Nexhop is a Technology Startup supporting Offline stores. Main aim is to enable stores with state of the art software technologies so that they can acquire, engage and retain their customer base in the fast moving world of eCommerce. It all started with the idea that stores in the west are much more tech savvy than the ones that are in India, shops in India were still unable to transact seamlessly between offline and online as they did not have any technology to support the in-store customer with online tools such as reviews, ratings, latest trends etc. And these things matter most to the millennial shoppers before they let go of their money. They soon saw a business potential in the idea and it was more like a Gold rush and Shovel story where every store will eventually go online and they would provide them the technology to be there and interact seamlessly between offline (in-store) and the online world.
Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and the list goes on, with the online market being a hit all the app developers and the startups associated with app development begun to circumvent around the online merchandise to just grab the opportunity to develop the app for the online store. People shopping online had increased rapidly all over the globe. And that was an opportunity to the app developers and e-commerce business boosting up. At this point Nexhop a startup from India which came up to concentrate on the off line stores.
A team of 15 members in multiple locations Nexhop is headquartered in Bangalore and have a development center in Toronto, Canada. The founders Ashis Mohanty, Surajit Nath and Benny Marianayagam are entrepreneurs based out of India and Canada. Benny is a serial entrepreneur and has completed his Masters in Technology Innovation from Carleton University joined as CTO. Surajit, Sindhya, Priyanka and Tinto have known each other for years and they all shared a passion for problem solving and innovation for growth. It was a difficult call initially to quit their high paying jobs and run a Startup but their passion helped them to survive and grow in the past 1.5 years. They are a very young team. The present team consists of 8 members working full time. Priyanka a successful Business Development Manager in supply chain management, Sindhya a pro iOS Developer, Vijaya and Tinto are ace Android programmers with many successful apps under their names in Play store.
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There are currently serving around 100 popular retailers in Bangalore. Nexhop has been generating revenue from Stores on a monthly basis. Currently, they are focusing on iterating their product with more powerful features to increase engagement and build the network of stores. Their aim is to be more real-time and provide instant rewards for quick searches so that both the customer and the stores are connected and transactions happen instantly along with order processing and delivery, as the distance between the store and customer is very less and instant rewards for quick shopping is definitely a crowd puller. Nexhop is on its own till date and now its looking for our first round of funding at this point. Team is working on expansion plans and would be adding five cities in the coming months. The funding would help them to penetrate into market faster.
Stores have the technology to set up their online presence in just few clicks with Nexhop, which comes with both web and Mobile version for businesses to manage their inventory, add or update the products and connect to their customers. It also provides necessary analytics like customers’ interest, engagement plans, Monthly data analysis and many other insights so that they can stay ahead of their competition as well as online sites.
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