Have you ever wasted hours on the internet looking for that ONE deal or that one service / product that you really wanted? And still not getting what you wanted? And if you did, the next deal seemed cheaper? Sounds familiar? Not anymore!
A Chandigarh based team of 12 young ninja rock stars proved their worth by garnering the 11th rank globally at the prestigious top 100 startups identified by Mattermark – a premier website for startup investors. Thanks to their innovation – www.agentsbids.com, a portal first of its own kind – is launched as the World’s First Local Services Bidding Platform which links you up with verified, valid and trusted agents who live in your neighborhood or town and help you get the best value for your money for services such as Insurance, Real estate, Travel, Holidays , Loans etc.
The site is already receiving a whopping 7500 hits every day, since its pilot launch and has already assisted more than 2000 offline clients with their immediate requirements. Surjeet is the captain of the ship AgentsBids.com, an entrepreneur at heart with a strong desire and passion for building a world-class and successful organization. A dual post graduate in Computer Science and Ancient History. He guides the team on overall Idea, Product Strategy, Marketing and UX/UI Design. The team started developing this model last year in August 2012 and here too, the founder’s wife was the inspiring factor for conceptualizing it. It all started when Surjeet and his wife decided they wanted to go to Goa for their honeymoon. Surjeet started searching websites for some feasible ‘deals’. Tired of pitting one website against the other, he finally decided to book his package with the lowest price. But, his relief was short lived, as two hours later he was offered another 20% discount. This struck Surjeet’s entrepreneurial mind and he planned on starting something innovative for buyers at the best possible bargained price.
AgentsBids is a platform that connects you with verified and valid ‘local’ agents and all you need to do is post your requirement and within a few minutes, you start receiving multiple bids from the platform’s diverse and verified local agents by just sitting on your couch without any annoying calls. Browse and compare all the bids and accept the one that suits your requirements. The platform has been launched for Chandigarh, Panchkula & Mohali for now and will launch nationally soon.
Their biggest business hurdle has been in maintaining focus and maximizing time. Building a software product can take a long time, and during that time you can become distracted by things that won’t necessarily help your business. At some point of time, one of their executive team mates may become distracted, but then they all pull together and support each other to ensure they stay on track and push forward to meet the designated goals.
The new feature in the pipeline is Get Idea feature- (Ask Questions). The Get Idea feature will help solve queries that a visitor has about the products featured on the website. This feature is about to be launched in the next 15 days.
“Believe in Yourself. Once you have given up it’s over! When you decide to give up, you automatically fail.” is Surjeet’s advice to budding entrepreneurs.
AgentsBids helps you to save your money and time with a fast, slick, easy and secure interface that lets it stand apart from the clutter. One can also provide a feedback and rate the services rendered by the agents. Just post what you want and get proposals that meet your requirements.