No App ? No Worries ! Manage store with spreadsheet

Most of us are sellers in some way or the other. Either we sell it ourselves or work for an entity which sells. At a practical level, a business is almost always about selling something. It may be a product or service. People have, from the beginning, been finding innovative ways to get customers attention. Websites, apps are all byproducts of the selling environment.

We have come up with a simple yet effective platform where stores can share their product list and prices with their customers without even having an app ! All they need to do is enter the necessary details in a spreadsheet and we present it in the form of a link as shown below.This link can be shared through various messaging channels out of which whatsapp is the most popular.

The problem with Whatsapp interaction was lack of constructors. It was always a chat and it is difficult for  a business to adapt to that. So, when we combined constructors and whatsapp, we came up with using links on Whatsapp. You reach them and interact with them constructively through this method. Attached below are screenshots to make it clear.

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Once you start getting such links on your whatsapp, it will become difficult to manage these links, i.e, finding them, getting updates etc. To overcome this, we have come up with a single app which accumulates all these links at a place and you can manage all your sellers / stores there.

 

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With this in place, a lot of app development time will be saved as this will be one app for all.

Railways and Current Reservation – Application of QR code

We have all traveled in a train and those who are accustomed to Indian Railways must respect its operations and scale. A government enterprise which is the biggest operational enterprise in India. Tickets are always a major issue as there is always a dearth. Last moment ticketing is becoming more flexible with dynamic pricing in Tatkal tickets and e-booking of tickets after charting. Now, let me bring the attention to a lot of tickets where the passengers don’t travel and the tickets are sold by Ticket Examiners in upcoming stations. However, these tickets are all sold offline and the passengers in the upcoming stations have no clear information about the availability.

Imagine you are traveling from Kharagpur to Bhubaneshwar and you have not booked the ticket beforehand . Four passengers do not board the train at Howrah  and one seat remain unutilized because only three appear at Kharagpur station. Had you known this fact, you would perhaps booked the ticket online and traveled with assurance. This would have been possible only if we had digital data of passengers and their travel status.

 

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To facilitate such a digital database, we have come up with a QR code based solution which is as follows-
Every ticket which a passenger buys in railways will contain a QR code unique to that passenger. Whenever a passenger boards a train, it is his responsibility along with the TTE (Train Ticket Examiner) to get his QR code on the ticket scanned to confirm that he has boarded the train. If the ticket is not scanned within a few predefined stations then the ticket shall be cancelled, i.e., the passenger will be assumed not to be travelling. The Vacant seats can be made available for current booking (real time) in the following stations.

 

railwaysAdvantage: This system won’t allow any TTE to issue tickets which happens in current practice. This can mitigate the corruption practices and also benefit the passengers.