Chandni Chowk, a market that has existed for 100+ years is now embracing the digital era with open arms. Built in the 17th century and famous for its meandering streets that house one of biggest wholesale markets, Chandni Chowk is now just a click away.
A little over a year ago, we started an initiative called India Get Your Business Online asking Indian small and medium business (SMBs) to get their businesses online. In the last 13 months since the launch of the campaign, over 150,000 websites for small and medium businesses across 7,850 cities in India have been already created along with our partner HostGator. And today, we are excited to bring India’s oldest SMB market - Chandni Chowk online on www.chandnichowknowonline.in.
Those who have visited it know that this market is legendary not just in the variety of goods sold but the sheer volumes of transactions in a single day. Being online allows hundreds of small and medium businesses to spread awareness about their products to over 137 million Indian users on the Internet.
Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of IT & Communication at the launch of the initiative along with Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director, Sales & Operations, Google India
We partnered with HostGator to talk to individual business owners of almost every outlet in Chandni Chowk about the increased exposure the Internet would bring to their businesses. Today 2500 businesses from Chandni Chowk have free websites made under the ‘India Get Your Business Online’ campaign and all of them are listed on www.chandnichowknowonline.in!
Our mission is to create 500,000 websites and give small and medium businesses in India a new identity on the web and help them to make the most of the Internet economy.
India has over 47 million small medium businesses and even today only a few lakh have a website or some sort of a web presence. If you are small business owner or even startup we encourage you to explore the online platform to take your business to new levels and if you need help we are always a click away on www.indiagetonline.in.
Meanwhile, get a cup of chai or coffee and find all the goodies at Chandni Chowk at the click of a mouse and contact them as per your needs!
Posted by Madhukar Srivastava, Product Marketing Manager, Google India