PkShip is a new service for Pakistan’s online shoppers and there is no suspicion that their business model embraces the prospective to change the subtleties of retail industry. It would open you up to Amazon, eBay, Walmart and many other e-retailers in America and Europe, permitting customers to buy directly from their online outlets at the listed prices and get products at their home in a maximum of eight days.
PkShip: A New Startup for Pakistan’s Online Shoppers
Asif Seemab, the originator and CEO of pkship.com elucidates how the startup will send on its big Unique Selling Point. PkShip users are given addresses in the US, the UK, Germany and China. Whenever they visit an online retailer and make a purchase, they will get their products to the nearest global address, from where PkShip will deliver them the packages to their address in Pakistan.
This is different compared to outlets such as homeshopping.pk, shoppingbag.pk, and yayvo.com, who distribute products from Amazon and eBay without customers making the purchase directly.
Though the service is first in Pakistan, there is a repercussion. Customers will have to be careful about what they want to buy because not every purchase will end up making economic sense. Seemab also said that they have collaborated with FedEx, UPS and DHL, three of the leading and most prominent courier services in the world, to take care of customs clearance and payment of duties.
“These courier companies go by the books so there is no reason the customs department will stop our shipments. The courier companies will pay customs duty on our shipments (on our customers’ behalf). We pay them (courier companies) after clearance and charge the same amount to our customers along with the shipping fee. It’s as simple as that.”
“PkShip is paying huge money to these courier companies in order to complete the customs documentation to ensure timely clearance at customs
He further said:
“The rule of thumb is that the prices of branded products will always be cheaper on the brand’s own outlet/website. So our business model is eliminating the middle-men to pass on maximum savings to the final customer.”
Seemab says the endeavor is also going to endow the ‘Deals’ page at pkship.com to save customers’ time in finding “deep discounted products across the world.”
“We’re writing power algorithms in order to update our page for deep discounted deals.”
In this way, PkShip also wishes to help users in finding goods that can be delivered at their doorstep low-priced from anywhere else on the web.