesses, so Goodbox technically becomes the mega app, which they can use to deal with all their trusted businesses,” says Bidawatka.
As for the consumers, Goodbox helps users connect and chat directly with businesses. Few of the many products and services one can avail using the app includes groceries, car and bike rentals, and even connect with interior designers, and yoga teachers, and payment can be made via the app itself. “If someone wants to make the payment through the app, they need to register by paying `500 -`1,000 per year. However, if someone is paying cash-on-delivery, they can use the app for free,” adds Bidawatka. With 40,000 users and 1200 businesses listed on the app, Goodbox founders are happy they have made small-time vendors like the neighbourhood milkman find a presence in the virtual world. The app is currently available for Android phones. Details: Goodbox.in
— Nandini Kumar