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Diwali explodes in light and color all over Indian Web sites

India.CNET.com

By Kavita Kaur

With Diwali round the corner, Indian cyberland is sprucing up its act. From content to commerce, the Diwali theme has become all-pervasive. It is almost as if the country’s largest spend-fest has become a proving ground for the B2C and B2B initiatives in India.
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IndiaMART’s Indiangiftsportal.com brings Diwali gifts online

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.

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IndiaMART.com and importverticals.com tie up for B2B commerce

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Indiamart.com has tied up with US import portal importverticals.com to collectively attract and leverage online B2B commerce across the borders. This exclusive tie up of importverticals.com with an Indian counterpart will lead to the formation of a co- branded site that will host import queries from the US, inviting Indian businesses to bid through a process of online reverse auctioning.
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Send gifts on Rakhi through IndiaMART’s Indiangiftsportal.com

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New Delhi, August 1, 2000: IndiaMART Internet Shopping -a division of IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd., has launched IGP.com that will enable people living away from their dear ones in India, to deliver gifts to them. The site on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, is offering exclusive Rakhi gifts that can be ordered from anywhere in the world using credit cards, to be delivered in India.

Cashing in on its prestigious position in the B2B segment, the maker of IndiaMART.com is now targeting the B2C and C2C segments through its gift portal. The company had successfully run a pilot run to this project with a similar offer, in association with Haldiram’s Sweets, on the occasion of Diwali last year as. The results had been astonishingly encouraging with more than 400 orders within six days of its operation.

“Appreciating the success of the sweet’s offer and anticipating the tremendous demand for such a site we decided to launch indiangiftsportal.com in order to establish a link through which people can convey their emotions to their kin”, explains Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Director, IndiaMART.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 to stuff toys, leather gifts, stationery items, ethnic jewelry boxes, hand made photo-frames and even a collection of exclusive kitchenware.

The site facilitates processing of the orders and the payment into the company’s account just at the click of the mouse. A 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 done through a reliable online payment gateway. At present the transactions on the site will be accomplished by way of payments through Visa, American Express, Master and Discover credit cards.

All the products offered on the site have a touch of traditional handicraft seamlessly twined with latest trends and fashion. 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. “Following Rakhi, the site will come up with similar offers on all important occasions, festivals and events. The company is in a process to setting up logistics for delivering gifts from India to anywhere in the world, which will unfold another huge market for Indiangiftsportal.com” says Manan Sharma, Project Manager, IndiaMART Internet shopping.

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The first religious e-commerce site- www. SGPC.net

New Delhi, July 20, 2000. www.sgpc.net is the latest addition to the long list of accounts developed by IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd.. The e-commerce enabled site is the pioneer in providing all the possible religious services on the net there by bringing the Sikh community the world over onto a single platform.

Inaugurating the site on 15th July, 2000, at Amritsar, Bibi Jagir Kaur Ji, President SGPC, told that “the site would offer all the possible facilities as a means to bring the Sikhs the world over a step closer to each other.” The site carries the most advanced and secure e-commerce features.

On this dynamic site, the visitors can send e-donations for Harmandir Sahib, Langar, Education, Hospitals, etc. through credit cards. The amount of these donations will be automatically deposited in the SGPC account through secure payment gateway.

There are facilities for performing Akhand Paths in the Harmandir and other eminent Gurdwaras, for which the devotees have to make bookings and wait in queue for long. Now, through the site, SGPC offers online booking of these holy Akhand Paths to be performed at various Gurdwaras by submitting the offering in advance. Moreover, any devotee willing to get a room booked in the Sarai, can do so very easily through this site by depositing the specified ‘Bheta’.

Apart from this a large number of cyber-services and rich content have been offered through the site. It will carry monthly publications of S.G.P.C.,

Gurudwara Gazette, Gurmat Prakash, Shiromani Bulletin and all the tracts meant for distribution to spread the message of sikh religion, ethos values, code of conduct, culture etc in Gurmukhi as well as in English. The e-commerce site also offers books related to the religion.

The site is available for search on more than 500 most advanced search engines the world over. Sgpc.net would offer a number of e-commerce applications through a secure payment gateway set-up on a VERISIGN certified gateway.

“The site is the specimen of the technocreativity and the expertise of IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd. in providing customised end-to-end e-solutions. The company will undertake the entire implementation of this project.” Said Dr. Bikram Singh Virk, technical consultant SGPC.

Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has also commissioned its own leased line to ensure 24 hours connectivity with the cyber-world. SGPC plans to use this 64 kpbs leased line to install five cyber-cafes in the Sarais, so that the devotees may send and check e-mails.

Mr Apollo Sharma, Project Manager, IndiaMART Intermesh Limited said “We have offered e-commerce and other web solutions for businesses and corporates, but it was an absolute delight working on the SGPC project, whereby technology would contribute to a wider reach of a religion.”

IndiaMART.com ties up with US-based Importverticals.com

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IndiaMART.com has tied up with the US import portal importverticals.com to collectively attract and leverage online B2B ecommerce across the borders. The tie up will create a co-branded site that will host import queries from the US, inviting Indian businesses to bid through a process of online reverse auctioning.
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Small town goes online

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IndiaMART.com a business-to-business Web directory and E-commerce solutions provider, has joined hands with the US-based importverticals.com. The co-branded Website will host import queries from the US inviting Indian businesses to bid through a process of online reverse autioning. Signing the MoU, Dineh Agarwal, director, indiamart, said the alliance would particularly benefit the small entrepreneurs trying to reach out to the global market.