The dealers of books in Odisha, Mybookz was founded by two B.Tech students of Burla. It is a startup where old as well as new books are delivered to students in cheapest rates. Be it Engineering books, BSc, BA, Medical Books, NCERT, CBSE or more, they provide the best condition used books with up to 45% discount.
mybookz.in is the one stop platform for students to find any type of book they need, with online payments or cash on delivery services. They are tied up with Paytm for online payment and DTDC courier services for local deliveries. They also accept orders via WhatsApp for places having network connectivity issues. They have achieved a gross sales above Rs.2 lakhs in only three months with more than 300 satisfied customers. They are tied up with 25 different book stores across Odisha and Kolkata.
When asked about the hurdles faced, the founderSoumyaSuvamPani said, “As currently, we are B.tech 3rd-year students it is very difficult for us to manage the whole model as well as our studies. It took us 2 years to develop a successful business plan and in our 3rd year, we made it happen. In the beginning, we didn’t have any helping hands or supporters so it was very difficult to start in our own accord. We approached different banks for a personal loan but in vain. Somehow we managed to arrange Rs.15000 from our friends and started with that much of amount. Still we face different problems due to the scarcity of time and it is very difficult to go on with the schedule. Making something happen during student life is not so easy. There are many people to demotivate us. Still, everything is going fine with us.”
Current problems faced by them is of delivery system, funding and team shortage. They need cheap courier services which support cash on delivery. But despite all the problems their motto is to provide a cheaper book market in Odisha.