B2B retail-tech startup Arzooo.com has announced the launch of a ‘retail-from-home’ solution for brick-and-mortar stores.
The solution enables retailers to reach out to customers and sell consumer durables even as their stores are temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and a nationwide lockdown.
According to Khushnud Khan, Co-founder, and CEO of Arzooo.com, “Retail-from-home has been developed based on inputs gathered from the retail community, and it will allow retailers to create new orders for their inventory while their stores are closed, and there are no customer walk-ins,”
“We believe this breakthrough product will help kickstart and sustain offline retail transactions during and after the lockdown, and help local stores compete effectively with larger e-commerce stores,” he added.
The new solution is integrated within Arzooo’s retail tech platform ‘Go Store’, which serves over three thousand physical retail stores across India, in cities like Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, etc.
The startup said its ‘Go Store’ platform ensures optimal inventory sourcing for retailers and allows them to maintain a ‘virtual inventory’.
“Through Arzooo’s retail-from-home option, we hope to provide business continuity to our partner retail stores,” Khushnud added.
India’s retail sector contributes over 50 percent to the national GDP. It is also one of the worst affected sectors in the ongoing lockdown, directly hurting the livelihood of millions of retail entrepreneurs, blue-collar workers, and their dependents.
Arzooo.com will home deliver all new orders to the buyers on behalf of the retail store.