February, 9, 2017
- A pick-up and delivery service, offering greater convenience to buyers and sellers -
ikman.lk- Sri Lanka’s largest marketplace –announced positive growth over the past several months on the site’s popular delivery service ‘Buy Now’ as more and more buyers and sellers reap benefits from this service. ‘Buy Now’ was launched in June 2016 and as of today sees thousands of orders executed within a month.
ikman.lk receives an average of 250 orders per day via ‘Buy Now’ which continues to increase. The orders are not limited to small items. Sellers using the service can list large items for sale such as treadmills, wide screen televisions and other items similar in size, where ikman.lk takes the responsibility of delivering these goods to the door step of the buyer. Furthermore, the service offers cash on delivery adding convenience to the sellers.
The ‘Buy Now’ feature provides greater convenience to both parties. While buyers and sellers can still interact with each other, this is an added service from ikman.lk eliminating the need for buyers and sellers to meet across distances to conclude a transaction. The opportunity gives sellers to reach more buyers regardless of their geographical location. Sellers are charged a nominal fee for this service. Ikman’s return policy further adds credibility to ‘Buy Now.’ The return policy allows the buyer to open a package upon delivery and verify the content prior to making a payment. This gives the buyer the right, under reasonable conditions, to reject the item in the event of dissatisfaction.
Sharing her views on the service, Team Leader of ‘Buy Now’ Ms. Zumruth Huzain said, “ikman.lk has experienced positive growth following the launch of ‘Buy Now’. We are also happy to say that more and more people continue to rely on ‘Buy Now’ as it is a convenient and reliable service. Whenever we introduce new features, we always have the best interest of our buyers and sellers in mind. The expansion of ‘Deliveries Island-Wide’ and the introduction of ‘Deals’ have also undoubtedly contributed to this success.”
Expressing her views on ‘Deals’ Ms. Zumruth Huzain further said, “Deals’ is an additional promotional& awareness service offered to sellers subscribing to memberships which include ‘Buy Now’ on ikman.lk. Members are given the opportunity to communicate a product offer or discount for a period of one week via digital banners on the site and Ikman’s social media platform such as facebook, absolutely free of charge. This gives sellers with membership, greater exposure for their product offering, thus attracting more buyers”.
Buy Now’ is one of many value added services ikman.lk has introduced enhancing the user experience of the sites offering. Greater convenience, reliability and value addition offered to buyers and sellers have been the key success of ‘Buy Now’.