Anshul GargFounder of DoorGuy Published On: Friday, September 25, 2015 Views 1102
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great. "
Anshul is truly passionate about solving a real problem. He always uses to order online and never get his packages delivered when he was actually at home. An Ex-student of Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Roorkee, Anshul came across an idea to build a platform to take advantage of the booming e-commerce industry. He wanted to help the online shoppers to ease them with the facility to get packages delivered at their desired location when they are available to accept the delivery.
He always had a knack of algorithms and building programs that can solve complex problems faced in daily lives. Currently he is on the mission to solve the real problems faced by online shoppers. It is a known fact that most of these users face a hassle when they do not get their packages delivered on time. He is now focusing on marketing the product in order for it to gain traction.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
DoorGuy is an on-demand mobile service that provides package delivery on your schedule.
It’s not uncommon for people to send packages to a work address when they can’t be home for the delivery guy to show up mid-day. But it’s pretty difficult to lug all those packages back home from the office. So, DoorGuy was born.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
How often have you ordered something online for your home and delivery arrived when you were at office or some place other than your home? This problem is most common with people like me who live alone. Everybody loves shopping online except for the part where you actually get the product when you are at the delivery location.
Either you get a miss delivery call, packages delivered to someone other than you(in most cases – neighbors) or you get to spend your weekends miles away from your home at some package pickup house. So after getting frustrated from a couple of missed deliveries myself, I decided to do something about this & came up with DoorGuy.
What is your life mantra?
Know that you have a purpose & you’ll have to get out of your comfort zone to achieve that.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Getting the early adopters for your product is always challenging & we faced the same challenge too. It’s frustrating when you get no users after putting so much of hard work.
How did you overcome those challenges?
We started talking to our potential customers at an early stage & it gave us lot of insights & helped us in making some crucial decisions & after a point, due to uniqueness of the service, it started growing through word of mouth.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We just came out a couple of months ago & we’re bootstrapped as of the moment.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Irregular eating habits
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
FOCUS – Don’t get distracted.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
One should never have a backup plan.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Users don’t care about how perfect your product is as long as it’s trying to solve a genuine problem that they are facing.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Our current plans include launch of mobile app & expanding into other cities.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great. –Jimmy Dugan from the movie “A League of Their Own(1992)”