Anupam set up AapKaPainter during the year 2015, along with Dhivya backing him distantly from the city Pune. Dhivya lastly joined Anupam in the year 2016; the two tied the nuptial knot in the same year.
Anupam is a graduate of NIT Warangal whilst Dhivya is an alumnus of NIT Raipur. The company has joined hands with 500-600 painters in the city of Bengaluru, 200 painters in the city of Mumbai, 120 painters in the city of Hyderabad, and 30 painters in the city of Pune.
Anupam added, “Our entire process is automated, from booking and payment to progress and feedback. After initial understanding of requirements, our engineer generates a quotation instantly, saving a lot of time and energy. Once the customer accepts the quotation, a detailed job card is generated online and assigned to one of our curated set of vendors. The vendor, in turn, assigns verified painters to the project through the app. Painters check in on the site, update the progress at the end of the day on the job card, and then check out. This way, the customer, vendor, and the company are all updated on the day-to-day progress. This ensures safety, quality and on-time completion.”
AapKaPainter has around 14 consultants such as mechanical engineering graduates, and other domestic professionals such as designers, who pays a visit to different sites, study clients’ necessities and offer them a proper recommendation.
Anupam said, “Once we get the order, we ask our design consultants – we have three people – to visit the site. They show 3D visualisations and the painter then get started with work. We select the painter according to the skill set requirement, area, location, etc.”
AapKaPainter has also inked a memorandum of understandings with two interior design platforms comprising HomeLane and Livspace. The company obtains around 10% of its clienteles from HomeLane and Livspace.
AapKaPainter has a major rivalry with other on-demand service sources comprising UrbanClap, Houseboy, and other private architect companies as well as painters.
AapKaPainter offers up throughout services which no other sources offer.
“They are just the facilitators. We take responsibility. We have complete control over the painting process, which ensures highest customer satisfaction. We have built unmatched trust for our quality and service delivery. Customers are assured of a hassle-free painting experience and peace of mind. Starting from advice to completion of work, we are involved in the task, unlike others who are just facilitators. AapkaPainter ensures fulfilment. We take care of the assessment to execution to after-service support as well. That extends to a one-year warranty,” he stated.
While talking about their journey thus far, Anupam said, “We have grown 100 per cent YoY. Till now, we have painted more than 2,200 houses. In December 2017, the number was 1,100 homes. We service, on an average, 150 houses every month and our average ticket size is Rs 40,000 per house (GMV).”