- Mojo Stars will be a six-month campaign running across the digital channels of Instamojo
- The success of sellers on the Instamojo platform from all corners of India will be featured as part of the campaign, celebrating their growth as entrepreneurs
National – January 05, 2022: Instamojo, India’s largest full-stack digital solutions provider for D2C and small business owners launches its first digital marketing campaign called ‘Mojo Stars’. The campaign will feature merchants from all over India who have successfully built and grown their businesses using Instamojo. This will be a six-month-long campaign celebrating the success of the sellers.
The campaign highlights how individuals can be their own boss and aims to inspire budding entrepreneurs with the message that ‘If they can do it, so can you’. The goal of the campaign is to grow the reach of the brand by 10x. This digital campaign will run across channels like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube so it can inspire potential entrepreneurs to discover Instamojo. Each week, one seller will be featured on these digital channels, and traffic from the features will be directed to the seller’s Instamojo online stores.
The first story featured as part of the campaign is of a 50-year-old woman, Hemlata Pal – founder and creator of art business Chachi Cross Stitch from Dehradun. Chachi Cross Stitch is a classic example of the fact that age is no bar to start something fresh. In the feature, Instamojo covers Hemlata Pal’s story and how she converted her childhood hobby into a successful business.
Another story in the series is of entrepreneur duo Shweta Verma and Jamal Siddiqui, co-founders of Ginny’s Planet. Their endeavour is to make society sensitive to disabilities and deformities through stories and workshops and a unique doll with disabilities called Ginny. Through Ginny dolls and the workshops, parents can teach their children to accept real-life Ginny’s as friends and as one of them.
The next six months will see 24 such stories featured on the Instamojo platforms.
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Since the activation of the beta version of the Instamojo eCommerce platform, the company has seen 2.5 lakh plus D2C merchant subscriptions, accounting for more than 100% growth in the 1st quarter post the launch. Instamojo currently has a merchant base of more than 2 million small business owners. There has been a significant growth of 13x in terms of paid subscribers. The platform witnessed a 135% uptick in DTC merchant onboarding earlier this year, in October 2021.
Sampad Swain, CEO & Co-Founder, Instamojo, said “Our aim with the campaign is to celebrate our merchants and reach as many aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners as possible, to inspire them to start their business online and make them aware of the facilities that can be availed to grow one’s business. The campaign is catchy as it will feature some interesting worth-telling stories”.
Rapti Gupta, Director Brand Marketing, Instamojo added, “India is seeing an enormous DTC revolution and Instamojo is at the heart of it. With this campaign, we are aiming to see a 3X increase in merchants discovering and onboarding on Instamojo. Most of our growth in the past quarters have come from Tier II and Tier III cities. The stories we feature in this campaign also come from smaller towns which instils our faith in local e-commerce. By the end of FY 2022, we hope to onboard more than 250,000 DTC small businesses and empower them through our platform.”
The Instamojo Do-It-Yourself (DIY) e-commerce online store comes integrated with every e-commerce feature available – right from shipping with doorstep pickup and delivery, marketing tools like Email and SMS campaigns, domains, emails, and much more. It is simple to use; no developer help is required and offers advanced e-commerce services at affordable prices along with a free learning platform called mojoVersity for businesses to grow and gain visibility.
The company also offers unique Do-It-For-Me solutions. If a business does not want to build their store or are not comfortable with DIY services, the Instamojo expert team builds the store with hand-picked features that would support the business’ growth and help them scale. Early 2020, the company acquired GetMeAShop (GMAS), an e-commerce enablement firm backed by Times Internet, and closed its Pre-Series C round of funding in the later part of 2020.
Instamojo, is an e-Commerce platform for independent business, DTC brands, and Micro, Medium & Small Enterprises (MSME’s) that enables them to start, manage and grow their business online. It is a one-stop-shop for an entrepreneur that caters to their diverse e-commerce business needs by leveraging technology, data , and design. Founded in 2012 by Sampad Swain, Akash Gehani, and Aditya Sengupta, Instamojo, in early 2019 raised Series B funding from Gunosy Capital, AnyPay-a Japanese payments firm, and the existing VCs. In November 2014, the company raised USD 2.6 million in Series A funding from Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures, 500Startups, and others. Prior to this, it had raised approximately USD 500,000 from 500 Startups, Blume Ventures, and angel investors Rajan Anandan, Sunil Kalra, Shailesh Rao, Rob de Heus among others. In 2012, Instamojo was one of the first startups from India to join the prestigious 500Startups Silicon Valley Accelerator Program. It has also been featured as one of the hottest start-ups by Economic Times in 2015. Instamojo constantly works towards creating significant innovation in digital commerce, which is universally accessible to create newer opportunities & sustainable livelihoods for MSMEs.
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