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How to send gifts to Sri Lanka online

Sending Gifts To Sri Lanka

Hurray! There is an amazing and juicy gifting service open to all Sri Lankan’s all over the world. Have you thought of having a delivery service that can deliver gifts to your loved ones here in Sri Lanka without you having to go through any stress at all? Well, it could have been your thoughts since forever, but it is now a reality. Kapruka.com  has made it easy to reach out to your loved ones in Sri Lanka with amazing gifts.

For many people, they get angry and sad about getting fewer gifts or no gifts at all from their loved ones outside Sri Lanka. Well, it might not be their fault. It’s only because they are yet to find out about Kapruka.com. With us, you do not even need to be around your friends and family before you can show affection and love to them. You can easily order your gift item from our website while we deliver them to wherever and whoever you want in Sri Lanka.

Gifts are the greatest token of affection you can use to celebrate your loved ones. It’s a valid substance you can use to make them feel loved and appreciated for being a part of your life. You need to be there for them with your gift either to motivate or appreciate them. Kapruka services have over 50 categories of beautiful and special gifts to bless, motivate, and appreciate your loved ones. Birthday presents including flowers and cakes are also part of the items you can order to gift your loved ones. We are all about showing you how easily you can get gifts delivered to your loved ones in Sri Lanka.

Why You Should Send Gifts To Your Loved ones

We all have people in our lives, whether parents, wife, sister, brother, friend, fiancee, etc that we hold dearly. Sending gifts to these people is just a simple and big way to show them that you value them being in your life. The following are reasons why you need to get Kapruka services to send gifts to your loved ones in Sri Lanka:

  • They Are Special, Make Them Feel It

Everyone in your life is special, you may not say it often, but need to show them that you feel they are special.  Your Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Uncle, Aunt, Lover, Friends, and Boss are all special. Gifting them is a way to show them that they have a place in your heart. It makes them feel special and help them know that you are thinking about them. This excellent way of showing affection will only make your relationship stronger. Let the people in your life feel special by sending gifts to them through Kapruka.com

  • It’s My Birthday, What Are You Waiting For

Regardless of age, everyone loves to receive gifts on their birthday. Show your loved ones some love by coming through for them on their birthday. Kapruka services can help you with delivering the cake, cookies, chocolate, flowers, and other amazing presents on our website. Selecting a perfect gift for the celebrant won’t stress you out as we’ve got nice and special gifts that the celebrant will treasure.

  • Gift Is A Token Of Appreciation

How about sending some gifts to your little cousin for topping the class. You can send gifts to encourage, motivate, and reward your loved ones for their achievement. This simple but great act can earn you the award of the best relative of the year. Every time they see your gift, they will want to do more.

  • To Build Stronger Ties

If you want to crest your name in the heart of your loved ones, then you need to cultivate the act of sending them gifts. Maybe in one of your conversations, your niece talked about what she aspires to be, you can gift her with school supplies that will help her study better to achieve her goals. Little things like this go a long way to strengthen our relationships with people around us.

Gift Items You Can Find At Kapruka.com

Kapruka.com is a versatile e-market where you can find just everything you may want to gift to your loved one. Diverse items are available here, all you have to do is make your selection and order without stress. The categories of gift items at Kapruka.com include the following but not limited to Cakes and Bakery, Food and Restaurants, Hampers and Fruit Baskets, Global Shop and Cross Border, Chocolates and Greetings, Jewellery, Electronics, Toys and Kids, Gift Vouchers, Top Searched Products, Speciality Gifts and Services, Clothing and Fashion, Gift for Events, etc.

There’s virtually everything you want here, all kinds of items that anyone would easily fall in love with. Amazingly, you do not need to stress about getting it across to them as we run a delivery service that ensures that these gift items get delivered at the right time. Whether you are in Sri Lanka or outside Sri Lanka, we are dedicated to delivering whatever gift item you order to your place of choice.

Why You Should Send Your Gifts Through Kapruka Services

  • You should send your gift through us as we offer local and professional gift and delivery services across Sri Lanka. Our services at Kapruka.com is strictly professional. We run a personal service, so we only work with friendly and professional staff to give you the best experience working with us.
  • Our online shop holds diverse items that leave you with a whole lot of things that are much different from the regular things you will find around. Our items are special and will save you from sending a boring gift to Sri Lanka.
  • The quality of our items is exceptional. Kapruka is a credible online store with high-quality items. We only stock the best because our utmost priority is to serve you with the best. Our shop allows Sri Lankans to send high-quality gift items to their loved ones.
  • A lot of people are already testifying to how smooth our delivery is. Everyone deserves to experience it! When you shop for gifts from Kapruka.com, the gifts for delivered directly to who you want to give the item to in Sri Lanka. Also, if you want the delivery to be a surprise, we are up for it!
  • We at Kapruka.com offer our services at better prices. We do not hike the price of items as we want every Sri Lankan to enjoy the great services we have brought. You are getting your pay’s worth for every service we carry out for you.

About Kapruka.com

Kapruka.com is an e-market and gift shop developed to help Sri Lankans all around the world order and get gifts delivered to their loved ones in Sri Lanka. We have been making our customers happy for 15 years and we do not hope to stop. We have a responsive website and a team of professional and experienced staff who are dedicated to making every customer happy with our services. We bridge the gap between you and your loved ones in Sri Lanka by helping you to put a smile on their faces with special gifts and treats.

Sending gifts to your loved ones in Sri Lanka just got easy and better with Kapruka.com.

 

 

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Kapruka Fruit and Vegetable Gift Baskets

Look no further, you have found us, your ultimate destination for gift giving.  Looking for a perfect gift can be frustrating and exhausting.  You aren’t looking for just a gift, but to give that special someone the “wow” experience that they deserve.  But where do you look first?  Luckily, we have you covered with the perfect gift: Fruit and vegetable gift baskets.

 

Fresh fruit baskets  are a splendid way to show your affection and they are fantastic gifts for a multitude of occasions including, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, valentines, and even just to say thank you.  And to make the gift giving even better, fruit basket deliveries can be lighter on your wallet, easy to send, and even more special for the recipient when they receive your custom heartfelt note.

Kapruka offers fruit basket gifts unlike any other. These baskets come in many different packages to that you can set the tone of your perfect gift.  If you are looking to send a romantic gift to a significant other, we have fruit baskets that include oranges, apples, juicy grapes and are topped off with a bottle of red grape wine to dial up the romance.  As for a thank you or care package gift, our basket featuring freshly picked fruit and savory snacks works fabulously. Treat that person to a munchable gift that they can enjoy at home or on the go.

Kapruka’s fruit and vegetable gift baskets are also a great choice for a foodie.  If you know someone that like to cook or try new exotic foods, we might have just the gift.  Our medium vegetable box gift offers a wide variety of fresh vegetables from top selling farmer’s markets in Sri Lanka.  This is a delicious way to offer that foodie of yours the chance to try new foods and recipes.

You are guaranteed to find the fruit gift basket of your dreams here at Kapruka.  With us, you can leave your worries of imperfection behind as we promise to deliver your special someone with the gift that makes them feel as special as you know they are.

 

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Social Media Ban: Did they push it too far?

On that Day…

As news broke on Easter Sunday of the multiple blasts in Sri Lanka officials adopted a Social Media ban for the second time in the recent past as means of avoiding the spread of disinformation. In view of the sense of panic which could have heightened with false information that started spreading on unverified blasts and alleged attempts of bombings, the ban itself served its specified purpose of managing information through official and verified channels i.e main stream media.  And the topic of the relentless spread of online misinformation and what to do about it was a hot topic at the recent TED conference in Vancouver, where a series of speakers described the internet as being “broken” with fake news leading to sometimes fatal real-world consequences. But there is also serious and valid concerns rising on the government making snap decisions with Facebook, Whatsapp, Youtube, Viber and Instagram being among the platforms temporarily shut down and opened up again only 9 long days after.

GOSL did the right thing BUT…

While completely respecting the concern for national security and prevention of misinformation, a more holistic view is required on these arbitrary bans that have overarching implications. A comprehensive ban of social media channels as done in China is one extreme but at the very least a consistent one. The stops and starts approach that Sri Lankan seems to adopt, and this is by no means confined to its social media policy, creates far reaching implications than the mere cosmetic estimation on national security. In a digital age thousands of businesses have begun to depend on Facebook and Instagram to drive their commercial intentions. Majority of the small businesses in Sri Lanka depend solely on the online channel and have come to a dead stop over the past few days. While many may argue that all trade and commerce suffered in the aftermath of the bombings and digital commerce is no exception, the direct ban on the very infrastructure of operating this segment of business results in deep scars and may even mean a death knell to some.

Deep Scars to Sri Lankan Online Entrepreneurs…

Leaving aside the sheer loss of confidence, already millions worth of ads that have been sold have not been delivered to the predicted traffic. The virtual stop of 9 days also means that the viability of social media channels going forward needs to be rebuilt from scratch. Other markets can also easily take our lead of pulling the plug intermittently which complete breaks the commercial eco-system. So with the negative precedence set to other markets, Companies like Facebook can even consider excluding Sri Lanka indefinitely. Whatsapp alone is a major informal hub of business transaction. From Hotel/ Travel bookings for smaller outfits to free-lance services from a range of professionals to the international connectivity the platform is a major conduit to Sri Lanka’s business space. The overnight drop of traffic on Youtube alone is causing havoc with earnings of Youtubers plummeting to zero. The sudden abnormal traffic trends that would emerge on Google analytics means it would degrade traffic quality and the ad payouts to Sri Lankan channel content.  Trending lists freeze as the Sri Lankan view patterns become abnormal and CPM for Sri Lanka will reduce further discouraging content creators. Countries such as Norway enjoys 55$ CPMs while India is at 5.5$.

 

In the new world, policy makers and regulators need to wake up and smell the coffee that gone are the days that governments and mainstream media could control information flows. For better or for worse, that power is now decentralized. The extent of benefit derived from a social media ban in controlling a larger failure of the political and security apparatus is unknown and can only be surmised. But the value of social media in countering myths, misconceptions and prejudices cannot be underestimated. Sri Lanka now needs to move to a new phase in its digital transformation to optimize these tools towards enlightened engagement. Bans won’t take us there. Dialogue with professionals and users who understand the animal is the first step on the road to meaningful and consistent digital democracy.

 

Dulith Herath

Founder / Chairman – Kapruka.com

Co-Founder / Chairman – Grasshoppers

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E-commerce Delivery in Sri Lanka…..!!!

At present, when it comes to online shopping a new generation of customers who value convenience, time and cost saving over other means, has embraced the Sri Lankan e-commerce culture with such priority. Globally, e-commerce is one of the fastest growing industries; however, in Sri Lanka it is at the primary stages of its adaptation to this new wave of innovative culture. Hence, every day is a new learning experience to the Sri Lankan e-commerce industry, with the use of new trends and best practices. This would eventually allow fully utilizing and reaching the full potential of e-commerce in Sri Lanka.

The rapid advancements in information technology (IT), has allowed the Sri Lankan e-commerce delivery services to grow into a competitive arena. One of the factors that had contributed to this remarkable progress is the country’s high penetration in mobile phones. According to census and statistics, every citizen in Sri Lanka owns at least one or two mobiles and the amount of smart phones available in the country has surpassed the national population levels. This has created a platform for citizens where, it has allowed them to gain an exposure to the e-commerce industry in both locally and internationally.

Furthermore, the Sri Lankan e-commerce delivery services now provide items related to medicine, household, clothing and kids (Clothes, toys etc.), construction, machineries etc. and services related to travel, education, hospitals etc. This has become a competitive medium of trade as, it tends to avoid the intermediary and so forth hence, it has proven to be more cost effective and efficient when compared with other means.

This has enabled Sri Lankans to seek more services via e-commerce means as, it is one of the high cost-effective means compared to other physical delivery services. In addition, they offer variety of discounts while providing a high quality range of services and goods.

Last Mile Delivery…

One of the biggest challenges that many local e-commerce sites face is the issue of ‘on-time product delivery’ in rural areas due to the lack of service in last mile delivery.

The “last mile” of e-commerce fulfillment, the processes and systems involved in making sure final delivery is efficient – is getting plenty of attention these days. New models that are introduced for managing the “last mile “such as,         “click and collect” locations and added cost pressures in the form of tougher dimensional pricings from parcel carriers are forcing closer scrutiny for the last-mile processes.

Many reputable Sri Lankan e-commerce delivery services tend to sustain in providing fast-paced solutions to its customers. As a result, they use ways such as,  ‘a fix date delivery’, ‘collect at your local store’, ‘Next day delivery’, ‘same day delivery’, ‘two hour delivery’ etc. to ensure that the customer experiences a better service. However, the most popular solution provided is the ‘fix-date delivery service’ as, this gives a better closure to the customers on their product deliverables and also due to the fact that many Sri Lankan e-commerce delivery services aren’t capable of providing fast-paced courier services such as ‘Same Day Delivery’. This is mainly due to the lack of resources such as, warehousing, stocks, raw materials, skilled labor, vehicles, updated logistics etc.

Grasshoppers…

 

Grass hoppers is yet another venture from the Sri Lankan entrepreneur and E-Commerce Guru Mr. Dulith Herath.

As a serial entrepreneur himself, nothing gives his to joy as much as seeing and helping someone else to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. Achieving Dreams together is his concept for this. Grasshoppers success stories are not only about how successful their E – commerce deliveries are, but also about empowerment and giving wings to entrepreneurial dreams of many Sri Lankans united under one flag across the country. They continue to disrupt the conventional notions of e-commerce delivery in Sri Lanka. Grasshoppers concept keeps evolving and they are looking at using the coastal shape of Sri Lanka to actualize “Middle Mile” delivery from hub to hub.

Impotence part of  in here is The “Last Mile” to deliver to the end customer will be completed by a Grasshopper! (Entrepreneurs who are join with grasshoppers) Grasshoppers not only underpinning local entrepreneurs, they are creating jobs by providing more people with the opportunity to Be Their Own Boss by joining the Grasshopper delivery chain.

It is Kapruka.com’s unique delivery fulfillment arm with the promise of offering the cheapest and the quickest service in door-to-door delivery in Sri Lanka. At Grasshoppers  intend to revitalize the courier network in Sri Lanka and to be the chosen partner for various leading brands, local industrial experts and rising local and global businesses. Each delivery is a mission for them to build a long-term trusted relationship with their stakeholders. This encouraged them to create innovative systems and time definite delivery schedules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour with Kapruka Traval Desk Under Your Fingertips…!!!

Why do we travel…?

 

 We all travel for different reasons, some people travel for business, others for pleasure. The reasons people travel might be different from one person to the next. Can you imagine what is life without traveling? Is it possible? Whatever your reason is, traveling is a part of people’s life. We all travel. The reason behind that is up to you

  • Some people travel to make friends
  • Some people travel to get close to their loved ones.
  • Some people love to travel alone.
  • Some people love to travel for adventure.
  • Some people travel to learn

So, whatever your reason for embarking on a trip in sri lanka, take a moment to consider why you are going & How you are going. What are you looking for on your travels? plan a trip with Professional Driver, have a think – travel with a purpose, and some understanding about what you want to achieve. Travel with passion.

Why do you Rent a Vehicle with Professional Driver?

  • Freedom of movement
  • Money saving
  • Comfort
  • Affordability
  • Low cost travelling
  • Safety

This is why people choosing vehicle rental services for their travel needs.

Common Issues that Customer has being faced in renting a car…

When renting a vehicle, the customer faces a plethora of challenges. Owing to this, customers seem unhappy about the service of car rental reservations. Usually, the root of these problems extend from communication mishaps. Many of the problems that occur stem from incorrect information with regard to pick up and drop off locations being swapped between the vehicle rental company and the customer. Another issue that customers face is the lack of adequate service in terms of cleanliness and quality standards of the car.

For instance, a huge concern is the fact that the drivers lack sufficient knowledge about road rules and regulations. Furthermore, the drivers are not friendly and accommodating which happens to be another problem. For Sri Lanka to be in par with its other counterparts in terms of booking vehicles online, it is essential that these problems need to be minimized.

Experience the Best During Your Journey…

“Kapruka Traval Desk” is the newest E -Commerce product that has been launched to the global market by Kapruka.com in recent.

 

Kapruka “TRAVEL DESK ”  Reserve your car Today and avoid the hassle of finding a reliable rental car in Sri Lanka… https://www.kapruka.com/carRentals/rental_cars_sri_lanka.jsp

Kapruka Traval Desk is Not just another customary vehicle rental service for your everyday travel demands. This service is facilitated with an online vehicle rental reservation system which open doors for any domestic or non domestic customers to choose whichever luxurious type of vehicle to discover any beautiful destination in sri lanka.

What makes unique this service from today’s common apps and other vehicle rental services in the market that “Kapruka TRAVEL DESK” is occupied with well trained , experienced, trustworthy, and mannered travel guidance in their service

Travel desk website provides you various options which concerns your budget and the types of vehicles followed by any payment method of cash or visa/master through online. Apart from the above services specially now you can enjoy choosing ;

 

  • Airport pickup/drop off,
  • Rental fleet
  • Day packages services as well.

About Travel Desk Packages

We design the best tour package that suits the client’s needs and wants, especially their budget. We handpick the best tour destinations, the best hospitality, the best transportation, and everything “the best” to meet your requirements.

 

Where to rent a car? The choice is yours, and one of the best car rental reservation  providers is Kapruka Travel Desk..

 

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PUSHING GROCERY OFF THE EDGE TO TAKE THE E-COMMERCE PLUNGE IN SRI LANKA

Online Grocery shopping is the trickiest e-commerce nut to crack and many large supermarket chain have only made a half-hearted attempt to do so. Customers too have been slow to adopt online grocery buying. A study by Morgan Stanley recently showed 84% of shoppers still prefer to choose their grocery items personally and this has remained unchanged since 2016.

One the one side Grocery in Sri Lanka is largely MRP driven and extremely price sensitive hence margins can be deemed too slim for the additional logistics of home delivery. On the other side the grocery customer does not have an incentive to shop online unless the inventory provides choice and thereby a meaningful basket size to take the online plunge. The challenges surrounding the delivery of fresh is another major psychological constraint. In a market where going to the Sunday pola is still the things to do, the idea of relying on the online channel for freshness seems unrealistic.

I absolutely love to crack these hardest nuts and going into the 2nd phase of Kapruka’s engagement with Sri Lanka’s leading supermarket it’s important to look in the eye of these large players and tell them exactly how to make online grocery a winner.

 

Online Must Be About Choice

One obvious advantage is choice. At the store your space is limited to your shelf and the number of brands and SKU’s on shelf is limited by the masterfile. Online grocery should be about offering that choice and more to the customer.

Local Store Feeding a Region Works

Logistics is the other make or break game that can be made the advantage in online channel. Most go for the very traditional fulfillment model which is the inventory model. It simply means you have a certain inventory that is dedicated in your warehouse ready to be shipped on demand. But this requires a lot of holding costs and opportunity costs become huge. The hyperlocal modal on the other hand is the model for scalability and most new entrants in the field opt for this. Going hyperlocal means plugging the last mile logistics to the local store with each of them feeding their region.

No Frills No Fat Channel

So, in this 2nd phase with Cargills Food City, https://www.kapruka.com/shops/specialGifts/spotlights.jsp?t=foodcity Kapruka is navigating with the giant to go hyperlocal- and with that to relook at some of the cost structures that get in the way of seeing the potential of online grocery.

The beauty of E-commerce is that it is a completely different beast to traditional brick and mortar retailing. It carries none of the frills or the fat layers of your store that’s plugged with innumerable front-end costs from shelf space, to sales staff, to electricity that squeeze margins. It is essentially a high margin model that can simply take-off on the already sunk costs of physical stores and warehouses.

Online Grocery is without doubt an economically challenging space. But increasingly with the willingness to innovate coupled with scalability some large players like Whole Foods partnering Amazon and Walmart going it alone are cracking this nut.

So, while the store experience is here to stay for Grocery, agility and willingness to change can make e-commerce a plunge worth taking. Backed by Kapruka and its Grasshoppers infrastructure that is transforming the last-mile delivery in Sri Lanka it really time to decide to take that leap or simply watch from the edge.

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Sri Lanka Valentine’s Day

Get Valentine’s Day Gifts and Flowers Online with Island Wide Delivery.

Love is a commitment. It’s not something you can force yourself into nor a noun or a verb. Love takes many different shapes and forms. Sometimes it feels more passionate than other times, sometimes it feels intense and strong, and sometimes it feels safe and steady. But regardless of the form, the root of love is a constant it is always there, just dressed up differently. It is something truly magical, because of love, you will do things without a rhyme or a reason. And sometimes love is the only reason you need.

Kapruka is the one stop solution to find the perfect gift for that special someone who makes your heart skip a beat. We decided to help you out by answering some frequently asked questions, mostly by guys who are not always “romantic beings” but then panic starts creep in as Valentine’s draws near and the Girlfriends keeps on hinting, and asking about their Valentine’s plan.

Send/Gift Valentines day flowers and gifts online or Online Valentine’s flower delivery.

For starters click on this    Flowers and Gifts

Just one click and browse through a virtual garden of flowers dedicated for love with the cutest collection of goodies ranging from chocolates, cakes, teddy bears, pens, perfumes.. you name it.. we have it.

Kapruka has a team of dedicated employees with a massive fleet of vehicles dedicated to deliver your valentine’s gift or flowers the day you want. If there is any company that can deliver your surprise Valentine’s gift, flower arrangement or just a simple rose it is Kapruka. We provide an Island wide delivery service where you can easily place the order online from where ever you are in Sri Lanka or across the Oceans and make sure that your lover is delighted with a simple gesture may it be in Point Pedro or Dondra Head. We are your very own Valentine’s Day Florist shop.

Best and Beautiful flower arrangements,Flower bouquets and gifts for Valentine’s Day.

This Valentine’s season, Kapruka has curated some unique and eye catching flower arrangements that can guarantee to surprise your lady oh and do not forget fresh aroma of the flowers.. its honestly electrifying. Check them out on

 Bouquets  and Flower Arrangements

Get Red roses delivered on Valentines day

Yes we have Red roses! we can deliver a single rose or a whole bunch of roses, as tradition goes the number of roses sent sends a hidden message

A single rose – often gifted to those you love, a single rose indicates ‘love at first sight’.

2 Roses – you would gift two single roses to those you are deeply in love with.

3 Roses – ‘I love you’.

4 Roses – the perfect way to say ‘nothing will come between us’.

5 Roses – a great way signify your love for a special someone. If you want to show a partner or friend how much you care for them, five roses is an ideal option.

6 Roses – signifies ‘I want to be yours’. If you’re dating someone and wish to take your relationship to the next level, gifting them with six roses is the perfect way to subtly express those feelings.

7 Roses – when considering the meaning of roses, this quantity signifies infatuation.

8 Roses – if a friend or family member is going through a tricky time, eight roses is the perfect number to gift them with as it shows support.

9 Roses – a symbol of eternal love. You would often give this exact number of roses to those you wish to spend the rest of life with.

10 Roses – a simple yet powerful way to tell a special someone ‘they’re perfect’.

11 Roses – ‘you are my treasured one’.

12 Roses – gifting someone you are fond of with 12 single roses is a simple way to ask them to be yours.

13 Roses – the meaning of roses when presented in the number 13 can either symbolise eternal friendship or a secret admirer.

14 Roses – if you’re proud of someone, 14 roses is the number to choose.

15 Roses – if you’ve done something to upset someone and wish for forgiveness, opt for 15 roses.

16 Roses – say ‘Bon Voyage’ with 16 roses.

17 Roses – this is the number of roses you would gift your wife, be it on her birthday or another special occasion.

18 Roses – if you wish to tell a loved one to ‘stay young and beautiful’, gift them with 18 roses, a symbol of sincerity and trueness.

19 Roses – the number of roses to give someone you plan to wait for.

20 Roses – symbolic of sincerity and belief.

21 Roses – show your commitment with a bouquet of 21 roses.

22 Roses – this quantity boasts two meanings – togetherness and luck.

24 Roses – let a special somebody know they’re always on your mind with a gift of 24 single rose stems.

25 Roses – wish someone all the happiness in the world with 25 roses.

27 Roses – tell your wife how much you love her with 27 roses.

30 Roses – this quantity suggests faith and faithfulness.

33 Roses – signifies affection.

36 Roses – one way to remind your partner of all of the romantic moments you have shared together.

37 Roses – if you love someone from the bottom of your heart, tell them how much with the gift of 37 roses.

40 Roses – if you hold a genuine love for a special someone, this is the number to choose.

44 Roses – when you wish to pledge an unchanging and constant love.

47 Roses – this number signifies ‘you are my one and only’.

48 Roses – representative of an unchanging love.

50 Roses – unconditional love.

51 Roses – if you only have one person on your mind, choose a bouquet of 51 roses.

56 Roses – this number in a bouquet simply means ‘love’.

66 Roses – this quantity on the other hand suggests ‘my love for you will never change’.

77 Roses – this number of roses signifies ‘faith’ and that you believe the person you are gifting is your soul mate.

88 Roses – if you owe someone a rather big apology, 88 is the number of stems to choose.

99 Roses – want to let a special someone know you’ll love you till the day you die? Give them a bouquet containing 99 single rose stems.

100 Roses – a gesture of devotion.

Make sure to pick the right number of roses!!! on Roses

 

Check us out for the best online flower delivery and other gift delivery services dedicated not only to Valentine’s on

  Kapruka.com or check our Valentine’s Collection  for special Valentine’s gifts.

If you have any more Valentine’s related questions do not hesitate to leave a comment below. We are here to make sure that you have a memorable Valentine’s.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sri Lanka’s e-com pioneer Dulith Herath says in exclusive interview discussing how his network of online retail facilitators, from ‘Kapruka’ to the latest ‘Grasshoppers’, gives Sri Lankan businesses everything they need to ace the online retail game.

“Sri Lankan businesses need to take a good look at how dinosaur enterprises were affected in bigger markets across the world. They were big, once relevant but completely outdated when the digital revolution happened and the online buying culture erupted. It became a fast downfall to those dinosaurs. But, we don’t have to repeat the same mistakes here. There’s room to change, but not much time. So, now is the time you need to get behind this, before it’s too late,” says Dulith Herath. As the man who pioneered the ecommerce sector in Sri Lanka, Herath has a wealth of wisdom to offer any business on how to get their online game right. Right now, he has just completed what he calls ‘Sri Lanka’s first complete e commerce facilitator network’. For years now, Herath has been working in developing the country’s ecommerce sector through his own ventures like Kapruka and Grasshoppers; going as far as meeting Asia’s e-com king Jack Ma of Alibaba. Sharing more on this, Herath joined Daily FT for an exclusive interview where he discussed the future of e-tail, how Sri Lankan businesses are losing out by not tapping into the online marketplace, and why there are no more excuses left for local businesses to get their e commerce game on point. “It’s a do-or-die really,” he says.

“It’s not even a question to ask whether e commerce revolution will happen in Sri Lanka; it’s just a question of when, and it’s already happening”

Dulith has studied the e-commerce landscapes in markets all over the world, from US, Canada, India, China to Thailand, observing the common traits. He pointed out that everywhere, the online buying phenomenon was welcomed at different paces— but surely and most definitely, it was always welcomed by consumers to eventually dominate the everyday purchasing habits. “It’s not to say that people will never go into a shop, but traditional retail will only survive at the more experiential end of the spectrum. For everyday shopping people will always resort to convenience, and online is hard to beat in this matter.” Herath also added that in every country, the entry of a giant player with major investments would bring about a significant ‘hockey-stick’ spike in the e commerce sales causing the entire sector to grow rapidly. “We’ve seen this in every country, from Amazon to Flipkart… Because when investment comes, the concessions to convert consumers into adapters become possible, and once they convert, the it’s a matter of continuing the habit. In Sri Lanka, this happened too, and the ripples of this are felt across the entire chain…and this is exactly what I hope will happen more often here with big companies like Softlogic being present. The share that investors can also gain is massive, because they’re breaking new paths here.” He assures that it’s only a matter of time for Sri Lankan businesses to realize that without e commerce, they’re not even scratching the surface of the possibilities available in the worldwide markets. “Accessibility to the online market is there now, the question is, are you ready to work towards it?”

“The idea that the markets in the South Asian region are not ready is a myth. About 15% of the Indian market is online. It’s only 22% even in the US.”

“If you look at the biggest retailers here in Sri Lanka, they’re not online. And when I say online, I mean really online. For most, getting online is a matter of adding a shopping cart to their website, cutting a ribbon and a cake, releasing a press story and waiting for something to happen. And when nothing happens, they fire the team,  start again, maybe give a discount, and have the customers flock, take the discount and never return…so it will keep dying this natural death, and they give it up saying the market is not ready. It doesn’t work like that. For me, even if 99% of my retail is brick-and-mortar, I will still go after developing that 1% because that’s the future. You need to get into it, and be serious about it.”

Herath explains that for e commerce to really work and become a success for a company, it takes the business leaders to understand that it is the future. With global statistics pointing out that online marketplace will only continue to boom, bringing in new accessibility and market shares from every corner of the world, it seems only obvious that e commerce will be the most popular form of buying and selling tomorrow. “Leaders need to motivate their teams to keep digging at it; keep investing; keep analysing the data; keep communicating with the customer…only then, it will begin to happen. And if you invest in this now, when the primary commercial channel becomes e commerce in the very near future, you will still be in the game.”

“And remember, the world is your competition now…”

Hearth spins the conversation to zoom in on another point of view. What does radical accessibility mean to the consumers here? Will Sri Lankan consumers stay loyal to local brands that don’t take the online retail world seriously, when the same or better products are available from abroad, at the click of a button? “It’s not just the Sri Lankan businesses having access to the consumer markets across the world. It’s the other way round too… our businesses need to remember that the local consumers now have access to products from every corner of the world. They can just order what they want, and have it shipped from the other corner of the world, right to their doorstep—especially with ventures like Grasshopper that we just started where last mile delivery becomes simplified and extremely economical. So what’s stopping your consumers from switching to a international competitor now?”

Herath adds that local retailers who go online and maintain their presence in the e commerce sphere will stay at the top of the consumer mind as people spend more and more of their time focused on screens.

“Everything you need to make e commerce work in Sri Lanka is there. There are no more excuses for failing at preparing your business for the inevitable future.”

Herath has connected an entire network of businesses and collaborators that can help any company to start their e commerce success story in Sri Lanka. He says that everything from infrastructure builders to delivery is now available in the country, leaving no room to hold back on the exponential growth that online retail world offers retailers. “You cannot say that there are no payment gateways in Sri Lanka—it’s there; you cannot say that there is no consumer adaptation here in the island—it’s clearly there; you cannot say there are no last mile delivery—companies like Grasshoppers are international award-winning experts at it. So, Sri Lankan retailers really have no excuses to get their online game right. It’s the future of retail, and with everything you need available in the country, what are you waiting for? Go on, make your business future-proof.

Source- Daily FT- 22/1/2019

 

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Religious Ornaments in Sri Lanka

Find Multi Religious Ornaments and Souvenirs  in just a few clicks

Sri Lanka is a multi ethnic, multi religious country which has been scarred by numerous misunderstandings based on creed, and is finally moving away from the bleak shadow of a 30 year civil war which has left the hearts of many Sri Lankans bleeding. As a country which has a strong foundation based on religion, where religion plays a major role in moulding our culture many arts and crafts are created on a daily basis replicating prominent religious personalities and figures.

This is a very small yet active industry in Sri Lanka with many families being dedicated to making these crafts for many generations and they are mainly sold near temples, kovils and churches in small souvenir stores found around  like the many stores around the St. Anthony’s Shrine in Kochchikade.There are certain ornaments found in big department stores, however is there a way in which you can get these ornaments delivered to your very own doorstep?

Well the answer is YES! Kapruka has a collection of religious statues and ornaments which can be purchased for one’s consumption or to be gifted to a loved one. Then comes in the controversy, how can anyone sell the images of God, how can you put a value on it, especially when it involves an online site which promotes its items only using digital platforms, the Keyboard Heros become very active.

Let’s look at this in a practical perspective, think of the craftsmen and their families you are supporting, well most importantly the current tech savvy generation does not follow religion in the same manner that the older generations did, the amount of people becoming atheists is very high, even in Sri Lanka. When people become more and more occupied with their busy lifestyles the time allocated for simple things like praying or visiting a place of worship has declined in a shocking manner. It should be appreciated that these items depicting great religious figures are being sold and is readily available to be delivered to your doorstep in a medium primarily used by the younger generation. While sending a cake or a bunch of flowers it will add more value and meaning when a religious ornament or souvenier is paired up.

Think of it like this, you are a Christian girl dating a Buddhist boy and for your birthday he sends a beautiful bunch of roses and a Crucifix of Jesus, the feeling is very special isnt it?

Kapruka has a very thoughtful collection of religious ornaments and souvenirs that represent all the major religions in our beautiful country, send a thoughtful gift to your loved ones through Kapruka, as Kapruka is an organization dedicated to preserving age long cultures and spreading the positive messages preached and thought by every religion, because this is what makes Sri Lanka unique and we at Kapruka respect that.

Click on Ornaments  to order up. If you agree or disagree with us please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. 

 

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Keep Calm and Buy a Handbag Ladies!! An Ode to all Sri Lankan Shopaholics

Buy Designer Quality Handbags in Sri Lanka.

A lady’s handbag is a passage to her soul. The design of the bag shows what kind of person she is, is she simple, classy, EXTRA, Gothic, chic,artistic, practical, trendy well i can seriously throw in a lot more adjectives but in simple terms by looking at the lady’s handbag we can get to know a lot about her therefore LADIES, make sure you get hold of the most suitable handbag.

But before lets get to know about the history of handbags, well firstly handbags have been a part of human life ever since humans had precious things to carry around, picture the stone age man carrying his stones around in a small bag well that is exactly how old handbags are with time this means of carrying important things around ended up becoming a status symbol to be precise this started during the Egyptian civilization where there little bags or “girdles” were decorated with precious jewels and fast forward to the 21st century Handbags have moved away from its practical usage into a fashion statement.

What is your prediction for the future of handbags? well i personally think that handbags must be functional and beautiful. Investing in an expensive and timeless piece is always worth it. Trust me.

Here are some essentials for your handbag collection;

Black and Functional

Ladies invest on a simple black handbag because it is extremely versatile and can be carried along with any look may it be a night out or to work.

Here are a few suggestions from our collection;

Vacation Bag

We live in an island so make sure to invest your hard earned money on a nice. BIG and colourful bag. Get hold of a bag that reminds you of sunshine, specially if you are heading towards the coastal area.

But if you are traveling towards the inner lands of Sri Lanka we suggest a simple white bag, it is classy and functional with a lady like hint.

“Spice it up” bag

We all need a slightly avantgard bag something a bit more extravagant suitable for a night out after work big enough to carry all the essentials perhaps a spare pair of flats because not all of us are superwomen to be walking around in heels for hours.

The fashion industry is constantly changing and yet handbags are such timeless items that will be in existence in different shapes, sizes and forms. Do you think it is essential to change your handbags to keep up with the trends or invest in a few handbags which can be used for different occasions? comment your opinions below.

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