Online marketplace askmeBazaar plans to sell home services online
Online marketplace askmeBazaar.com is looking to launch 'Services' category within a year on its site that would provide customers an option to buy various facilities including plumbing, painting and carpentry under a single platform.
"I want to sell everything from forging equipments, aircrafts to nuts and bolts on askmeBazaar.com. We do not sell services as of now but we will look at it at a later date. Once we have stabilised on the product side," askmeBazaar.com CEO Kiran Murthi told PTI.
Murthi said he is looking at customer utility services such as home services, including restaurant services.
On when the company will begin selling services, he said: "In six months to a year."
At present, there are a few online sites such as easyfix.in, onefix.in offering services on a smaller scale.
The company is also looking at expanding its product categories.
"We have lots to do on the product side. I am working on selling digital downloads, grocery, bulk buying (of fruits, groceries etc), bulbs, tubes, fans and faucets," Murthi said,
The company is expanding very fast and adding 170 new sellers every day, he said.
Murthy added: "Most of our sellers are unique to us. By calender year 2015 end, we are aiming to have two lakh retailers on their platform. These new sellers will be across categories."
It has 17,000 retailer at present. askmeBazaar is also participation in the forthcoming Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) 2014 to be held from 10-12 December. askmeBazaar will participate in all categories including fashion, electronics and lifestyle.