A Digitalized World
Whether it is starting actual physical stores from the online world or shifting into the online space from the physical world, we can’t deny the importance of the Internet, especially in retail therapy. The convenience of the online world is something tha
Ratna Pustak Bhandar has been in the Nepali book industry since eons- a whopping 72+ years. They are the pioneers in the physical world of books in Nepal. Besides this, they are also one of the first businesses from the book industry to venture into the online world. Ratna Pustak has had and maintained its online presence for a little over ten years. They operated just as a catalogue of sort from www.ratnabooks.com , with consumers having the option to browse through their collection. But, with an overwhelming demand, about six year ago, they transformed their website so that their clients had an option to place orders and purchase the commodities.
Ratna Pustak has recently revamped and launched their new website - www.ratnabook.com, to let their clients enjoy smoother interaction and buyer’s journey. The new website caters to the Nepalese Community located all over the world and fulfills their motto of ‘Reading for Inspiration’.
There has been a lack of proper source for Nepali books and related resources in the international market and Ratna Pustak felt like something had to be done to bridge this gap. With clients from America to Japan, and Sweden to Australia, they have made their website an easy gateway for Nepali books with just a click purchase facility.
P.S. Keep a lookout on their website, they occasionally drop Promo Codes and give out attractive festive discounts.
Ratnabooks’ online presence is not only limited to the international community. They also operate through their Instagram account @ratnabooks, which exclusively focuses on the Nepali society. You can get the books delivered at your doorstep or you can pick it up from their stores located in Pulchowk (Saraswati Book Center) and Maitghar, Bagbazar or Bhotahity (Ratna Pustak Bhandar).
There’s something for everyone in this online heaven for booklovers, with their website and instagram that provide a wide variety of books.
Prettyclick has been a one-stop shop for people all over Nepal for makeup since the past three years. Embarking on their journey through social media, they have accumulated a whopping 70,000 followers on their facebook page and 20,000 followers in just two of their main Instagram accounts,@prettyclicknepal and @prettyclick_times. Throughout their journey for the past three years, what started out as a mere instagram account has bloomed into a almost retail icon with them opening a number of physical stores dotted all over Nepal including ones in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Dang, Butwal and Dharan. Not only that, they operate via their website as well which is www.prettyclickcosmetics.com .
With a motto of “Say No to Fake Makeup”, you can find authentic makeup of seven different brands in the store with L.A. Girl, Milani, Tree Hut and Dermacol being a few of them. Nicknamed as the ‘Sephora of Nepal’, Prettyclick truly has turned out to be the hub for makeup lovers from all over.
One of the key benefits of Prettyclick is that they cater to customers from all over the country. You don’t just have to rely on going to their physical store and picking up the product. They conveniently deliver the product right at your doorstep. Another one of their services that they have is of point system. Upon the purchase of a 1000 rupees worth of products you get a 100 points. Each 100 points docks Rs.100 from your future purchase. Also, they are planning to bring a VIP membership where you get certain discounts and gift hampers on various occasions.
Bhoj is a mobile app that connects food lovers with more than 180 restaurants. Apart from helping people hunt for their desired eating place and getting food delivered to their home or office, the app also offers more than 200 attractive deals at restaurants, reviews from customers and a sneak peek at restaurants’ menu. Customers can also earn credits to their Bhoj Wallet.
Bhoj is the first company in Nepal that introduced the concept of offering deals and discounts on meals. Customers can dine lavishly and also save up to 30% on their food bill. All they need to do is search for restaurants based on their favored location or cuisine, select a free deal out of more than 200 offered deals, download the coupon and finally show the deal to the restaurant staff. As simple as that!
One of the best things about Bhoj Delivery is that there is no minimum order required. And even better, the delivery is free if the order is above Rs.1000. “We want to encourage people to order online so we are keeping things as simple as possible. Our delivery charge is very easy to understand. Irrespective of the location, orders worth Rs.500, Rs.500-1000 and above Rs.1000 are charged Rs.100, Rs.50 and ‘not charged at all’ respectively. We give 1% cash back in customer’s Bhoj Wallet after every successful order, which can then be used to make payments for your future orders. Payment via Paypal and credit card is accepted too. You can also send gift amount to your friend’s Bhoj Wallet or order something for them through yours. What better way to show you care, right?” says Mr. Niket Agrawal, Co-founder of Bhoj. To avoid that unpleasant feeling of waiting in uncertainty, you can track your order progress in the app and get that informed through notifications. So whether you are craving for a plate of momo or a feast to feed an army, kick start your ‘bhoj’ with Bhoj.