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BooksVilla.com enables users to exchange their old books

by Satrajit Sen

Mumbai-based startup BooksVilla.com is offering a book exchange programme that allows people across India to exchange their old books by paying Rs 70 per exchange to the site. Launched in October 2010, BooksVilla.com has already attracted around 1,000 registered users and one year down the line, expects around 100 exchanges happening amongst its members per day.

by Satrajit Sen

Mumbai-based startup BooksVilla.com is offering a book exchange programme that allows people across India to exchange their old books by paying Rs 70 per exchange to the site. Launched in October 2010, BooksVilla.com has already attracted around 1,000 registered users and one year down the line, expects around 100 exchanges happening amongst its members per day.

Speaking about how the idea generated, Chirag Rathod, founder, BooksVilla.com, told AlooTechie, “It all started when one of my friends’ mother was selling away all his old books for recycling. After enquiry, she replied that her son neither read them as he found them very boring since he had read them many a times. That was the time when the concept of BooksVilla clicked followed by a research, which revealed that there was no such concept of online book exchange in India.”

Besides helping its users exchange old books, BooksVilla.com also sells new books and claims to currently have around 5 lakh titles sourced from distributors across the country and can deliver the books to its customers all around India. According to Chirag Rathod, the website offers free delivery on order of above Rs 300. Rathod further informed that BooksVilla.com, on an average, has sold more than one book per customer till date.

Presently, BooksVilla.com has operations in Mumbai and Ahmedabad and is handled by a team of three with six professionals working for them currently. The venture is self-funded and the company is planning to approach investors to get a funding of more than 1 million dollars.

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