Neeraj Choudhary Co-Founder/Director at eShopbox Published On: Saturday, August 20, 2016 Views 3084
"Try to be among people who don't have any stakes against your success."
Neeraj started his career in 2004 as Business Manager with ICICI Bank Limited, where he was responsible for business development, marketing, and product launches at various locations in northern India. After a 2 – 3 years stint in the banking industry and gaining both practical and theoretical experience, he began his much-awaited journey of being an entrepreneur, through Eshopbox.
EShopBox, provide end-to-end e-commerce solution and enable fashion apparel retailers, manufacturers or brands to manage their complete online presence with ease. It provides cost effective services with latest technologies, curation, complete retail / product analysis, order fulfilment, warehousing and much more.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Eshopbox is a gurgaon based end-to-end ecommerce solution provider, which have successfully served more than 200 manufacturers, exporters, and retailers of fashion and lifestyle category across India by launching their brands online. We have collectively shipped approx 25 lacs orders till date since its inception 2 years back. We are bringing all ecommerce channels together and providing them the intelligence to make smarter online retail decisions, better and faster. We provide end-to-end ecommerce solutions and thereby our team guide you through a diversified ecommerce strategy, next step planning, holistic implementation and reporting to fuel ongoing enhancements. From cataloguing to state-of-art fulfilment facility we can do it all for you.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
We started being a consultant to fashion brands. What we realised was, in spite of having great products, these brands were still facing challenges. What these fashion houses needed was a single centralised platform from where they can manage all their multi-channel sales. This saves a lot of resources and enables these brands to concentrate on what they do best. There was clear problem to solve and we were very quick to realise and get on it.
What is your life mantra?
When I want to achieve something, I make a mental video of it and then I start working towards it. Whenever I face difficulty, setback or any obstacle along the path I come back, watch my mental video and start again.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Online retail norms on major channels are changing almost every day. The situation is similar to running when the earth is shaking below you. However, I like challenges. This creates an opportunity for us as it is more difficult for brands to keep up and anticipate these changes. So we provide them leverage of focusing on their expertise which is making products and let the pros handle the online retail part.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We are bootstrapped/self-funded.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Self-belief, persistence, never say die attitude
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
- Evernote (for keep you organised,setting priorities)
- Google apps (drive,docs,sheet) (its a necessity)
- Audiobooks ( must have )
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Showing up every day. This is “THE” most important habit to build. Look at any successful person you will find persistence in him against all odds, difficult times, enemies, failure etc.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Not being able to enjoy life outside the office.
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
You must have already heard it multiple times “Never, Never, Never give up”. In life, you will have thousands of reasons every day to give up on things and your dreams. People who have achieved something have done it only because they followed one principle of “I will not give up”.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Try to be among people who don’t have any stakes against your success.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
We want to achieve 25% of Indian online apparel retail business.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I will take more risks and be a bit more adventurous in my choices.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Haven’t been much of a traveller but beaches of goa in offseason and Rishikesh. These places give me the solace which I dearly miss in cities.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
We are all born into an orbit. It is up to us to progress to the next. We could choose to live and die in the orbit that we are born in. But that would be a criminal waste of potential. When we push ourselves into the next orbit, we benefit not only ourselves but everyone connected with us. However, when you change orbits, you will create friction. The good news is that your enemies from your previous orbit will never be able to reach you in your new one. By the time resentment builds up in your new orbit, you should move to the next level. And so on. Changing orbits is the key to our progress. – Dhirubhai Ambani.