Firstly, thank you for visiting our website.
Just to give you a background, I am Sourabh, son of a shopkeeper from a small town in India. Ever since my childhood, I've seen my father travel often to big cities to buy fashion apparel, which we could sell at our shop. In fact, there were times when he would take a night train to New Delhi on a Saturday, buy the goods on Sunday and then take the night train on Sunday itself to return home the next morning around 6 AM, before heading to the store at 9 AM.
Since my father was mostly travelling or busy at the shop, I rarely got to spend quality time with him and felt a huge void inside. Perhaps he felt the same, but there wasn't much of a choice. If you ask me now, the seed for Sample Hall was sown way back at that time.
After completing my education, I too joined my family's retail business. Then, in 2019, after extensively studying the challenges and opportunities digital transformation could create in various industries, I started working on a mobile app which would enable shopkeepers to book orders online.
The driving factor behind the app was to help retailers save time on the order booking process, so that they could spend it with their families instead. At least other kids could have what I missed out on! At the same time, I wanted to help them cash in on the opportunities digitization had to offer.
And then the Covid-19 pandemic struck! Everyone was confined to their homes, and traveling to another city was almost a distant dream. Even after the lockdown was lifted, people were skeptical of traveling and fearful of being gripped by the deadly virus.
It was during this time that we launched Sample Hall to make the lives of buyers and sellers easier and give them an opportunity to grow despite all odds.
We are thankful to all our app users who have taken out the time to send us their feedback. It is only because of you that we have been able to build a valuable platform. We assure you that we will continue to work hard to make your life a little easier and happier!