18 Feb 2021: Aayush Rana, Narendra Dagar to enter B2B e-commerce with FirstBox
Aayush Rana and Narendra Dagar, both 23, are two of the best Digital Marketers who have helped various brands to grow.
They have helped many brands during the lockdown get their business online and helped them overcome a lot of loss that came bundled with the pandemic.
They have a long list of clients that include top-tier content creators of India and various companies.
Interest: Aayush had a strong affection for programming since early childhood
Aayush is a B.Tech Graduate from Lovely Professional University. Since his early childhood, he had a strong affection for programming and has been making websites since Class 11.
During his university days, he got interested in marketing and started polishing his skills. By the time he graduated in 2019, he was already working and established himself as one of the most sought-after Digital Marketers.
Fact: Aayush specializes in creating launch strategies for new brands
Aayush has worked with over 100 brands and content creators. He specializes in creating launch strategies for new brands and helps them in creating a healthy digital presence. He also runs various tech and entertainment news websites like FoxExclusive and Today in Bermuda.
Details: Narendra was making over seven figures by age of 18
Meanwhile, Narendra is from Faridabad, Haryana, and is quite successful as well. The only formal education he has is Higher Secondary. He has been working since the age of 15 to support his family.
By the age of 18, he was already making over seven figures each month online, which he used to diversify into businesses. He owns various ventures in the Delhi-NCR Region.
FirstBox: FirstBox plans to empower low purchasing power buyers
Aayush and Narendra have known each other since 2018 and have collaborated on various occasions; this time, their brainchild is FirstBox.
It is a first of its kind B2B e-commerce store that plans to empower low purchasing power buyers.
The lockdown caused many issues for small traders, and many small-scale traders were unable to procure products. That's when they thought of FirstBox.
Fact: How do they plan to run the platform?
The platform will not have a lower limit for buying from a single vendor as long as their total cart value is over Rs. 5,000. They also plan not to have any markup on pricing and will rely solely on membership fees.
Launch: Launch targeted for fourth quarter of 2021: Aayush
For payment, they will be first rolling out with IMPS, UPI, and Debit/Credit Card payment. Adding a Direct Bank Deposit Payment is also on the cards but isn't final yet.
As far as the launch date is concerned, Aayush revealed that they plan to launch it by the fourth quarter of 2021.
Features: Duo is conducting surveys to understand buyer and seller issues
Aayush, said, "We are still in the process of finalizing the features, we are conducting surveys in various towns and villages about the issues sellers and buyers face."
"We are looking for their inputs on our platform. We do not plan to rush the launch. We want it to be perfect," he added.