Sahil is an enterprising person with an eye for profitable ventures. He started his entrepreneurial career with Zanya Collection. They specialize in cotton cloth prints and a manufacturer of cotton tunics. They are also the importers and Stockists of Pakistani designer suits in India. They wholesale Pakistani brands like Sana Safinaz, Lala, lsm, Asim Jofa, Gul Ahmed, Shariq, Shirin Hassan and more.
After gaining immense acceptance from the consumers and looking at the wave of ecommerce business, Sahil planned to enhance the reach of his venture. This is when he launched India’s first E-Commerce website of Original and authentic Pakistani suits as ZANYACOLLECTION.COM.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
We were the first authorized legal distributors and importers of Pakistani suits in India. We import all the major brands of Pakistani women suits from Pakistan. We supplied to wholesalers. We started working online and offline too and created a name for ourselves. Currently, we have covered more than 80% of the market in India of people buying Pakistani suits.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
I believe life give chances to everyone. You just have to wait for your turn…there comes a time in everyone’s life when you hit the lowest patch of your life. This is the time when you push and motivate yourself to work much harder and achieve something big in life. I have been in business since last 12 years when I lost my dad in 2004. I always had the positive mindset to do something big and achieve bigger things in life so my passion for work took me here.
What is your life mantra?
I believe two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. I believe in this theory of life.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
When I started importing suits from Pakistan in 2012 starting, hardly very few people in India were aware of it besides few in Muslim community. Therefore, the toughest challenge was to create awareness in people and make a name for myself in this field. I still remember it was my initial phase of my business and I went to Bangalore to seek some good orders but all I came back was with just a small order but I never lost the hope, as I knew the potential in this field. I used to work 16 hours a day. Always tried and created new ideas. My wife was there like a pillar with me
How did you overcome those challenges?
Well, I am an optimist in life and I believe in hard work. I take things as they come. I never make pre-plans. I have learnt from my life that it’s during our failure that we discover our true desire of success. When you do bigger business, you are meant to have few rivals and backstabbers but I always try to motivate myself and keep on thinking new ideas for raising level of my business.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Well, when I started it wasn’t that much bigger investments to be made. However, slowly and gradually when people awareness towards these suits started raising our investments also started increasing. Currently, we are working with all top brands from Pakistan and a launch of the single brand in India is costing us big bucks per brand. Therefore, investments have really increased with time.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
God has blessed me with my beautiful daughter when is also my lucky charm…she is my biggest asset in life and best way to keep myself free from brain drain and business tensions is her lovely company.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Hard work Passion for achieving something Smart thinking
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Well, Facebook is the best online app, which we all are aware of. I think Facebook advertisements have really given us a good growth to our business too.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
My passion for work..
“Once something is a passion motivation is always there”.
I used to work online and on my mobile 16 hours a day. My family used to get irritated but it never stopped me as I had the passion for my work.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Well if you ask this to my wife, she will say So many. But I believe I’ll really want to be more systematic in my life as I’m little carefree
Answer in less than 50 words
Dream big, start small. When you are growing and moving forward in life, it is the sweetest joy.” Hard work with smart work is the real key to success
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid
Over Confidence and backbiting
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
I have learnt that do not depend too much on anyone in this world because even our own shadow leaves us when we are in darkness.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Well as I said personally, I never believe in pre planning. I take things as they come. However, I will certainly take my best foot forward to take my business to new heights. Achieve much bigger things and try to capture the market in both wholesale and retail sector as much as I can. I want to make “ZANYA COLLECTION” the biggest brand in India of Pakistani ladies suits.’
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I will indulge all my experience I have gained with the passage of time and try to overcome the mistakes, which I did.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
- Las vegas/Miami
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“You have to fight some of the BAD DAYS to earn the BEST DAYS of your Life.”