Firstly, thank you for visiting our website. I am Sourabh, son of a shopkeeper from Amritsar. Here, I will be sharing with you why we started Sample Hall.
Ever since my childhood, my father would often travel to big cities to buy fashion apparel, which we could sell at our shop. There were times when he would take a night train to New Delhi on a Saturday, purchase the goods on Sunday and then take the night train on Sunday itself to return home next morning at 6 am, before heading to the store at 9 am. To be honest, since my father was always travelling or busy at the shop, I rarely got to spend quality time with him. I often used to feel sad about it.
In 2019, I started working on a mobile app which would let shopkeepers place orders online - to their existing suppliers. Why only to existing suppliers? Because 85-90% of a retailer’s purchase is from the suppliers he has been working with since long. The thought was that this app would perhaps save retailers some time, which they could spend with their family. At least other kids could have what I missed out on.
And then the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Everybody was locked into their homes, let alone travelling to another city. Even after the lockdown was lifted, we were all skeptical of travelling and fearful of being gripped by the deadly virus. It was during this time that we launched Sample Hall, the B2B order booking app.
We are thankful to all our app users who send us their feedback. It is only because of you all that we are able to build a valuable product. We assure you that we will continue to work hard to make your life a little easier and happier!