Have you ever wondered how hard is it to find offline fashion and apparels stores even with the biggest search engine Google. Customers usually resort to horizontal search engines and listing platforms to search out for local offline shopping stores that are available nearby.
With the Internet at its peak and youth being the most sought after audience, startups are finding innovative ways to bolt them up.
Working on similar platform as Zomato, Zakoopi is an online aggregator of offline stores that plugs the market gap for users by transforming the traditional ‘word of mouth’ way of offline fashion shopping.
This startup recently garnered $350 K from Harminder Sahni, a veteran of India’s retail industry, and Uniqorn Ventures, for its ability to connect shoppers with local apparel stores which are less known due to limited online activity.
With over 7,000 fashion retail stores mapped on its platform, Zakoopi is present in more than 100 markets of Delhi NCR and Mumbai. It further plans to establish its footprint across key metro cities of India in the coming months.
Started in 2014 by Shashank Agnihotri and Samik Sarkar, the Delhi-based startup brings a list of offline fashion and apparel stores, under one roof.