After a long day of excruciating conferences and meetings, you jostle your way to board a fully packed local train to get back home and even bicker over some petty issues with one of the passengers. After reaching home, you rest on your relaxing sofa and all you want to do is loosen up by have a soothing warm shower. But you receive an unanticipated call from your boss, who asks you to send her the next day presentation as soon as possible. You switch on your laptop and start working on the PPT when you smell something burning. You rush into the kitchen and look at the pitch black chicken that was supposed to be your dinner.
You wonder what more could go wrong to aggravate topsy-turvyness in your life when someone rings your doorbell. You think it’s your garrulous next door neighbor but to your surprise you see a resplendent gift box, emblazoned with colorful ribbons lying outside your doorsteps. Your friend decided to send you a surprise gift with an intention of lifting up your spirits and bringing a million dollar smile on your face. Suddenly you find yourself in a perky mood, forget all the worries and start working with great enthusiasm.
Surprises are a great way of expressing your love, appreciation and feelings to others. Funthing Store is one such fun website that helps you in surprising your loved ones by buying & gifting a Funthing Box directly to their address.
When a user orders a Surprise Box (Funthing Box) from Funthing Store, the site gets the details & dispatches the same to the given address via their courier/shipping partner within 3-5 business days. But you can only choose the quantity of the Funthing Box (1 Funthing Box is worth Rs. 150) and cannot choose the product you want to gift someone as the site’s concept is based on surprises.
Funthing box will contain one or more randomly selected items among many products from the site’s inventory. It can be a game, handmade goods, a special book, home decorative item, toys, artificial Jewellery, leather goods, electric or electronic equipment, any art craft or painting, garment accessory, office table item, stationery item, wall clock, tool box, clothing, footwear, kitchen appliance, computer accessory, beauty or hygiene item, sport goods to name a few. The site also sells Funthing Boxes to other countries like USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand among many others and offers each Funthing Box for $ 50.
After completing his MBA in 2007, Himanshu Sachdeva worked in Print Media & Marketing Research industries for about 4 years. In 2011, he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey by setting up a Small Import Export Company. Himanshu noticed that many people found themselves in a perplexing situation and a big disturbing question mark popped up in their minds whenever they wanted to surprise their loved ones; “People are always confused about the right kind of gifts to express their feelings and so I came up with the idea of selling Surprise Boxes i.e. Funthing Boxes which are offered at a fixed price. It’s very cost effective and people don’t have to dawdle by thinking about what to give or how to give a particular gift.”
The site guarantees that that your Funthing Box will be worth the paid amount or they will refund you the difference. “We make sure that you will be highly entertained and even if you get a Funthing Box item that is not useful to you, you can always gift it or give it away to someone who needs it. You will feel great for doing and will thank us for it. You can also sell it, and more likely even make some profit.” added Himanshu.
At present the site is facing problems related to product cost as sometimes they send imported items but as the price of Dollar has increased to Rs. 68, they have to deduct their margin of profits as they can’t compromise on quality. They are currently in a direct selling mode and are working on 10-15% of profit margin.
Due to a new concept, the site has started with a slow growth rate that doesn’t match their preconceived expectations. But against all odds, Himanshu is certain that people will adopt this idea sooner or later; “I believe that one should not stop and struggling is a way to success. If you are successful, you can later share your experience with others who needs your support.”
Do visit their website! Funthing Store