For a generation where most of its philanthropic gestures is wasted by talking intelligent of change they would like to see. Devoid of action in most cases.
What it does
Lets face it the conversation lasts up to the next calamity, or tragedy. Unless it affects the immediate kith and kin, action stays and remains dormant. The realization that difference can be made at the instant while shopping for a necessary of any goods online will affect the lives of hundreds. We always have the opportunity to transform thought into action, selfishness into kindness and loss into fresh beginnings. With organizations that ready at the location but the lack the readiness of funds from government organizations. The help required is immediate, and will be capable of creating a new life situation in every moment of its availability.
How I built it
We come in to help by making the the effort of the benevolence gesture less grand yet complete.
Everyone is an online shopper these days, during online shopping. At the time of check out the app rounds every purchase made on those sites up to the next rupee, donating the difference to tied up organizations. For example, if you spend Rs.175.49 on lunch, that remaining 51 paise is donated. The amount can be increased to the discretion of the customer. Without momentary feeling of being conscious empathy to take the anxiety, deliberation, and intimidation out of investing by bringing it down to a matter of paise.
Challenges I ran into
Collection of amount (payment mechanism) from ecommerce platforms to the Round Up and Round Up to respective NGO's. Current payment gateways may not have option to split the money and credit to 2 different account (ecommerce account and round up account). Right now option is to credit the amount into ecommerce platforms account. Track all the donated amount and daily EOD transaction would be agreed with ecommerce platforms to credit to the Round Up account. Ecommerce platforms can consider this as a corporate social responsibility activity.
What I learned
According to the Economic Times in March, market leader Flipkart — which also owns fashion portals Myntra and Jabong — recorded an average of 5 lakh shipments every day while Amazon closed in with about 4.5 lakh daily shipments, according to multiple executives in the ecommerce and logistics industries interviewed by ET. Snapdeal saw its volumes dip significantly to 30,000 a day from a high of 1.5 lakh daily shipments in March 2016.
What's next for Round Up
NGO would register with Round Up with their details and category of community help ranging from child help, care/ support for woman, care/ support for senior citizen, public help like Natural calamities relief/ rehabilitation etc etc The round up will be an integration platform, can be integrated with any current ecommerce provider. Round up can offer shopper it*em specific NGO services* which may interest them to donated.