|A screenshot of Damchey's creation|
There is no boundary for creativity.
Creative people are the jewels of the nation and we mustn’t forget to dully recognize such people. They are the people who dare to think outside the box and dream big – not just dreaming big, but creatively too.
My former colleague Damchey Lhendup is one of the most creative people I know. He left his corporate job. Although the organization needed his skills, I knew this was not the place where he could explore his talent in depth. I am glad for the decision he took.
Recently I was pleasantly surprised when I learnt that he now has come up with Green Mart, which is an online grocery and home delivery store that caters to Thimphu residents. www.shop.bt Well, it is more than that – a customer orders for a list of items online and only make payment only on delivery. This way you need not possess credit cards. Not yet. This will also go a long way in reducing traffic congestion in the town. Now we can shop for items of our choice on the click of a mouse button and save a lot on fuel cost. This is not it – you actually get to buy things at MRP or below.
The only challenge I see in his business is finding out where his customers reside. In a big place like Thimphu it will be very difficult to deliver goods at the right time to the right customers in absence of proper addresses. However, even that will be solved now with the Thimphu City Corporation in collaboration with Bhutan Post undertaking to designate all buildings in the city with numbers. That way we will now have for the first time our own addresses. All this bodes well for Damchey’s business. And Nu 2 from every purchase goes towards Youth Development Fund. What a nice way to begin! People, what are you waiting for?
Please order your grocery and other items online and save your money and time now. All you have to do is to log onto www.shop.bt and register. The rest happens automatic! Good luck shopping online!