Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Khursand ShakeelSEECSUndergraduateThirdkhursand.shakeel@yahoo.com
1Musa Zahid WarraichSEECSUndergraduateThirdmwaraich.bscs15seecs@seecs.edu.pk
1Fatimah NawazSEECSUndergraduateThirdfnawaz.bscs15seecs@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need:

Idea Details

Idea Name: Werseon
Slogan: Serve while you traverse
Supervisor Name: Shamyl Bin Mansoor
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: Department of Computing
Contact number: +92-51-90852173
Email ID: shamyl.mansoor@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Werseon is a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects buyers,who can’t get a certain product in their country or don't want to pay for shipping,with travelers who have some extra space in their baggage.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    While purchasing products from overseas, high shipping fee and large delivery time is often the cause of major inconvenience. Also, according to a survey done by Propakistani, 73% of people suffer from custom clearance issues or having their package lost or stolen after it has arrived in Pakistan.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Planned to be launched in Pakistan initially, the potential beneficiaries are people shopping at local online stores, international or both. According to Tribune, 3% of Pakistan’s population is involved in online shopping and this number is expected to rise significantly over the next five years.
How will the solution works
    There will be two kinds of users: Buyers who need to shop goods from abroad and Travelers who will provide this service and get a reward in return. The buyer will post his/her request on the web app/mobile app and will be able to receive offers from multiple travelers. After selecting a traveler that suits him, he will pay the money(product’s price + reward) to our Escrow account. That money will be transferred to the traveler once the buyer acknowledges he has received the product he requested.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    With no local competitor, we can count Grabr and Piggybee as our competitors even though they aren’t popular at all in Pakistan. Unlike our competitors, a few extra features make our system very secure for both the travelers and the buyers making it quite unlikely for them to suffer a monetary loss.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2318)