Mandar Gaonkar of Texperts, an international textile sourcing, marketing and garment buying house speaks about, technology, e-commerce enabling e-commerce and his retail journey
Mumbai: Mandar Gaonkar, assistant general manager, at an international textile sourcing, marketing and garment buying house, Texperts, started his journey more than a decade ago in the retail industry after completing his MBA. A mechanical engineer, Gaonkar’s stint in retail began with an online grocery start-up in Mumbai in 2012. Later, the startup was acquired by another online start-up and eventually merged with Nature’s Basket to create a digital retail experience for gourmet food delivery.
Briefly, he worked with a leading Bullion company to help transform the centuries-old traditional bullion retail offline experience into a digital experience by enabling customers to buy and sell bullion online for ownership and investment. Gaonkar is now a part of the textile industry, yet again helping create a digital experience for apparel and textile D2C, B2C and B2B businesses.
Gaonkar speaks about his passion for retail…
I enjoy being in Retail because: It is a space which offers challenges and at the same time gives us a chance to directly impact customers. It is ever-growing in terms of technology, products, and personalized experiences.
The biggest professional challenge I face is: Getting the right product at the right price to delight the customer and create a win-win situation.
To achieve full potential, Indian retailers must: Consistently innovate and continuously improve their products and make them as sustainable as they can be. Technology will also play a major role in the coming years with AI and AR being the top contributors to growth and brand building.
My key professional accomplishments are: Realizing the potential of e-commerce as a sales channel and driving sales through our own brand D2C websites.
Name: Mandar Gaonkar
Designation: Assistant General Manager
Present Employment / Occupation: E-commerce Retail, 3 years
Previous Employment / Occupation: E-commerce Retail, Business Operations Head, 9 years
Company/ Organization Name: Texperts India Pvt Ltd
Brand/s Name: 1. Fitz 2. Solemio
Company Vertical/s: Fiber, Yarn, Fabrics & Garments
Core Business: Textile Marketing
Address: B-501- 502, Flexcel Park, S.V. Road, Next to 24 Karat Multiplex, Jogeshwari (W), Mumbai – 400 102, India.
Company email: [email protected]