Sale, purchase of Kashmir handicraft go hi-tech facilitates online handicraft business


Srinagar, Oct 24:  At a time when online shopping has become a trend, — an online web portal, is fast gaining popularity in and outside J&K for facilitating sale/purchase of genuine handicraft items via internet.   
 The portal has been launched by two enthusiastic Kashmiri boys, Kashif Ahmad and Muheet Mehraj with an aim to promote handicraft sector of the Valley and to bring global customers to Kashmir by their unique idea of selling various items through internet.  
 “After witnessing the plight of artisan who are given peanuts in return of their hard work,  we decided to remove middle-men between artisans and the buyers,” said Kashif Ahmad, adding that they started portal “on which we display many handicraft and other Kashmiri items for selling purpose throughout the world.”
 “Our aim is to promote Kashmiri handicraft and in order to achieve it we will sell only genuine handicraft items,” says Muheet, who heads the technical aspects of the web portal.
 The duo claims that is like Flipkart which is a famous online portal. They said: “Our USP is indigenous products for which Kashmir is well-known.”
  “We only display and sell genuine Kashmiri products on our website,” claims Kashif which include Paper machie products, carpets, wazwan and woodcarving products.
 “We have decided that 10 percent of our profit we gain from running the web portal will be spent on the welfare of poor artisans,” said Muheet.
 According to Muheet, has received an overwhelming response from the locals as well as non locals.
  “We are receiving heavy rush of online consumers who purchase items from our website. We have also tied up with 80 online transaction agencies which facilitate sale and purchase of Kashmir handicraft items on the website,” Muheet said.
 He said: “We are planning to further increase our span of work so that we can cover different Kashmiri items and can sell them to outside people.”
 “We have also uploaded videos showing the process of making artistic Kashmiri items, so that our consumers in different parts of the world don’t feel cheated,” they said.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST

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