Global Shop ප්‍රශ්න හා පිළිතුරු

 

  1. කප්රුක ගෝලීය වෙළඳසැල හරහා මට ඇණවුම් කළ හැකි නිෂ්පාදන මොනවාද?
  • ඔබට ගෝලීය ඊ-වාණිජ්‍යය වෙබ් අඩවි වලින් ඕනෑම නිෂ්පාදනයක් සෙවිය හැකි අතර, ශ්‍රී ලංකා රේගුව විසින් පනවා ඇති නීතිරීතිවලට අනුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ආනයනය කිරීමට අවසර නොමැති විශේෂිත නිෂ්පාදන කාණ්ඩ හැර “Kapruka Global Shop” හරහා අනෙකුත් ඕනෑම භාණ්ඩයක් ඔබට ඇණවුම් කළ හැකිය.

 

  1. මට නිෂ්පාදන ඇණවුම් කළ හැක්කේ කුමන රටවලින්ද?
  • ඔබේ ගෝලීය ඊ-වාණිජ්‍යය වෙබ් අඩවිය “Kapruka Global Shop”හරහා ඇණවුම් කිරීමට පහත සඳහන් නිර්ණායක සපුරාලිය යුතුය.

-එය නිෂ්පාදන ඇමරිකාවට යැවිය යුතුය

-මිල ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් වලින් සඳහන් කළ යුතුය

  1. මෙරටට ගෙනඒම සදහා අවසර නොමැති භාණ්ඩ – තාවකාලිකව (මහ බැංකු නීති සහ රෙගුලාසි හේතුවෙන්)

 

  • ජංගම දුරකථන
  • රූපවාහිනි
  • ශීතකරණ
  • මොනිටර
  • සුවඳ විලවුන්
  • වායුසමීකරණය උපකරණ
  • පාවහන්

 

  1. “Kapruka Global Shop” වෙතින් මිල ගණන් ලබා ගන්නේ කෙසේද?

 

  • ඇනවුම් කිරීමට අවශ්ය භාණ්ඩයේ URL එක “Kapruka Global Shop Price Quotation” Tab හි පිටපත් කල යුතුයි.
  • වෙබ් අඩවියේ නම / භාණ්ඩයේ  බර / පරිමාව “Global Shop Auto Price Checker” හරහා අනාවරණය කරනු ඇත.
  • භාණ්ඩයේ ස්වභාවය / බදු කාණ්ඩය – ඔබේ භාණ්ඩයේ නම ටයිප් කරන්න (උදා – ලැප්ටොප් / ඔරලෝසුව / සෙල්ලම් බඩු , එවිට එය නිවැරදි භාණ්ඩ / බදු කාණ්ඩය තුල පෙන්වනු ඇත)
  • ඔබේ ප්‍රවාහන මාධ්‍ය තෝරන්න – ගුවන් භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය / මුහුදු භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය: ඔබේ නිෂ්පාදන බර 5kg ට වඩා වැඩි නම්  මුහුදු භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහන මාධ්‍ය “Sea Freight ”අපි ඔබට නිර්දේශ කරමු.

 

  1. විදේශීය නිෂ්පාදන මිලදී ගැනීමේදී මා දැනුවත් විය යුත්තේ කුමක්  පිලිබඳවද  ?
  • විකුණුම්කරු අපගේ ගබඩාවට (USA /India) භාරදීමේ කාලය
  • වගකීම් /කොන්දේසි (විස්තර සඳහා website පරීක්ෂා කරන්න)
  • භාණ්ඩය , භාණ්ඩයේ ප්‍රමිතීන්, විස්තර, ලේබල්  , වෝල්ටීයතාවය සහ වෙනත් විදුලි භාණ්ඩ සදහා ඇති ප්‍රමිතීන්.

 

  1. මිලෙහි ඇතුළත් වන්නේ කුමක්ද?
  • ඔබට මෙහි ගෙවීමට සිදුවනුයේ  “Auto Price checker” හි ,හා E-mail Quotation හි පෙන්වන අවසාන මිල  පමනි.
  • මෙම මිලෙහි ( පිරිවැය + භාණ්ඩ ගාස්තු + රේගු බදු, බදු + රේගු නිෂ්කාශන ගාස්තු + Global Shop ගාස්තු ඇතුළත් වේ.)

 

  1. භාණ්ඩ  ලැබීමේ කාල සීමාව / මගේ ඇණවුම ලැබෙන්නේ කවදාද?

භාණ්ඩ විකුනුම්කරු විසින් එම භාණ්ඩ අපගේ (USA /India) ගබඩා සදහා ගෙන ඒමට ගතවන කාලය

  • ගුවන් භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය – එය අපගේ ගබඩාවට (USA/ India) ලැබුණු දින සිට දින 8 සිට 11 දක්වා  කාලය ඇතුලත කොළඹට පැමිණේ.
  • මුහුදු භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය – එය අපගේ ගබඩාවට (USA / India ) ලැබුණු දින සිට සති 4 සිට 6 දක්වා කාලය තුළ කොළඹට පැමිණේ.
  • ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ රේගු නිෂ්කාශනය සහ ඇණවුම ඔබට  ලබා දීමට  ඉහත සඳහන් කාල සීමාව  ගත  වේ.

 

 

 

  1. Kapruka Global Shop භාණ්ඩ මිලදී ගැනීමට මට භාවිතා කළ හැකි ගෙවීම් ක්‍රමය කුමක්ද?
  • බැංකු කාඩ්
  • බැංකු තැන්පතු
  • භාණ්ඩ ලැබුනු පසු මුදල් ගෙවීම

 

  1. මාගෙ Global Shop  ඇණවුම අවලංගු කළ හැකිද?

පහත අවලංගු කිරීමේ ප්‍රතිපත්තිය ක්‍රියාත්මක වේ; –

  • අපි ඔබේ නිෂ්පාදනය ප්‍රධාන (Main E-commerce Site) – වෙබ් අඩවියෙන්  ඇණවුම්  කළ පසු එය අවලංගු කළ නොහැක. එමනිසා, ඔබට මෙම භාණ්ඩ  සදහා මුදල් ආපසු ගෙවීම  හෝ අවලංගු කිරීමට හෝ ඉල්ලා සිටීමට නොහැකිය.

 

  1. “Kapruka Global Shop” හරහා මා මිලදී ගත් භාණ්ඩ නැවත හරවා එවිය හැකිද? 
  •       භාණ්ඩ ආපසු හරවා එවිමේදී පහත සදහන් කරුනු අදාල වේ.

– ඇණවුම් කළ භාණ්ඩය  දෝෂ සහිත / හානි වූ / වෙනස් නම් හෝ විකුණුම්කරුවන්ගේ නිෂ්පාදන විස්තර සමග නොගැලපේ නම් ,ලැබුනු දින සිට පැය 24 ක් ඇතුලත Kapruka Global Shop වෙත දැනුම් දිය යුතුයි

 

  1. ඇනවුම් කල විදෙස් භාණ්ඩ ආපසු ලබා දීමෙන් පසු මට මුදල් ආපසු ලබා ගත හැක්කේ කෙසේද?
  • ඔබගේ ආපසු හරවා එවූ භාණ්ඩ සදහා මුදල් නැවත ලබා ගත හැකි වනුයේ එම භාණ්ඩ හරවා එවීම සදහා අදාල කොන්දේසි සපුරාලයි නම් පමණි.
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Global Shop FAQ

 

  1. What products can I order through the Kapruka Global Shop?
  • You can search any product on global e-commerce web sites and you may order via ‘Kapruka Global Shop’ except particular product categories which are not allowed to import to Sri Lanka as the rules imposed by Sri Lanka Customs.

 

  1. From which countries can I order products?
  • Your global e-commerce site should meet following criteria to order via Kapruka Global Shop

 – It should ship products to USA

 – Price should be mentioned in US Dollars

 

  1. Not allowed to ship – Temporarily (Due to the central bank rules & regulations)
  •    Mobile phone
  •    TVs
  •    Refrigerators
  •    Monitors
  •    Perfumes
  •    A/C unit
  •    Footwear

 

  1. How can I get price quotation from ‘Kapruka Global Shop’ ?
  • URL (web page link) of your product should be copied and pasted on Kapruka Global Shop Price Quotation tab
  •  Site name / Weight / Dimension of the product will be detected by Kapruka Global Shop auto price checker
  • In Product Type / Tax category – Type your product name (Ex — laptop / watch / toy then it will show the  correct product / tax category)
  • Select your shipping method — Air Freight / Sea Freight : We recommend you to select Sea Freight if your product weight is over 5kg.

 

  1. What should I be aware of when buying overseas product?
  • Seller’s delivery time to our warehouse (USA / India)
  • Warranty conditions: check the individual product pages for details.
  • Product manuals: instructions and safety warnings are in which language.
  • Product manufactured standards, specifications, labeling requirements, voltage and other electrical standards (requirement of an adapter if needed)

 

  1. What is included in the price?
  • You will only pay what is shown in final price on the Auto Price Checker / Email quotation.
  • This price is inclusive of Cost of the item + Freight charge + Customs duties, taxes + customs clearance fees + Kapruka Global Shop fee

 

  1. Product receiving time period / When will I receive my order?
  • Seller’s delivery time to send it to our warehouse (USA / India) is indicated on the product page of global e-commerce site ( business days – weekends and public holidays are not counted)
  • Air Freight – it will arrive in Colombo within 8 to 11 days from the date of item received to our warehouse (USA/India)
  • Sea Freight – it will arrive in Colombo within 4 to 6 weeks from the date item received to our warehouse (USA/India)
  • The customs clearance in Sri Lanka and the first attempt to deliver the order to your doorstep is within above mentioned time duration.

 

 

  1. What payment method can I use to buy ‘Kapruka Global Shop’ Products?
  • Pay through Credit Card (secured payment gate)
  • Direct Bank Deposit
  • Pay by Cash

 

  1. Can I cancel my order of ‘Kapruka Global Shop’ Products?
  • The following cancellation policy will  be applied;                                                                                                                                                                                             – Once we ordered / shipped your product from the main e-commerce site, it won’t be able to cancel. Therefore, you cannot cancel or claim refund on this ground.

 

  1. Can I return `Kapruka Global Shop’ Products?
  • The following return policy applies to ‘Kapruka Global Shop’ Products;

– If the item is defective / damaged / different than the ordered product or is not according to the  sellers  specification,You have to inform this to Kapruka Global Shop within 24 hrs from the received date.

 

  1. How can I claim a refund / am I entitled to a refund after returning overseas product?
  • You are eligible for a refund only if your return meets the requirements set out in the ‘Kapruka Global Shop’ Products return policy.
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Kapruka.com – Sri Lanka’s Largest Online Shopping Destination

The More We Grow, The More You Connect

Kapruka is all about reconnecting with loved ones. Established in 2003, Kapruka is Sri Lanka’s largest e-commerce destination. The Founder & Chairman of Kapruka – Mr. Dulith Herath who believes in unconventional innovative approaches, is the Key figure behind its exponential growth. Enriched in more than 125,000 products categories together with more than 30 online services and more than 1300 solid partnerships with renowned Brand Names, Kapruka follows a distinct path to provide quality products for its customers. Together with a loyal and skilled  workforce, Kapruka passes unorthodox milestones by growing step by step. The exemplary idea of sending gifts is now expanded for many areas. The emergence of Grasshoppers, Kapruka Global Shop, Kapruka Cross Border exports and Java Lounge are the latest achievements of Kapruka’s success story. Every step that is moving forward proves how much Kapruka relies on diversification without adhering to one single concept.

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers is Kapruka’s unique delivery fulfillment arm which is also a chosen partner of many local and global businesses. This is an ideal platform for upcoming trades because it puts forward a convenient process for any vendor to tie up online with Grasshoppers. Vendors get the opportunity to maintain their own profiles and once an order is placed by a customer, Grasshoppers will pick and deliver Products Island wide. For more information, click here to visit the website.

Kapruka Global Shop

Kapruka Global Shop provides a value added service to clients who order goods on global e-commerce sites. This in fact is a mediator who makes online shopping via international sites more secured, reliable and convenient than placing orders directly. Together with an easy payment plan, Kapruka Global Shop provides solutions for barriers and insecurities faced by Sri Lankans when placing orders through foreign e-commerce platforms. For more information, click here to visit the site.

Kapruka Cross Border Exports.

Kapruka Cross Border Exports focuses on selling local products in International e-commerce platforms. 100% Sri Lankan products are promoted for the outside world with this concept. This gives the opportunity for local producers to showcase products that are highly unique to Sri Lanka in the international market.

Java Lounge

Hail to all coffee lovers out there! Kapruka’s diversification is clearly brought forward from this amazing concept. Java Lounge Colombo is one of the oldest coffee houses in Sri Lanka. It is well known for emphasizing on serving quality coffee all the time. For more information, click here to visit the website.

 

 

 

Awards.

Achievements are simply a motivation to grow bigger. The following are some recent awards Kapruka received and click here to find more.

 Dulith Herath was recognized as a “YAKADA MINIHA” of Sri Lanka, in a campaign launched by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development called “PANNARAYA”

 

 

 

 

In 2018, the Founder & Chairman of Kapruka, Mr. Dulith Herath has won the Asia Pacific Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award. He has won the same award in 2013 as well.

 

 

 

 

 

In 2017, the Founder & Chairman of Kapruka, Mr. Dulith Herath has won the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year award.

 

 

 

 

 

In 2017, Kapruka.com (Pvt). Ltd. has won the National Business Excellence Awards.

 

 

 

 

Kapruka’s Best Commercials

We deliver not only products, but also your deeply rooted emotions towards loved ones. In a world where most of us blame technology for creating a distance between people, we as Kapruka use technology as a tool to connect with people. Our commercials are very popular among any age group because apart from reducing the distance between people, we also attempt to reduce the generation gap. Click here to find more commercials!

Press Articles

“No More Excuses! E commerce is a DO or DIE for Lankan Businesses” – Dulith Herath

Team Events and Career Life at Kapruka 

Satisfaction directly matters for the quality of work. At Kapruka, we strongly believe in team work rather than working individually. It also leads us to work as one family. We believe in unity of employees because the more we are together, the more we are strong. Before we promote the importance of sending gifts and spreading love around, we practice it inside our own work environment. Therefore, we know how it really feels.

 

 

These are just a few moments that we have captured to show the bond of Kapruka family. If you are interested in joining this amazing team, go ahead! Click here to apply for the latest opportunities. We love to have you with us.

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Lotus Tower, the Skyscraper of Sri Lanka.

Colombo Skyline will never be the same again…

Lotus Tower or Nelum Kuluna, the current tallest self-supported tower in South Asia is a stepping stone in Sri Lankan History. The beautiful architecture together with the epic technology definitely pave the way to be a major attraction in Sri Lanka. This was proudly opened to the public on 16th of September 2019 and is a combination of dedication and commitment of 07 years. This glorifying tower which is 350 meters high, is located at waterfront of the Beira Lake and has a beautiful view of the Colombo city. The outstanding technology facilitates the visitors to get an unique experience. The area which is mostly spoken about is the Tower House which resembles the Lotus. The colors of the petals change periodically creating a vivid scenery that will glorify this amazing structure in a lively atmosphere

This Skyscraper consists of nine levels which are mainly for radio/television transmissions, dining rooms, event halls, a lounge for around 250 guests, a reception hall for around 280 guests, a revolving restaurant where up to 200 guests can accommodate, 08 Luxury rooms, an outdoor observation deck etc. The revolving restaurant takes around 90 minutes to complete one circle and interestingly guests will not have the same view throughout their stay. The Outdoor observation deck is also fascinating because it reveals the magnificent sight of the Colombo City at a height of around 245 meters.  The main spotlight of this structure is the Antenna Mast which has a length of around 90 meters. This heavy steel structure can accommodate 20 television broadcasting companies, 50 FM broadcasters and telecom operators.

This amazing tower is special not only because of its height, but also because of the technology and the facilities incorporated together. The uniqueness and the purity of the Lotus flower is symbolized by this beautiful structure which also is a precious jewel for the whole country. This is a promising attraction place for both locals and foreigners solely because of its uniqueness. This charming sight in the middle of a busy area is just perfect to make everything peaceful.

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Dulith Herath’s take on entrepreneurship

Every successful entrepreneur has a unique story detailing their success. In the case of Dulith Herath, it took him 14 years of 18-hour days to finally end up with his company being valued at 100 million USD. Mind you, throughout these 14 years, the growth was purely organic. No investors and no borrowings. Needless to say, we were most intrigued about his input on the topic of entrepreneurship.

Where did your drive to become an entrepreneur come from?

I think it goes back to my childhood. Even in school, my idea of role play was to be a leader. I recall how I would distribute ID tags to my friends, and they would assume the role of my employees. My strengths always seemed to lean more towards getting my classmates together so we could learn in groups.

 Is there a story behind the Kapruka name?

Literally translated from Sinhala to English, the word describes a wishing tree. Additionally, I wanted a name that easily rolls off the tongue, one that you cannot misspell. The name also does not limit me to one particular industry, it has even given me the freedom to trade services.

“I am also lobbying for entrepreneurship to be taught in schools. If we can learn about history, I don’t see why entrepreneurship is not part of the curriculum.”

Can you recall some defining moments in your career?

The first would have to be my initial orders that ranged from around 2 to 3 a week. Then I remember making my first million dollars. Eventually that turned into 10 million dollars and we kept growing. After Kapruka reached its peak, I appointed a new CEO to take lead of the business so that I could spend time on developing new ventures.

What other ventures are you currently occupied with?

One is called the Global Shop; this allows people to order from Amazon and Ebay with relative ease. Then have Grasshoppers. This is a business that facilitates the deliveries of other ecommerce websites and social media sellers in Sri Lanka. Java Lounge is also another one of my ventures in the local 3 café space.

 Do you think entrepreneurs have an abundance of opportunities in Sri Lanka?

In most developed companies, their economies are driven by it startups, for instance, Japan was completely developed by thousands of entrepreneurs. Sri Lanka on the other hand is a blank sheet, ready to be painted by all the unique ideas that entrepreneurs bring to the table. Having said, I believe that there are plenty of opportunities in Sri Lanka.

 In your view, what role should the government play in supporting entrepreneurs?

Governments do not need to intervene with the establishment of entrepreneurs. Personally, I prefer if they left me alone to do what I want to do. If you really want to establish yourself, you wouldn’t wait for the government to come and support you.

Do you believe that there are social issues which hinder the establishment of entrepreneurs?

For the most part, Sri Lanka is rural. In other words, there are so many rough gems around that need to be polished so that their ideas can be brought out into the light. What these individuals lack is the necessary soft skills. I believe that this is where the government should come in, help these individuals in developing their people, presentation and communication skills. I am also lobbying for entrepreneurship to be taught in schools. If we can learn about history, I don’t see why entrepreneurship is not part of the curriculum.

What are some instances in which a venture can fail?

If you think about it, setting up your own business is like jumping off a mountain and figuring out how to fly on the way down. If you crash, it is most likely because a pilot project was not conducted; it is important to remember to take baby steps. Even though this is the opposite of what most people say, you need to know when to give up as well. What I mean by this is, if you know that a venture is failing, have the courage. to give it up and start over with a fresh idea.

Do you have plans to expand internationally?

Kapruka is very stable at the moment so I do not have plans of taking it to other countries. However, Kapruka has led to the development of Grasshoppers, the wheels of ecommerce. The challenge isn’t to deliver a product to Rajagiriya, rather, it lies in delivering something to a rural village in Ratnapura. My next goal is to take the Grasshoppers network to other developing countries where rural deliveries are difficult to do.

 What would you want the next generation of entrepreneurs to know?

Improve your soft skills. A lot of young entrepreneurs have great ideas. but they cannot look eye to eye with a person. This is because they are too shy about being vocal regarding their ideas. Vulnerable people like this are at risk of falling into the hands of the wrong investor who may take them for granted. You might know how to walk the walk. but you must how to talk the talk as well.

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Send Gifts to Negombo

Want to send gifts to Negombo? With Kapruka, it is just a piece of cake now…

What is the delivery fee to Negombo?

Delivering a product is basically the most important part of sending a gift. All products are not having similar features. The state of the product (whether it is fragile or not) directly affects the quality of delivery . Therefore, Kapruka delivery team gives priority for the products accordingly. As a matter of fact, the delivery fee depends on the product and the distance. Approximately it is between Rs. 475 and Rs. 975 and can slightly vary due to valid reasons.

Top 05 Gifts sent to Negombo

Sending a gift is one of the best ways to make someone feel special. This is the exact reason why Kapruka is popular among people. We always provide trendy ways to celebrate special moments and ultimately it helps to strengthen your relationships. Negombo is a beautiful city where you can find people who genuinely love and care. For that reason, we witnessed a wide variety of gifts sent to Negombo. Among all, below are the most popular.

1) Cakes

There is no need to explain the popularity of Kapruka cakes because they are the symbol of perfection. The most interesting fact about Kapruka cakes is that they are aimed at a big audience. Kapruka cakes are created focusing on different occasions. We already know about Anniversary, Birthday and General Cakes. Interestingly, a new category was born recently targeting Hen and Bachelor Parties as well. Since Kapruka cakes update according to the interests of our customers, the popularity never dies.

2) Fruit/ Vegetable Baskets

This is a healthy gift and when considering the contemporary trends, Fruit/ Vegetable baskets are considered to be chic and worthy. Kapruka provides extra attention towards the quality of the products because we know it is extremely important to deliver them in good quality. This is a very good choice irrespective of any occasion and it can always add colors to any moment.

3) Flowers

Offering flowers is an undying trend. We introduce various flower arrangements for different occasions. This category is frequently updating because it is fast moving and trendy. We also provide the opportunity for the customers to customize the arrangements according to their wish because we believe in their creativity.

4) Chocolates

 

This is a sweet gift for your loved ones. A chocolate is a secret way of expressing how much a person mean to someone. We have a wide variety of chocolates that suit your taste buds and this category is mostly popular among the youth.

5) Fashion Items

Fashion is always updating. Receiving trendy items as gifts gives the best feeling ever. For that reason, we have partnered with the best brands to offer you the greatest fashion items. Moreover, we have made it easy for you to select items by providing necessary details like sizes and colors.

Why we do this?

Because we want people to connect and maintain relationships –We will never let your relationships fall apart due to long distance or busy life schedules. With e-commerce, the whole world is a global village now. We suggest new ideas for you to manage your life easily.

Because it is not a conventional method – Clichéd  methods do not bring out genuine pleasure because they are too conventional. Kapruka always introduce new ideas to deviate from monotony.

Because everybody loves surprises – Surprises are the best remedies for a cheerful life. We never know the psychological conditions of our loved ones. Yet, if we take a few minutes to make a person realize how much he/she mean to us, it will help to end depression and anxieties. It is just your genuine thought that matters.

Because life is so easy when everything is reachable – Because of your tight schedules, we introduce smart ways to make your life easy. Now almost everybody is familiar with the concept of E-Commerce. Therefore, there is no need to worry about buying necessary items you need. Everything will be at your doorstep just in time.

Because we love to see everybody celebrating their  moments – Earning money is important, but at the same time spending money is the most vital part. If you do not spend money to enjoy your moments, what is the use of all your efforts? At the end of the day, it is always nice to have beautiful memories that you can talk about.

Kapruka delivers products not only in Negombo, but also island-wide.  Let your loved ones feel your affection towards them. Life is too short for worries and anxieties. So make your life easy by this interesting platform and witness the beauty of your relationships.

 

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Kapruka Ladies Day Out 2019

 

This is an awesome day spent with fun and laughter. Kapruka Ladies are born to enjoy their moments irrespective of their seniority or positions. That’s why they create space for themselves to enjoy in cheerful ways and they never forget to add some essence of adventure and excitement which make them exceptionally unique.

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Naughty cake for a Hen’s Parties in Sri Lanka

Naughty cakes…

Greedy Lover

 

Naughty Girl

 

Passionate Lust

 

Baby Stripper

 

The Fantasy

 

Dark Lady

Top 5 reasons why you should celebrate Hen Parties

 

1) because it is the trend now – Earlier Hen parties were popular in western countries and gradually this trend expanded to eastern countries like Sri Lanka, India etc. New trends are always fun because they have a curious amusement hidden.
2) because it is the best celebration before marriage (or may be in your whole life) – Hopefully you will be married only once in your lifetime 😉 So you definitely should celebrate your carefree life which has less commitments. You will never get that feeling after.
3) because it is always joyous to have some wicked humor in a celebration – What we enjoy differs with our age. Youth is a very interesting group which has a curious and a creative mind. The most funny jokes may surely have some mischievous sense of humor which is hilarious.
4) because life is too short to be serious – life is not always a competition because it is sometimes a celebration. Once you start enjoying your special moments in life you will realise how beautiful the life is.
5) because Kapruka suggests you the best ways to enjoy your life – we as Kapruka, always try to make your life convenient and fun. We show you how life should be enjoyed and we always give priority to your interests.

Looking for some mischievous cakes to add a little bit of unexpected fun and surprise?  You can always make your occasions overflow with some wicked humor. This is specially introduced naughty cakes from Kapruka.com for Hen parties and bachelor parties.

 

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Grasshoppers is the logistics industry disruptor that Sri Lanka needs.

Interview with Kapruka and Grasshopper founder—ecommerce pioneer, Dulith Herath

 

All over the world, the logistics industry is facing a new era of unprecedented change;  and like all change, this brings both risk and opportunity. Constantly evolving technology, new market entrants, new customer expectations, volatile realities and new cooperative business models; across the globe, these challenges were answered by a visionary brands like Amazon and Zipline; for Sri Lanka, the answers came from the logistics groundbreaker ‘Grasshoppers’ that is responsible for opening up some of the best possible futures in the industry. Joining in for an exclusive interview, Grasshopper’s founder Dulith Herath opened up the conversation saying that for logistics “digitisation and customer expectations evolve so fast, that the industry is in no position to be complacent to these massive shifts.” He added that new technologies and new market behaviours are enabling efficiency optimisations and new operating models that were previously impossible, and that Grasshoppers taps right into these opportunities. 

 

“Small and medium brick and mortar retailers x local logistics entrepreneurs, is our magic mix”

According to Herath, Grasshoppers currently delivers an approximated 5,000 parcels a day—a phenomenal 350% growth within a year. He speculates the number to be 25,000 a day by October 2021 considering the continuing increase in online retail within the island. He shared that the majority of these deliveries come through small and medium operations that use e-commerce as a secondary selling portal. “These are small and medium retailers; and I think they’re doing the right thing. We all know that brick-and-mortar retail, as we know it, will die in the next twenty to thirty years; and when that happens, these brands can transition gradually into the digital realm. We’re quite excited about being a part of that journey with them; and foresee the major role that Grasshoppers will have to play when this completely digitised retail industry takes root in Sri Lanka.

 

But, that’s not all. Grasshoppers has another big reason for their remarkable success. “We work with local logistics entrepreneurs through our area hubs, and on the road. These entrepreneurs work in collaboration with us, as independent professionals, and this relationship has worked really well. The sense of empowerment that  our logistics entrepreneurs have is what sets Grasshoppers delivery and service apart from the rest,” Herath adds.

 

Bringing traceability, transparency and reliability to cross border e-commerce for the consumers in Sri Lanka

Herath turns the conversation to one of the greatest woes of Sri Lankan consumers who purchase from online retailers overseas; “After an ecommerce product passes through the Sri Lankan border and comes under the local postal service, it is no longer traceable. This is something that holds back many consumers. But Grasshoppers can change this situation and give radical accessibility to any international retailer shipping to Sri Lanka, no matter where they are from in the world,” says Herath. “We can give traceability at a cost that is almost identical to that of the postal service here. Currently, there are over 15,000 packages that the SL postal service delivers daily, but this operation is not profitable to anyone as it is handled as regular post. Grasshoppers can bridge this gap and play a big role as a cross border logistics provider for markets in Sri Lanka.

 

Reliable, systemised and automated middle-mile logistics for businesses in Sri Lanka

One of Grasshoppers’ most interesting B2B propositions is its proposition to bridge the retailer or the first-mile logistics provider, with the delivery point. Herath says that large corporations, especially FMCG companies, with traditional operational models can benefit from this set-up because Grasshoppers is a reliable and systemised entity with islandwide reach that they can partner with. “And, it’s not just reliability or systematic traceability we offer; collaborating with Grasshoppers is also an opportunity for traditional companies to build automation into their operations. See, the world is changing, and workforces are changing rapidly. The young workforces demand companies to automate systems and work more transparently; this is a great way to bring that into your company logistics,” clarifies Herath.

 

Heralding in change with radical partnerships from around the world

For Grasshoppers, the disruption that they bring into Sri Lankan logistics is not limited to seeing the future through the perspective of their own brand expansion alone. The company is interested in being an active influencer in the direction of change that the Lankan logistics sector will undergo as it embraces global tides. “We’re not looking at changing the logistics sector alone; the global partnerships we are about to bring to Sri Lanka are the kinds that will really drive a big shift in the way we approach logistics here. For example, our latest collaboration is with Zipline—a real groundbreaker in terms of using drone technology to create speed and precision to deliver things that really matter—like blood to save a life. We will be working with Zipline in Sri Lanka within the next seventy days to start delivering emergency packages around the island using drones. The donation of a blood donor in Jaffna can reach the emergency unit of the hospital in Colombo within an hour. Isn’t that remarkable?,” Herath says. Here, Grasshoppers will be the local partnership for Zipline, delivering not only blood, but even extremely urgent packages around the country at unprecedented speeds, through drone technology.

 

This is the future. This is where logistics will evolve in the next ten years without a doubt; but, instead of waiting for these shifts to hit us in the face, we’re heralding in the transformation. This means that by the time it is the norm for a consumer to have a drone deliver their package quickly, transparently and at a minimal cost, Grasshoppers would already be there. It’s the logistics disruptor that Sri Lanka needs,” concluded Herath. 

 

Grasshoppers is an award winning logistics operation, and is part of the Kapruka business group that pioneered the e-commerce in Sri Lanka. For more information on Grasshoppers reach info@grasshoppers.lk 

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