Helps it connect with 3,000 merchants & 150 regional brands in Coimbatore
Coimbatore, May 11, 2016: With a mission to connect directly with merchants and enhance engagement, ShopClues, India’s first and largest managed marketplace, launched its ‘Buttermilk Campaign’ in Coimbatore. As a part of its ongoing initiatives to increase its merchant base and help small sellers across India to discover the benefits of selling through ShopClues, the marketplace adopted this innovative and first-of-its-kind unique initiative. With a tagline “Vaanga Pazhagalam, pazhagi perugalam” that translates to “Come, get acquainted and grow with us”, ShopClues successfully connected with 3,000 merchants and over 150 regional and upcoming brands while discussing business with them over a cool, refreshing glass of buttermilk.
ShopClues partnered with an event management company for the ‘Buttermilk Campaign’. It hired a cycle rickshaw which was branded with the company logo. Promoters of ShopClues went around the popular market areas with buttermilk in branded cups. These were distributed to merchants to garner their interest and to hold their attention in the scorching heat. With a rejuvenating glass of buttermilk in their hands, sellers were more inclined to understand the potential of tying up with ShopClues.
Radhika Aggarwal, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, ShopClues, said, “The ‘Buttermilk Campaign’ is a demonstration of the fact that one doesn’t always need a big budget plan to make an impact. The driving force of any merchant initiative should be to connect with them at a level that they can relate to and find appealing. We have received a phenomenal response to this campaign and will certainly plan more merchant engagement activities on similar lines in the future.”
Buoyed by the success of this campaign, ShopClues is further planning similar merchant initiatives on the streets of Chennai and other cities in the state. It expects to onboard at least 5,000 additional merchants onto its platform in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
ShopClues is India’s first and largest managed marketplace with more than 190 million monthly visitors on its website and was founded in July 2011 in Silicon Valley by Sandeep Aggarwal. With 5cr listed products and over 4,00,000 merchants, ShopClues aims to provide the best online shopping experience to its customers – starting from the great selection, low price, ease of use, fast delivery, and ending with the best customer service you have ever experienced. ShopClues ships in over 29k pincodes across India and has thousands of online stores.
The company is run by co-founders Sanjay Sethi & Radhika Aggarwal and an energetic team of over 1000 people and is funded by leading institutional investors, is an Indian subsidiary of Clues Network Inc., a US Corporation and is based out of Gurgaon.