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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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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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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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Is Halal Important in Sri Lanka?

Is Halal Important in Sri Lanka?

I always wondered what the word “Halal” means, it appears at the back of packaging and especially at restaurants.When i researched on the true meaning of “Halal” i was surprised that it meant ‘permissible’ in Arabic where as per Islamic principles, the term Halal takes a specific, well-defined meaning where individuals who choose to adhere to Islamic law are expected to be concerned with the permissibility, or Halal aspect, of any human activity they wish to indulge in. This was indeed news to me as i always believed that Halal was only related to food and the sourcing of meat and was not very conscious of its important in Sri Lanka.

Coming back to my initial question “Is Halal Important?” YES INDEED! It is very important here in Sri Lanka as well, because we are living in a multi ethnic, multi religious country where we respect each other or else we should respect each other. Owing this reason, it is very important to accommodate information and details regarding Halal Certification and Halal Compliance for our Muslim friends.

Kapruka has a unique service where food items from Halal Certified Sri Lankan restaurants can be ordered and sent to love ones or just enjoyed by yourself.We offer food from;

Eastern Wok

which is the 1st Halal Restaurant in Sri Lanka which was started in 1992. They offer an array of Eastern dishes ranging from noodles to sizzling lobsters with an average cost of around Rs 3000 for 2 people.
Order on Eastern Wok

Mango Tree

A Halal certified Indian restobar famous for its North Indian Cuisine.LKR 3000 for two peopel (approx.)
Order Mango Tree

Indian Summer

Indian Summer has something to appeal to any palate and anyone being Halal certified as well offering a wide range of Authentic North Indian dishes. LKR 3500 for two people (approx.)
Order on Indian Summer

Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen offers 233 choices inspired by Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, European and Middle Eastern cuisines.LKR 3500 for two people (approx.)
Order on Urban Kitchen

Manhattan Fish Market

At the Manhattan Fish Market, our guests are served with lip-smacking American-style seafood.LKR 4500 for two people(approx.)
Order on Manhattan Fish Market
In conclusion it is important to be inclusive and we at Kapruka understand that perfectly. If you are feeling hungry or you want to surprise someone with a yummy meal, Kapruka got you covered.

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