Jab Mehngai Ke Lage Jhatke, BuyHatke! This catchy line caught my attention. Further research on the topic led me to discover that it’s an online shopping store that does dynamic price comparison and gets you the best prices across books, mobiles, cameras, computers, consumer electronics, home appliances, and lots more. BuyHatke promises to revolutionize your online shopping experience!
It dynamically grabs results from various online shopping portals and provides the best deal to the customers who can then directly be redirected to the shopping portal offering the best deal and completes the purchase. It has currently 40+ very credible and exhaustive portals like Flipkart, eBay, infibeam, Amazon, Jabong, Myntra, and Yebhi that provide the deals and products online.
The idea was conceived when the founders, Gaurav Dahake, Shah Rohit, and Prashant Singh were students at the IIT Kharagpur. Bangalore based BuyHatke is a story of how an idea transforms to a business option.
The venture won the judges’ choice award for the top 5 student startups at the TATA First Dot, an organization that aims to showcase student entrepreneurs. They have also been among the top 100 innovators chosen from all over the world to be a part of the Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development in 2012.
BuyHatke bagged a second spot in the regional round of Seedstars World, a global startup competition, which was held recently.
BuyHatke is a good option when it comes to getting a good deal by having multiple options at one click. We usually apply this theory in real life. How many times we have regretted buying a particular product at a certain price after seeing it being sold at different store at a lesser price. BuyHatke erases this regret since under one roof it provides a comparative pricing.
It’s a commendable effort, which requires guts to refuse a plum package from the campus placements at IITs and venturing into the offbeat path of entrepreneurship which is full of uncertainties.