Hrithik SharmaManaging Director of Busykart.Com Published On: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 Views 1916
“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
An engineer by profession, Hrithik believes in staying updated with the industry and is always on the hunt to learn something new. Prior to starting BusyKart.com, Hrithik completed his B. Tech. and worked as a maintenance engineer at Action Ispat and Power for over 2 years. A firm believer of self-motivation, Hrithik now handles a team of 10 people at his startup, BusyKart.com.
Under his leadership, BusyKart.com has seen tremendous growth and now has monthly revenue of over Rs. 2 lakhs. Originally hailing from Agra, he always believed that tier II cities pack a lot of potential for ecommerce industry. BusyKart.com focuses on tier II cities like Agra and offer just-in-time delivery model. The unique thing about this model is that it requires no warehouses or inventory collection.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
We are from Busykart.com, “A hyper-local online supermarket, focusing on Tier II cities like Agra”. We have just in time delivery model. No inventory collection and no warehouses are required.”
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
A lot of startups get funding, but none of them focus on tier II cities. I’m sure that small tier II cities have big opportunities for a long term sustainable business.
What is your life mantra?
Have patience and keep moving forward.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
In tier II cities like Agra, it is still difficult to get online orders. Here people have the habit to touch and feel the product before purchasing. It’s a big challenge for us to gain customer’s satisfaction.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Customer can demand for samples before placing an online order. Our guidance team is available to support our customers every time.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We are already in talk with investors.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Patience, quick learning, and vision.
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.
I’m a quick learner.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I want to improve my consistency.
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
Believe in yourself.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
If you will not believe in a person, no one would believe in you.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
We have plans to expand our online grocery business in 30 more cities.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I’ll go for finance sector.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.