Shopping.lk has been around for quite some time, albeit a bit under the radar. On paper, it sounds impressive. The Sri Lankan online retail store makes a business out of directly importing stuff, and right now it’s one of the easiest ways for Sri Lankans to get stuff down from Ebay: apparently they connect directly with the Ebay API, allowing Sri Lankan consumers to buy stuff without a credit card or Paypal account – direct bank deposits, credit / debit cards and even Dialog ezcash is accepted. Money processing, delivery and refunds are entirely handled by the team. Which, once you think of it, is a rather neat and easy way of sidestepping the whole Sri Lanka-Paypal issue and getting down those Bose earbuds.
Estimated Time Remaining Before Launch:
5 Days, 17 Hours, 35 Minutes, and 39 Seconds
As it turns out, Shopping.lk is down – they’re reskinning the site into a more user-friendly version. Based on the demo we were pointed to, Shopping.lk is going to look like Ebay Sri Lanka – complete with bidding. Anyone who’s been on Ebay will immediately feel at home here. In fact, if you want to know what it’s going to look like, just go to Ebay: there’s not much point describing something the world knows so well.
Despite the Ebay-ish interface, browsing the selection can be slightly frustrating. This is mostly due to poor categorization. There are main categories, but no subcategories available, leading to a lot of vague searches: “Computers / memory” is one such example. As any netizen will point out, almost anything that can be plugged into a computer can be thrown in that rather bloated category. “Electronics and Gadgets” is similarly vague and contains everything from MicroSD cards to portable LED lights to cloth cover cases for tablets. Shopping.lk attempts to make up for this with a very decent set of criteria / options in the left-hand search bar. Unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, it’s going to be quite difficult to find what you want.
From an item perspective, Shopping.lk is impressive. Everything in the store has clear (and lengthy) explanations, specsheets, with detailed information given on shipping, refunds and so on. What makes the deal sweeter is that you don’t have to look for high-rated sellers and pray your item arrives properly. Shopping.lk’s sellers are vetted for accountability and everything else is handled. All you (literally) have to do is click and pay. The site however lacks the recommendation systems we’ve gotten used to – what it displays instead are items by the same seller, often without any relation to the stuff that you’re interested in.
Overall, shopping.lk has a very solid concept, a thorough back process and a passable site design. This is only based on the site preview / demo we were pointed to, so here’s hoping they look into the details and user experience: once they do, this’ll be a rather useful site for everyone in Sri Lanka.
Giving an introduction to the
Giving an introduction to the WSO2 IoT server is WSO2’s Director of API Architecture, Sumedha Rubasinghe, who will cover the below.
Join us on the 30th to view some cool demos, meet our experts one -one and learn more about the interesting new things we are doing in the IoT space.
ATTENTION ALL STARTUPS! Seedstars World is
ATTENTION ALL STARTUPS!
Seedstars World is coming to #SriLanka,
One of the largest global pitching platform for startups, where startups can grow and disrupt.
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Invitation Code: SSW_Colombo_2016
Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.0 million USD in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in 60 countries
The eight best startups from Colombo will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed stage startup of Speedsters World Colombo 2016. The wining startup will join the global Speedsters family and take part in the regional and global Speedsters Summits.
You can also look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions, and a flight ticket and hotel accommodation for the winner to go to Switzerland to compete for $1 million in investments.
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
Trace Expert City
Bay 06, TRACE Expert City, Maradana Rd, Colombo
Financial Crime over the last
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Banks worldwide have been struggling in the battle against financial crime. Recent high-profile examples demonstrate that the rate of anti-money laundering compliance enforcement is continuing to rise – Gavin Neilson & Will Furneaux of PA Consulting Group
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(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
Royal College Union Skills Centre
Rajakeeya Mawatha, Colombo 00700
ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter
The annual Great Place to
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(Friday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm SLST
The global economy is seeing
The global economy is seeing a disruptive force changing its landscape in a much bigger way than the blue chip; the tech startups of the world. Over the past three years, Sri Lanka has seen an immense growth in its Startup ecosystem. Disrupt Asia will be the first of its kind event held in the country in which the startup ecosystem of Sri Lanka will gather in one gracious occasion. This includes investors, mentors, Government agencies, media and of course the startups.
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(Thursday) 8:00 am - 8:00 pm SLST
Change is a constant process
Change is a constant process that affects us as a society and as an individual. It can cut across different fields and disciplines, impacting human lives in multiple areas. Sri Lanka has seen an increased development in infrastructure, connecting diverse people from across the island.
Simultaneously, there is a boom in different industries with startups and small industries mushrooming across the country. Therefore, it is now more important than ever to engage with this phenomena of change in everyday life.
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