Amit SinghFounder & CEO of Allsupermart Published On: Thursday, May 19, 2016 Views 1701
"There is no elevator to "success" you have to take stairs."
Amit Singh, an entrepreneur at heart started Allsupermart, where local vendors can sell their products online and gain virtual presence. As the CEO, his responsibilities involve development and expansion of the business to accelerate its growth.
Allsupermartdeals in Groceries, Vegetables, Electronics and a lot of other products from stores. Available as a web portal and a mobile app, it connects the buyers to sellers.A user can check stores in their vicinity, check the availability of the desired product at those stores, compare prices and buy.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service?
The internet is changing the way we shop. From Diamonds to Clothes, everything can be bought online; heck even groceries! But analytics confirm that groceries and other daily utilities is one category where a majority still prefer their friendly neighbourhood store to a hyper-mart or an online portal. This is precisely where AllSupermart comes into the picture. It connects you, the buyer to your local (it may be groceries, electronics, kitchenware, stationary, hardware etc) store right through your internet device.
You can pick and choose the stores in the vicinity, check availability for a particular product and place an order to be delivered at your doorstep at no extra cost than what is available in the shop.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
I was speaking to a merchant about how online market has impacted his business and how people compared the price and products from online stores.So casually I asked what if I give you a platform where you can sell your product online and deliver it yourself and he readily agreed. This idea led to conceptualization of allsupermart.
What is your life mantra?
There is no elevator to “success” you have to take stairs.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
My most challenging part of journey was to convince local merchants to come on board and accept the technology.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Proper planning and execution on ground played major role in overcoming the challenges
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now?
We are self-funded as of now.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
Proper communication with your employees is very important to avoid brain drain. You have to make them believe that they are not working for yourcompany but they are part of it.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Risk taking abilities
- Hunger for Growth
- Open for new ideas
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
I use Google app and it’s a very productive app.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive?
I make a list of work to be done every morning and try to finish it up before lunch this make me more productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself?
I want to stop my habit of multi tasking.
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success
Hard work and believing in yourself is the key to success.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid
Avoid multitasking and delegate the responsibility
What are your plans for next 3 years?
In Next three years my plan is to launch AllSuperMart pan India including Tier 3 and 4 cities.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I am happy with what I did till now.
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Share a quote that inspires you the most?
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”- Thomas Edison