Elanic Seller Stories 35: Shailaja Thati

Shailaja is an optimistic woman, coming from the city with a melting pot of cultures, Hyderabad. A housewife turned entrepreneur, Shailaja shares how Elanic has changed her life, and about her journey to being a professional seller on Elanic.

Q. How did you venture into being a professional seller?

A. Initially, I began selling jewellery and beauty products on Elanic, and I came across a listing of home-made chocolates on the app itself. That idea caught my attention, and interested me to sell home-made chocolates on Elanic. I bought the necessary things from the app and began my chocolate business.

Q. What type of chocolates do you make?

A. I make customised chocolates and ones with wishes or greetings on them (sms chocolates).

alt Q. How is selling on Elanic different from other platforms?

A. It is an extremely convenient and easy platform, for housewives or any other individual who aims at making money from home. It is a very user-friendly interface and the concept is also very new.

Q. Where do you source your products from?

A. I source my products from Begum Bazaar, at Hyderabad.

Q. What do you do with the money you make on Elanic?

A. I earned Rs. 50,000 from Elanic, with the sales of jewellery and beauty products. With this money, I purchased a small fridge and oven and became capable of starting my business of home-made chocolates.

alt Q. Favorite sale?

A. I feel content with the sales of home-made chocolates over the other products in my closet. This is because of the effort and time I put into making them.

Q. Most memorable experience with the app?

A. Elanic has helped me to become an entrepreneur. The app has encouraged me to start a business of what I like rather than staying a housewife forever.

Q. What’s your favourite feature on Elanic that makes your selling easier?

A. The direct shipment method is practical and lesser time-consuming. This method has made the sales of chocolates easier.

Q. Do you purchase on Elanic?

A. Elanic is the only shopping app that I use for both selling and buying. I purchase clothes and other products that I like from the app. It is a personal favourite.

Q.Why would you suggest Elanic to others?

A. I would suggest Elanic to others because of how simpler and better it makes our lives, and how beneficial and effortless the services are, because of which you begin to like it.

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