a market place to buy and sell handcrafted products, bags mbillionth Award South Asia 2016 in early stage category. The mBillionth Award South Asia is given annually since 2010 for innovations in mobile communications in South Asia. Powered by Digital Empowerment Foundation India, these awards recognize and felicitate mobile innovations, applications and content services delivery.
iShippo bagged the award in the Early Stage category thanks to its innovative and fast growing initiative. Founded in 2015, iShippo.com is an online marketplace to buy and sell handcrafted products. Its founder Karma Bhutia, showcased the app at the award function adding the slogan "#Make in India, #Make for the World". iShippo app includes features like ability to choose the mode of payment, direct chat option between buyer and seller, filter search with the choice of rating, pricing, popularity and new arrivals. Users can read reviews, get personalized alerts and notifications. Shopping online has never been so unique and convenient. Based on users shopping history, suggestions and recommendations are provided. Users can add products to wish list and later buy at convenience, view recently browsed products and their details even without any Internet access, share and recommend products through Facebook, twitter or email.
On this occasion Karma Bhutia, Founder iShippo, said
,”iShippo.com envisions to enable Weavers, artisans, craftsmen and local talents to showcase their work on global platform. The innovative concept of iShippo.com eliminates the middlemen and directly benefits both customers and the artists. The organization also empowers them by enhancing their skills, educating and training them at various levels. Artisans who need help with skill development are trained through the various collaborations iShippo.com has at the grass root levels. They have partnered with the artisanal communities, textile designers and independent artists.
Users can buy handmade products and support a community of artisans, craftsmen and designers to earn Karma points. They also have filed patent title "Integrated solutions for e-commerce".