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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MrThomas.in | The DIY Tool Store

Mr.Thomas is the online shopping portal for various DIY tools. The portal retails in various products like power tools, drillers, hardware, construction equipments & accessories etc.

Founder: Niyaz K

I (Niyaz K), after graduating from Madras University, worked for Al badeel, Sharjah, UAE as a Marketing Executive. Previous to my start-up, I worked with Network18 as an head of online business operations & with Sulekha.com as a online marketing manager. And then eventually, with the desire of starting something of my own, I came up with idea of Mr.Thomas.

Basically we have identified some real-time problems which we have decided to draw a solution. There are primarily two problems. Firstly, marketplace giants in India are just connecting buyers and sellers when it comes to core B2B/DIY products. We are stepping ahead to sell those product to the end users/customers with the help of Mr.Thomas. Secondly, many of the industries/factories are located in the remote areas (tier 2 & 3 cities) where it becomes difficult to find or purchase hardware tools. Mr.Thomas wants to help so that users can purchase, pay and receive the products delivered to their doorstep.

Niyaz K, Founder Mr.Thomas

We started building our website just after few days when I came up with my idea. We spent our late nights and weekends to complete website design before we get into full-time startup company. We wanted to make it easy for us to speed-up our operation process. After that, we launched our website with couple of online press releases. After that, we have not spent money to promote our site. We believe that good quality products at an attractive pricing will attract the customers. At present, we are working on online marketing strategies for promoting our website.

We have got very good response and we are continuously looking for improvement to provide good service to our customers. We are planning to setup a helpline/chat facility which will help buyers to choose right product. Also in future, we plan to add a new segment to our website called "Do It Yourself" where we will educate people on how to paint their walls or how to make book shelf on your own with the help of instructions given on our website. This is planned to build DIY attitude to the people and help them to do the things with the help of tools/products retailed by our website.

I don't have much experience to give advice but I will suggest you to be open to learn new things everyday. There are many people out there to help you. Always look to learn and improve yourself.

Website: MrThomas.in