LCommerce launch: eSamudaay project Helping Hands for NGOs & volunteer groups
In a bid to support and strengthen NGOs and volunteer groups that are working round the clock to serve the people in their cities during this pandemic, eSamudaay, the world’s first local commerce (LCommerce) platform, launches project ‘Helping Hands’.
The company, through its SaaS platform, will empower these individuals and groups to digitize their distribution and communication channels. It will enable them to distribute home essentials and to put out important information, services and leads pertaining to patient care on its website and app.
The platform aims to invite individuals, NGOs, volunteer groups, and apartment associations across leading metros in India. It will train and assist them with all the digital tools for free in order to run the platform for their city/neighbourhood.
The platform can be rapidly customized to identify and cater to a specific area in a city/town or be as micro as serving a particular housing society. eSamudaay will provide complete back-end support for NGOs and associations to seamlessly assimilate information and services. These organizations and groups distribute food, groceries, perishable items and medicines through this digital platform. They can also access critical information and resources for patient care and following COVID protocols.
Medarisha Lyngdoh, Co-Founder and COO, eSamudaay said “It is an extremely difficult time for all of us in the country. This is our small effort to support and strengthen the volunteer groups and NGOs who have been working tirelessly. We realized these individuals and organisations are in definite need of tech support that can accelerate their outreach and help their neighbourhood efficiently and in a timely manner. We strongly believe now is the time for businesses and communities to come together and act as one force to fight the pandemic.”
eSamudaay is the world’s first attempt at a decentralized network of autonomous organizations creating digital marketplaces aligned closely with existing physical marketplaces. The firm is on a mission to make local economies digital and self-reliant. The company aims to develop over 100 LCommerce networks in the next 1 year across India empowering 1000s of MSMEs and small businesses in nooks and corners of the nation.
Founded by Anup Pai, who formerly founded Banking Analytics firm Fintellix, later acquired by Nasdaq listed Verisk Analytics (VRSK), the platform aims to enable LCommerce across cities and towns of India by leveraging the country’s entrepreneurial strengths and through the deployment of decentralized digital technologies that will enable digitally self-reliant local communities.
The company will create a network of entrepreneurs (Circle Promoters) based in cities and towns across India who will independently run local eCommerce initiatives that will serve producers and consumers in their own circles or communities. The Circle Promoters will also facilitate commerce between their communities and others that are on the eSamudaay platform.