Bigsmall.in – One stop online destination for Unique, Quirky & Fun filled Gifts
Incepted in May 2015, bigsmall.in was driven by the passion of Yatin and Aman Hans.
Yatin, a marketing grad from Esade Business School with prior experience of working with big shot production companies like Reebok India, O&M (BMW brand) and 91springboard. He has also been involved with the activities of major eCommerce players like dealsandyou and Degustabox, a spanish eCommerce venture in Barcelona.
Aman, on the other hand is the geeky brain behind Bigsmall.in. A computer science engineer with prior experience of working with 3 different startups, Leh Leh Sports, Festivalas, and 91mobiles.
Bigsmall.in is an online shop to find the perfect gift for any occasion. With a unique believe that every day in one’s life is an occasion to make your dear one smile.
They believe in surprising their customers with quirky and uncanny products. From creative gifts to out-of-the-box problem solvers, with an are on a mission to make such uncommon and awesome goods accessible to everyone sitting at home. With a few clicks over the internet, your experience will be right up your door.
How did you come up with the idea of creating your own store?
Closely observing the boom in the eCommerce industry, Both Yatin and Aman’s interest in eCommerce sparked. They gave shape to their vague ideas and thought of creating an unique online store popped up. This thought soon became a passion project when Yatin realised what he wants to do with this store. The idea was to bring unique gifts and quirky things under one roof, which people haven’t experienced before.
This thought led to a lot of research which further boosted the idea and bigsmall.in was launched – An online gifting store for most unique gifts for every kind of person.
As the name suggests Bigsmall.in, the founders of the portal plan to touch everyone’s life in their own unique way. By making Bigsmall an integral part of day to day things they plans to leave a magical smile on the every face.
What is so unique about your online store?
Our store offers the most unique and funny gifts which make our customers smile and laugh. Our products are no less than solutions to weird problems and act as happy gift bombs which one loves to drop on their favorite people. With our Out Of The Box products, we try and solve some of the most unwanted or unrealised problems.
Take an example of power nap pillow, a hand pillow – A perfect armoury for anyone who always ends up sleeping on his or her hand or faces sleep trouble while travelling. Our store categories these products as out of the box, funny gifts, and offers an assortment of gifts to shop by person.
We are most of the times questioned on “How can you be sure this stuff is always awesome?” We say we;ve our own knack of doing it, at bigsmall.in we show how the product works with awesome pictures and videos. We want to make sure you understand exactly what you’re buying and what it does while we put a smile on your face at the same time.
“If we sell a product, it’s got to be curiously awesome. Since that’s our only criterion, we have something unique for everybody.”
What were the major challenges did you face while starting up?
Well we feel challenges are a part of establishing a brand, if it would have been a cakewalk then everyone would have been able to do it. Major challenges or the biggest challenge I would say was managing logistics which still exists. Setting up our website was another challenge but with the help of eCommerce platforms our life was made easy to some limit. But logistics & effectively managing the inventory continued to remain the roadblocks. We were able to find a easy solution to it but are still exploring a definite method. Well the learning & experiments continue…
Any learning you want to share with fellow entrepreneurs?
I think when you are starting out the most important thing is to believe in yourself and believe in your product. Your strong conviction in your own idea & product can help you transmit it to your customers. Also, always keep an open mind to what people are saying. Understand & observe how the market is responding to your competition products. You necessarily not have to do what they are saying but it gives you a new perspective and doesn’t let you be one dimensional. Evolve, Learn & grow every single minute.
How was your experience with KartRocket?
KartRocket has taken our website design to a whole new level. When we started, all we wanted was a basic structure so we can do business but coming to KartRocket was a whole lot more. Their design sense & personal interest in our business helped us reach the zenith levels of excellence. The Quirky touch in their designs & color palettes added a flavour to our website. Our future plans include growing to the very next level with new design & features. We would continue to stay with KartRocket as they have been one of the pillars of our growth. Our business has boomed since we have come to KartRocket. We have grown almost 300% since we have come to KartRocket.
One final say to all the aspiring entrepreneurs, our ecosystem is full of eCommerce enablers but choose that first one is really tricky go with a company with whom you see a long term vision. Who are not only implementers but visualizers of the trends.
KartRocket has empowered 3000+ entrepreneurs, SME’s and retailer with their online stores. It is not just a website builder platform, it’s an end to end eCommerce solution with all the features you require to create an online store, run & grow your online business.