India is known around the world for its rich cultural legacy. Our handicraft and handloom industries produce goods that are highly sought after both domestically and abroad. After agriculture, the handicrafts industry in India employs the second-highest number of people. It has enormous potential for providing craftspeople all around the nation with stable means of subsistence. It is a rising economic force in the world that is dedicated to changing its economic policies in order to integrate with the larger economy.
Despite the fact that the COVID-19 has had a detrimental influence on the market for procurement consulting services, In 2017, the market for retail sourcing and procurement was valued at $2,782.2 million, and it is anticipated that it will grow at a CAGR of 11.6 percent from 2018 to 2023.
The two main reasons propelling the market's expansion are the rising demand for centralized procurement and the growing need for greater supply chain visibility. Additionally, the market expansion in the upcoming years would be fuelled by the growing emphasis on digital transformation. Since their founding in 2019, UPOD has developed a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable service-oriented businesses.
UPOD was founded in view of the emerging market for the products of east and far east Asian countries in global commerce.
Importing into a nation and setting up the supply chain for efficient operation can occasionally be perceived as being quite difficult. Customers anticipate prompt delivery of a high-quality product, which is where many reputable companies fall short. “As our names say, we want to under promise and Over deliver.
We want to exceed their expectations in terms of timely delivery and quality product. We want to make it easier for the globe to purchase goods made in India. We are trying to find a solution to that issue from the initial design of a product to the shipments that are brought to their warehouse”, says Rahul Puri, Director, UPOD.
The company's USP in terms of services is that it strives to offer total transparency from the very beginning of the cycle in which a product is manufactured to the very conclusion. The organization comprehends the customer's vision and guides them to the best of their abilities. UPOD has different products and services in the related domain of the supply chain. It customizes the solution as per the customer's brand vision and offers services like product development, vendor management, negotiation, logistics& documentation and after-sale services.
The firm thrives because it has a team of vibrant and young skilled professionals while it mainly hires fresher with new ideas and the ability to speak out their ideas. UPOD provides a platform for young professionals worked hard to learn the skill set but not in the traditional way but by doing it themselves. The company is committed to adding value every coming day. Having had a good customer base in the USA up until 2019, and post pandemic, UPOD diversified to Australia, Canada and in 2023, the company is planning to expand its base in European markets..
UPOD was founded in view of the emerging market for the products of east and far east Asian countries in global commerce
“We learnt we had to innovate to survive and thrive and we saw a very new segment of customers coming in. The D2C! We have to work with factories for product and technology and new technology innovations and without customers, we want to smooth out the sourcing and supply chain of their products as much as possible. Our mission is: ‘to be a customer-first company by constantly improving our services proactively, and minimizing the hassle in the international sourcing process by adopting advanced methods and smart technologies to become a long-term reliable sourcing partner for our clients”, signs off Rahul.