Kapruka brings 'Global Shopping' to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's largest e-commerce organization, Kapruka.com has unveiled
an exciting shopping experience to Sri Lankans through its 'Kapruka
Global Shop' which will give customers access to over 50 million global
products in Sri Lanka.
The 'Kapruka Global Shop' has its doors open to the discerning Sri
Lankan shopper and will house a wide variety of products from clothing
to electronics listed on the popular Amazon.com and Ebay.com online
Brain child behind this unique initiative, Dulith Herath, who is both
founder and Chairman of Kapruka promises that the Kapruka Global
Shopwhich, which would be located in Colombo 04, will take shopping to a
new level. "There are a limited number of Sri Lankans who use the online
shopping facility via Amazon.com and Ebay.com, but often they pay a very
high shipping rate to ship items to Sri Lanka from the United States.
This is where the Kapruka Global Shop would come in and allow Sri
Lankans to order items from these popular websites and get them shipped
for a very nominal shipping fee," Herath, who is also dubbed as Sri
Lanka's E-Commerce King emphasized.
"We have a container coming to Sri Lanka every fortnight from the US
and all orders made via the Kapruka Global Shop would be shipped to a US
based address which would then be transported to Colombo in the
container within a very short period of time, thereby allowing Sri
Lankan based customers to save significantly on shipping," he noted.
Kapruka Global Shop
Accordingly, customers who order products through the Kapruka Global
Shop, would benefit with a massive saving as they would only be paying a
fraction of the shipping cost instead of the usually high shipping costs
from US to Sri Lanka.
The state-of-the-art, technically savvy Kapruka Global Shop, would
house computers with internet access, allowing customers to visit the
shop, browse products and purchase them.
"We will change commerce in Sri Lanka with this initiative," he
promises while adding that unlike on most websites which offer cheap low
quality Chinese products, the Kapruka Global Shop will often offer high
quality products from the US, with a testament to quality.
Herath also plans to further propagate his Global Shop concept to
other parts of the country, including Kandy and Kurunegala, thereby
giving rural masses access to high quality products at a click of a
"Only a limited number of Sri Lankans have internet access and we
wish all Sri Lankans to enjoy this opportunity.So plans are already in
the pipeline to expand this concept to other parts of the country,
giving everyone equal opportunity to enjoy a one of a kind global
shopping experience," he added.
Kapruka is a billion rupee company which commenced operations in
February 2002 with the launch of Kapruka.com, which is Sri Lanka's most
popular and largest online store.