Team management and business development are his two core skills along with building custom ecommerce solutions. Sourabh Narsaria started his professional career as a ‘Web Application Developer’ and gained the credence to solve big problems by breaking into small ones. He is one of those few technologists who not just have the ability to understand and emphasize cross-functional challenges, but take up technological challenges in the field of Information Technology.
During his career, he was provided with the opportunity to work with Amazon Web Services for server creation and maintenance. He then went on to launch his own startup OutOnTrip. It is an e-commerce website focused on creating an independent, liberated culture around the use of smoking accessories. With his passion for quality, he further wants to deliver excellent assignments that can attract many corporates and renowned personalities to create their web identities.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
We are exclusive distributors of Smoking Paraphernalia. At OutOnTrip, we offer a range of exquisite products to enhance your smoking experience. Our catalogue boasts an expansive range of unrefined rolling papers, double-barrel cigarette holders, even cones, wraps and blunts. Filter tips, grinders, incense sticks, rollers, fillers – you name it, we have it.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
The awesome team and demand for classic products.
What is your life mantra?
Travel and explore. There is too much to learn and very less time.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Dealing with the logistics
How did you overcome those challenges?
Major challenges included logistics and customs because our majority of products is imported from US & UK. There is no other way then trying and testing out the partners you make before landing onto the right one.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Currently, we are bootstrapping and we have some undisclosed mentors on board.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
We keep innovating.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Perseverance, Positive attitude & Open to challenges
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Trello, Zoho CRM & Google Analytics
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Reading & Podcasts!
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Starting the day early
Answer in less than 50 words
• One tip to success:
Listen to your intuition, it already knows what you want to be. Take baby steps towards your goal and believe me, money is the last thing you need to be successful!
• One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Compromising on Design and Content
• One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Be generous to people and helpful. It will pay off somewhere or the other.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
To be a company which is Amazon for Party Accessories and the hippie store which is powered by customer service. We want to be Uber/Zappos of Party Accessories.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Not do Engineering!
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Hometown, Any place with a huge water body & Place with adventure sports
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”