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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.

Posted by Rachitha in Review Articles

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Curious Angel in Review Articles

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.

Posted by Curious Angel in Review Articles