New Delhi, October 10, 2000: Sending Diwali gifts to your friends or relatives living in distant parts of the country was never easier. At www.igp.com you can now order premium chocolate and dry-fruit gift packs, and a variety of exclusive gift items on Diwali from anywhere in the world to be delivered at the doorsteps of your dear ones in almost any part of India.
Launched in August 2000 by IndiaMART Internet Shopping -a division of IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd., the site was a huge success during Rakhi, especially among the NRIs who wished to reach out to their relatives in India. “All you need to do is choose the gift of your liking, specify the quantity, key in your name and credit card number along with the name and address of the recipient, and rest back. It won’t be long before you receive a Thank You letter from your dear one. The order will be processed through a secured payment gateway and the chosen gift will be delivered on or before Diwali day”, explains Mr Manan Sharma, Project Manager – www.igp.com.
The site offers a plethora of specialty gift items, including intricate Indian handicraft items, which makes it a gifts and shopping site with a difference. The range of gifts includes elegantly carved brass and wooden gift items, stuff toys, leather gifts, stationery items, ethnic jewelry boxes, hand made photo-frames and even a collection of exclusive kitchenware. These products have been warehoused in-house in order to ensure their regular and timely supply.
The company has tied up with renowned Cargo Services to deliver the goods in the best state and at the earliest possible. The site uses SSL encryption to safeguard the secrecy of the confidential data so that the visitors can shop freely without the fear of their credit card numbers being hacked and misused. The transactions on the site will be accomplished by way of payments through Visa, American Express, Master and Discover credit cards. All prices are listed in U.S. dollars. In case a non U.S. credit card is used, the bank will automatically convert the amount into home currency based on ordering date’s exchange rates.
IndiaMART Intermesh Ltd. has come a long way since the conception of IndiaMART.com in 1996 as the global gateway to Indian marketplace. Cashing in on its prestigious position in the B2B segment, the makers of IndiaMART.com are now targeting the B2C and C2C segments through its gift portal. “The response during the pilot run had been astonishingly encouraging with more than 400 orders within six days of the launch. Anticipating the tremendous demand for such a service, indiangiftsportal.com aims at establishing a link that enables people to convey their emotions to their kin through exclusive range of gifts items”, says Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, CEO, IndiaMART.com.
So, for those who have been using distance as an excuse for not sending gifts to their dear ones, www.igp.com leaves you with nothing but a plethora of gift options to choose from.