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Aporv – Bangalore based Startup that sells Handicrafts Online

Aporv(http://www.aporv.com) is an online startup located in Bangalore and connects artisans to end consumers through their E-Commerce portal. Aporv, in Sanskrit, means Unique and the company is trying a unique model in partnership with the Artisan Community.

The creators of aporv.com have stated on their website that aprov.com was created in response to their own search for authentic handmade products and to overcome the difficulty in getting access to quality handicraft products.The purpose of the website is to provide consumers a better way to buy handmade products.

On a first look it appears to be modeled on the lines of Fabindia which has been the most successful organisation in connecting Artisans to the market economy. But they have several innovations and personalized features that give them a distinct identity.

The Aporv Model

Abhay N

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Abhay is the founder and managing editor of India Microfinance. He is passionate about microfinance, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship in India.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Rainu

    June 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    seems great.. but is it only online for people who wanna buy? That will be slow to generate sales.

  2. Sumit

    July 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

    This is a great website for uplifting of Indian artisans and feel a good avenue for MFI’s to get some help with the artisans.

  3. Aporv

    July 22, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Hi Rainu,
    Yes we are currently a Online player. Actually being online helps us reach out to a wider audience than being as a physical store.

  4. Rajeev yadav

    February 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Our society join your program

  5. Dheeraj Singh

    November 20, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Sir May i Intersted in to microfianance in jobs i am jobs in to capital trust sitapur on intersted in Aaditya Birla Fianance plz .good experince in Micro finance in capital trust have six year experience microfinance Dheeraj Singh email

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