For many years taushif ansari worked for a merchant making leather jackets in dharavi, mumbai. In 2012, he started his own business and registered with e-commerce marketplace ebay. For the first six months he could sell only two or three leather jackets a month. Now, he employs five craftsmen, sells 150 to 170 jackets a month and makes rs 60,000 to rs 70,000 in profit. His most favoured markets are the us, australia, the uk and new zealand. "i am sitting in dharavi and exporting to the world," he says. "in india, the season for leather jackets lasts only three months. I sell throughout the year."
TATA GROUP'S -2015
The tata group's annual group leadership conference (aglc) 2015 delved into the various opportunities created by digital technologies, for businesses as well as individuals. Watch this case study presented at the aglc to find out how digital transformed one man’s dream into reality.
A seller of homegrown fairness creams, tooth powder and herbal products hits upon huge demand in russia, israel and turkey. Hospitals in korea turn to a retired navy commander in mumbai for dental products. A leather jacket maker in dharavi ships his wares to london and new york. A german power company — how is that for a customer of auctioned imported goods? In the dingy corners of mumbai, the nondescript localities of delhi, the remote villages of rajasthan and gujarat, small businesses run from cramped spaces are slowly driving an e-commerce revolution. India’s e-commerce story has largely centred on big players such as flipkart, paytm and snapdeal. But a growing bunch of small businesses are laying down an equally compelling, if not more audacious, growth track by pushing e-commerce exports. They cater to discerning clients in abroad by listing products on online market places ebay and amazon and then shipping them through logistics service providers like dhl express.
HUNNARBAAZ SKILLED TO WIN -2017
Hunnarbaaz! Mission skill india! Powered by skill india mission is an exciting tv show on doordarshan national, highlighting skills, career opportunities, real life success stories, inspiring celebrity and iconic participation and challenging competitions to create awareness about skills and entrepreneurship in india.
Paypal India -2018
Presenting 'the leather man', a digital film curated for paypal walking through the story about mr.taushif ansari, a self-made businessman from dharavi walks us through his journey of being a craftsman to become a major exporter of leather jackets with help of paypal, a trusted and recognized payment portal.