E-commerce has boomed in the last couple of years. But what’s the situation of Cash on Demand payment?
When my 74 year old grand-mother asked me to log on to ‘Skype’ to check to see if my brother who lives in the States was online, I wondered then whether ‘Skype’ and ‘Facebook’ has replaced ‘Bible’ and ‘Coca-cola’ as the most popular words.
Money was not on Prabal Saakha’s mind when he started Hamrobazar.com, nor when he brought the first convertibles and Hummers to Nepal, and even now as he introduces a Café Racer inspired bike with Nepali branding. However, there is a method in this seeming ‘madness’, and it’s starting to show as Hamrobazar.com establishes itself as the biggest Nepali online transaction platform.
Harilo.com is the electronic equivalent of that relative we all have who lives abroad and visits Nepal frequently. A relative with a suitcase the size of a Mary Poppins carpetbag, who doesn’t mind bringing in all the weird stuff you order online and doesn’t judge you for it either. What’s behind the success of Harilo.com?
Anything pleasantly strange adds more value to the day than the mundane. But find a weird object that adds value to your home and office, and you have stories to tell for years - some to your friends and some to absolute strangers.
Mobile phones stopped being just ‘Mobile phones’ a long time ago. Local innovations by tech entrepreneurs are driving (and leading) advances in the country’s technology field.
With Internet penetration almost doubling in recent years, new Internet based services have sprung up in the country promising to simplify our lives. Here are three new companies to watch which can transform our lifestyle. With innovative integration of information technology into our everyday lives, they may bring changes that might eventually be inevitable.