Grofers – Has Potential, But A Long Way To Go!

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HyperLocal might be the new fad for a few domains but it’s not really for others. Just like people at Grofers does I too believe that a HyperLocal platform for groceries is quite useful. Irrespective of the huge numbers you hear about e-commerce boom, the billion dollar revenues raised, multi billion dollar valuation and what not, the offline sales still outperform online sales across most product categories in India due to various reasons such as accessibility to online platforms, better payment options, better customer support, love for in-person shopping, trust issues etc,. Things might eventually change but HyperLocal startups aiming to bring in an offline-online model effectively might run great for the next few years.

Coming back to the topic of discussion, I want to consolidate my experiences and pen down a few suggestions on how Grofers lacks at certain areas and tiny ideas on how they can be tackled better.

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Airtel – The Dumb*ss Smartphone Network

airtelFor people who really are in a hurry, here is what this article about. I am trying to vent out my frustration and anger against Airtel through this blog post so that some action will be taken soon, period!

My number has been ported from Idea to Airtel on 26th May 2015 at 11:00 PM and Airtel literally fuc*ed up the entire process! In short, I haven’t been receiving any incoming calls, no incoming SMS nor outgoing SMS since then. All I get is Airtel signals, outgoing calls and an active data connection, when someone calls my number it says that the number does not exist!!. Airtel has no bloody fuc*ing clue how it’s affecting my work and I really want to let people know how unwise it is to port to Airtel, so read on.

PS: Please please please share this article to ensure that some reliable and responsible Airtel employee sees this and resolves my issue.

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One Reason Compelling Enough To Never Shop on Paytm

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Well well well, where do I begin? Do I begin my post talking about how I was astonished by the amazingly well made website with super good UX that turned me into Paytm’s loyal customer taking me away from Freecharge or jump right in to my four horrible experiences with Paytm that dragged me back to Freecharge for good? Read on! Read More…

SLP Hyderabad – Class 3 – Product Day

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The third session was all about Product Development. The CEO for the day, Ankur Gupta along with the Co-CEO Meraj has done a great work job to put together a well planned schedule for the day. It was a bit strenuous day with too many sessions planned for the day and an unplanned session extending things even further but at the end of the day there were too many useful takeaways imparting a good learning for the day. A special thanks to Ramesh Anumukonda for dropping by and sharing his life journey as an entrepreneur.

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Brain Fuel: 4. Generic Gift Cards In India

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Enter wedding season and I always ponder over what gift I need to purchase for the gonna be couples. I feel that bouquets are one of the most useless and good for nothing gifts out there. So here comes a simple little idea, why not buy a gift card that can be used across many stores? A simple two level authentication to redeem the gift card – a scratch card kind of code and an SMS authentication that the gift card is associated to – will help people. People can club multiple gift cards and purchase what they really need to!

A simple website that sells generic gift cards where gift card owners have the freedom of opting to redeem the cards at an of the stores that the website is associated with. All the user needs to do is to send an SMS from the registered mobile number to get an authentication code using which he can redeem the gift card at the outlet. Or he can even add it up to his credit balance by logging on to the website and creating an account. Or he can even transfer the gift card money to someone else if needed 😉

Brain Fuel: 3. A Website That Consolidates Mobile Plans

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India is a country with citizens who spend invaluable amounts on useless stuff but start acting stingy when it comes to spending on their mobile phone usage charges. I often see people even with smartphones digging for the right mobile plans for themselves depending on their usage and it is quite difficult to browse through multiple layers of multiple network operators sites to find the best plan, that’s quite a tedious task!

So why not build a simple site that consolidates all the available mobile plans available in a selected circle? The website should categorise plans as per factors such as high data usage, high STD calls usage, high SMS usage etc. There should also be an option to help the user select the best plan by asking a few basic details such as approximate number of call minutes used every month, number of SMS sent every month etc, depending on the data a list of best plans should be provided to the user.

SLP Hyderabad – Class 2 – Customer Development

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The second session was all about Customer Development and Goto Market Strategies. The CEO for the day, Mr. Naveen along with the Co-CEOs Sri Harsha, Ravi Teja and Shravya has done a commendable job to put together a well planned schedule for the day. We had a great set of experienced and reputed speakers who shared their experiences and helped clear most of the doubts we had. Apart from the speakers we were provided with great insights from SLP alumni Jitin, Dhiraj and Mayura.

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SLP Hyderabad – Class 1 – Business Model Canvas & Lean Startup

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SLP – Startup Leadership Program – is a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training program and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators. And I am proud to be part of SLP Hyderabad, the chapter that had the highest number of applications in India this year, for the class of 2014. Our program team this year has Jai Eapen, Kiran Chowdary and Vamsee Krishna who have been wonderful in putting things in the right perspective so far. Today’s class was all about Business Model Canvas, the essential base for any startup. Our CEO for the day was Shravya Reddy who has done a fabulous job in organising today’s sessions along with the support of Co-CEOs Pramod and Nayan.

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