The 19-year-old Store Owner/Student shares her experience with Wooplr and gives budding store owners some tips on how she made it big.
As if being a student in this day and age isn’t hard enough; with endless assignments, deadlines and exams. But once in a while comes along an extraordinary student, who is looking to do something more. Presenting Debasmita, the 19-year-old student who runs a successful store on Wooplr for the past 1 year.
We chatted with her and asked her some questions on how she manages to make great sales, obtain loyal customers and manage her time. Here’s what she had to tell us!
How do you manage your studies and store, especially when you have so many customers?
In between study breaks, I update a product or two on my Instagram business profile and make sure to let my customers know that queries shall be answered after a certain time. I usually do everything during my free time and if there’s any query from the customer’s end that needs immediate attention. I let my sister do the work and vice-versa.
What inspired you to join Wooplr?
Getting into college comes with loads of expenses and I always hated asking my parents for money. So I started looking for work which would get me paid without having my studies and tuitions compromised. And that’s when I came to know about Wooplr. The very idea of handling store and to work as a store owner that too from home and without investing a penny seemed a good deal. That’s how my journey started with Wooplr. Even after one year, I am happily managing my store and getting paid for it.
Do you follow fashion yourself? Which is your favourite brand?
No, I am not really a fashion follower. If you ask me what’s currently on trend, I would most likely not know. Also, I don’t have any particular favourite brand as it keeps changing with time. But If I have to choose, it’d be 10monochrome, Trend Arrest, and Yellow Hanger for their uber stylish clothing and apparels.
What kind of clientele do you have?
It’d be a bit of both fashion-forward and value hunter.
How did you get your first order?
I made the first transaction on my store by myself. I wanted to very sure about the quality and service before I share anything on my network. Needless to say, it worked out and today I have many loyal customers.
How do you promote your store? Any interesting tips for our store owners?
I promote everything from my Instagram business profile. I don’t spam my customers with unnecessary posts as this leads to losing followers. I just keep them updated on the latest trends. I conduct monthly giveaways for my followers and send out gifts to those loyal customers. This ensures a cordial relationship between the client and store owner.
How has owning your own store helped you grow?
I am very shy and reserved when it comes to any form of communication. But with Wooplr, I can now comfortably communicate with people. I am now much more confident about what I do and try to do to my best credibility. Hopefully, there will come a time when I’ll indeed be the CEO of my own brand.
What are your plans after graduation? #CEOgoals
This question always fills me with dread I always wanted to have my own apparel store, now that I have learnt about merchandise, marketing, customer service from Wooplr it’s much easier to start something independently. Currently, I am focusing on saving my earnings for the dream business. So let’s hope that works out! 😀