HopShopDrop.com was launched in December 2013 as one of India’s premier online retailer working on marketplace model. The website offers products sourced directly from the US & UK as well as musings from India.
While the Apparel, Accessories & Home décor categories comes from US & UK, the Gadgets category is a unique collection of brands well known in India sourced from Indian markets with local warranty, as well as those gadgets which are launched overseas but takes time to launch in India, these are sourced from US markets and made available to Indian customers just at a click of a button. Ms. Shhalu Hasarram, Director of HopShopDrop.com recites: “E-commerce is not new to India anymore but there was a gap to be filled back then and that’s when I was stung by the entrepreneur bug. HopShopDrop.com was initiated as a solution filling exactly that gap, after all entrepreneurship is all about solving problems and pursuing your passion”.
Though there are other e-tailers in India who offer international brands but HopShopDrop.com brings the those albeit with a difference- free shipping rates & payment in INR. HopShopDrop.com also takes care of Customs & in-transit Insurance, a big reliever to the customer.
Moreover, delivered to the doorstep of the customer within 8 to 10 business days, a timeline which cannot even be compared even if it was bought directly through the overseas brands online! Shhalu candidly speaks further “Placing consumer satisfaction as top priority sounds simple enough, but accomplishing it is the mission. Before shifting my base to India from Singapore, I researched on what Indian customers perceived about shopping online from overseas and most of them pointed at their not-so-good experience of shipping to India; and now customers completely trust HopShopDrop.com on that front as well”.
While HopShopDrop.com offers huge catalogue with variety of products from International brands, Personal Concierge on the other hand is a premium service giving unprecedented access to the countless online stores in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, UAE, South Africa, Germany & Turkey; because something that will catch your fancy can, quite literally, come from anywhere.
The tagline of Personal Concierge- You name it, we get it!!!TM explains everything about the service. Shhalu shares her experience, “I remember, once I tried buying something from an American website but the payment was denied on my international credit card. They only accepted local US cards! Plus the exorbitant shipping fees & undefined delivery time, it just put me off. That was the time I pushed the envelope further and came up with the Personal Concierge service, it truly is the answer to all the complexities of global online shopping. Our purpose is to allow customers to have access to globally branded products from a single portal. Our vision is to break the barriers of cross-border trade”.