Saturday, 21 May 2016

Pre Second Anniversary Celebration Giveaway - Winner Announced!


   Thanks to all the participants who took part in our Pre Second Anniversary Celebration Giveaway and made it a success. I loved reading about all your beauty and skincare must haves but unfortunately only one participant can be declared as the winner. 

Pre Second Anniversary Celebration Giveaway - Winner Announced!

   So without much further ado, let me announce the winner's name (Chosen on basis of following of all the rules, a great answer to the contest question and enthusiastic sharing of the giveaway post.)

   Drumrolls for Meena Mehta.

   The prize hamper would be couriered by me within a fortnight of receiving the winner's contact details.
   A big congrats to the winner and for those who did not win, do not be disappointed as we would be back with a new giveaway very soon.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Keeping Fun Always On With Vodafone 'U' Prepaid Packs #FunWithU


Keeping Fun Always On With Vodafone 'U' Prepaid Packs #FunWithU

   I have had a very loyal relationship with Vodafone since more than a decade, from the very time I first owned a cell phone. It has been my primary and for most of the years the only service provider connecting me with my family, friends, colleagues and others. So when I heard that Vodafone is launching special prepaid recharge packs under the name Vodafone 'U', I knew it would be something that would interest me and also its launch would certainly be a grand affair.
   The launch of Vodafone 'U' was organized at the Hard Rock Cafe, Worli on evening of 6th May, 2016. By the time I reached the venue, it was buzzing with energy. I registered myself at the main desk and proceeded to meet my friends and quickly grabbed a seat with them.

Keeping Fun Always On With Vodafone 'U' Prepaid Packs #FunWithU

   Soon the event started with our emcee of the day, renowned VJ Gaelyn Mendonca welcoming us all and giving us a brief introduction of our hosts - Vodafone India. She then proceeded to invite Mr. Sandeep Kataria, commercial director of Vodafone India. He spoke about the youth of today and its need of being connected to each other at all times. This need made the think tanks at Vodafone come up with Vodafone 'U', a dynamic proposition offering digital benefits to keep the socially active, rapidly growing and increasingly demanding Gen Next always connected with friends, fun and the internet.

Keeping Fun Always On With Vodafone 'U' Prepaid Packs #FunWithU

   Mr. Sandeep Kataria then proceeded to officially launch Vodafone 'U' prepaid plans followed by speaking about its key features via the aid of a small visual presentation. To summarize:
- Vodafone 'U' will be offered in two packs - One for first time pack users and the other as recharge packs - Both available in large and small variants to suit different needs.
- It provides with a separate night data allowance so that the youth can keep surfing leisurely day and night and does not miss out on a single moment of fun.
- 3 closest friends can be called at a special rate of 20 p/ min so as to share the fun details of every story amongst themselves.
- Loan 60 MB of 3G/ 4G data for 2 days, when you need it the most and avoid cutting corners when running short of it.
- 2 months of unlimited free music downloads via the MyVodafone App to uplift your mood or tend to a broken heart.
   For more details about these plans, visit Vodafone 'U'.

Keeping Fun Always On With Vodafone 'U' Prepaid Packs #FunWithU

   This was followed by airing of a collaborative video by Raftaar, TVF and Kanan Gill especially made for Vodafone 'U' after which these youth icons took on the stage to entertain the crowd. While Kanan had the audience in splits with his humor, Raftaar had us swaying and clapping to the tunes of his songs 'Swag mera desi' and 'Tamanche pe disco' much later on in the evening.
   Throughout the event, the waitstaff from Hard Rock Cafe kept us satiated with delicious finger foods like cheese balls, potato wedges, garlic bread with cheese toppings and more. Drinks flowed aplenty with an open bar keeping us well hydrated and the merriment going. The staff then performed their signature 'YMCA' dance which was a big hit along and a few more numbers like 'Lean on', 'Macarena', 'Watch me nae nae' making the audience loose their inhibitions and join in the fun setting the dance floor on fire with their moves.
   Soon we left the venue as the event approached its end, feeling happy to have attended such a happening launch and also the after party. The event stayed true to its agenda of #FunWithU by being an evening filled with laughter and music to keep the Fun, always on!!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly


Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly

   Online retail sites and mobile apps are something which have completely changed the way we shop over the last decade or so. Now we can shop for all what we need and that our heart desires from the comfort of our homes without having to specially take out time for shopping out of our busy schedules. Reviewing the Kraftly mobile app, which not only makes buying from shopkeepers, homepreneurs, wholesalers, etc. easy, but also provides people with a wonderful opportunity to sell their wares in a few simple steps, make money and gain a wider customer base for their products at the same time.

Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly

   Company profile: Kraftly is India's first C2C mobile flea market for unique products, which so far have been available largely offline. These items cover a wide range, including art, home & living, apparel, fashion accessories, costume jewelry, craft supplies, food, bath and beauty products, toys and other unique products. The app follows a model of an open marketplace which allows any seller – online or offline – to create their “microshop” in seconds and start selling. Buyers are able to discover unique products in a personalized manner and directly interact with sellers.
   Kraftly, taglined - Uniquely Yours, online retail flea market was first introduced in August, 2015 and is available to users as a Webpage as well as a mobile app, which is supported by Android as well as Mac operating systems. The Android app (Which I am using) is compact, around 10 MB in size while its Mac version is around 47 MB in size. It is quick to load and runs smoothly without much crashing issues.
   On opening the app, one must first register with Kraftly and create their account, which can be done easily, in under a minute by just entering one's name, email address and creating a password of their choice. Further sign in's are made simple by providing option of doing so via Facebook or google or by entering one's email sign in information.

Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly

   The Kraftly mobile app homepage has a simple user interface which is divided into three main parts - Discover, My feed and Sell. 
- The "Discover" section contains a few pictorial mentions of featured shops or collections on top, followed by various Kraftly coupons, a few shops, popular buying categories, list of collections - Recently made, most loved and trending followed by a few featured products. One can also see the list of most loved products on the site as well as those viewed recently by the user. Also latest blog articles from Kraftly can be viewed at the bottom of the homepage.
- Through the "My Feed" section the user can view the activities of the users and shops whom they follow.
- "Sell" section is to be used to set up an online virtual shop to sell wares. 
   The topmost area of the screen is occupied by the name of the app and a bar on its left hand side from where self-profile can be visualized and edited and also various other options namely - Discover, browse categories, all offers, sell, my likes, my chats, my purchases, my collections, my credits, share with friends, rate us, how to sell, FAQ, contact us, terms and Kraftly Blog. One can also view the shopping cart, search the site for items using keywords and check notifications through this task bar.

Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly

   The user can search for specific items that they wish to buy from the various categories, each having a wide variety of products, and simply add them to their cart, add their postal information, apply the discount coupon code (If any) and make the payment for the same via a credit / debit card, net banking or the cash on delivery option to successfully place the order. Products can also be liked (By clicking on the heart icon) to shortlist them for buying them later. One unique feature that Kraftly offers is that buyers can chat with the store owners if they wish to know more about a product, enabling them to make a more informed decision of buying. Also, orders once placed can be cancelled by the buyer, until the time they haven't been shipped by the seller. The shipping cost for the shopping orders is decided by the shop owners - Many provide free shipping while others levy a small charge for the same. Tracking for orders is provided with detailed account of every step of the process right from the placement of order to the receipt of the stuff by the buyer. Kraftly also provides easy returns for most of the items sold, the refund of which is made in form of store credits or bank transfer.
   The "Sell" feature of the app can be used by a simple verification of the mobile number, followed by creation of the shop, the Citrus wallet (Which is where the money from selling is deposited!), addition of the products that you wish to sell and tadaa, you're good to go! Also, you can auto share your products through Kraftly to your WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page, making for greater exposure for your products through easy and non-cumbersome social promotion.

Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly

   Kraftly also runs a reward program which entitles users of the app to store credits which can be gained by registering on the site, inviting friends to use the app through text messages or through Twitter or Facebook. These credits entitle the users to get an automatic deduction of 20 % from the order total in addition to savings that one can avail of from using various coupon codes.
   Kraftly has an elaborate FAQ section on their site which more than solves the queries of buyers as well as sellers. But, in case, any further clarification is needed, the users can contact Kraftly by mailing them at support@kraftly.com or calling at 011-39595059 for quick resolution of grievances.

Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly

Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly Online Shopping Mobile App Review - Kraftly

   In summation - The wide range of products available, simple user interface, transparency between buyers and sellers through the chat feature, reliable shipping provided with tracking of orders, easy cancellation, return and refund of orders, the Kraftly store credit program and quick resolution of issues, certainly piqued my interest making Kraftly a unique platform for buyers and sellers alike!