E-commerce has been growing rapidly in Sri Lanka with more and more businesses big and small and many a start-up and fledgling enterprise selling everything from fashion goods to electronics and more through online retailing. Today’s millennials and browse-and-buy urban consumers looking for niche brands and personalized choices increasingly prefer to shop with their smartphones than trudge to the store.
Supporting this trend, two smart tech start-ups with similar outlooks have joined hands to facilitate two important steps in the e-commerce chain, that of easy payment and fast delivery.
Hire1, the app-based on-demand logistics provider who promises same-day delivery, has now struck up a strategic partnership with WEBXPAY the fastest growing e-commerce enabler which offers solutions from online payments to web store set-up and digital marketing support.
Through this strategic partnership, start-ups and small medium enterprises getting into e-commerce are provided with a complete solution that includes WEBXPAY’s online payment gateway, while Hire1 manages the same-day delivery of the merchandise to the customers.
“Payments and logistics are the most important services for an online business. We are glad to be able to integrate and work closely with WEBXPAY who share the same vision of offering high quality service and a sophisticated, technologically driven product. We hope to increase value to all online businesses through this combined offering,” says Hire1 Founder CEO Yeshanth Gunewardena.
Commenting on the collaboration, WEBXPAY Founder & CEO Omar Sahib confirms that “The partnership with Hire1 was the last piece to our puzzle. With their technology driven service we can now allow our online merchants to seamlessly fulfill orders from store to door. As a result, human errors and delays that they faced can now be eliminated”.
WEBXPAY’s integrated platform allows SMEs, startups and merchants to set up their online business in 48 hours with minimal financial commitment. Their secure, cost-effective, plug-and-play solution, has reeled in over 200+ merchants within the 6 months of operation. WEBXPAY’s ecommerce solution is similarly helping these businesses and merchants with easy online trading.
Add to this Hire1’s hassle-free approach to a strong logistics operation with a commitment to same-day delivery, and the result is a new seamless e-commerce solution that’s bound to widen the e-commerce market opening up opportunities for increasing numbers of the country’s new breed of entrepreneurs.