Nepali consumers still hesitate to buy from e-commerce platforms though they were introduced a long time back. Despite the reluctance, a team of engineers, Sangam Singh and Binod Chaudhary, are trying their hands on a new e-commerce platform, EverestKart.com. The platform serves as the meeting point for producers and consumers.
Singh shared, “After completing my graduation, I worked for more than three years in a logistics company. There, I realized that the country needed an e-commerce platform, where trade could take place from the comfort of the user’s houses.”
Their motive is to promote the work and products of small scaled Nepali industries by providing delivery services. The venture is spread across nine major cities of the country including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Butwal, and Hetauda. To further increase their reach, the company has also collaborated with several logistic companies.
The service EverestKart provides is vast. From auto parts to newspaper, they guarantee doorstep delivery of your order. Revealing their future plans, Singh stated, “Our services are limited only to major cities. But we are planning to expand in other parts by November.”
Moreover, the ‘Become a Seller’ feature on their website enables anyone to put up their goods for sale. The sellers are not required to compensate with profit cuts for the space they receive on EverestKart’s web domain either. However, a subscription fee, of Rs 1000, is required to become a seller in the platform.
Explaining the scope of the e-commerce venture, Singh explained, “EverestKart is for everyone. We have segmented our website into various categories. We also have a section where the users find wholesale rates of products. To subscribe to this facility, the customer should inform us that they are wholesale buyers.”
EverestKart is in its initial phase of operation. It hasn’t been even two months since its launch, but the founders are also working on an app. Singh said, “EverestKart is a new company, so advertising isn’t quite feasible. However, after the launch of the app, we are hopeful that our reach will expand even further.”