An e-commerce marketplace is trying to provide access to the Internet to some of the most isolated areas of India -- the slums. Two Indian companies are collaborating to make life a little easier by creating a delivery network. SnapDeal announced their partnership with FINO PayTech late last year.
The e-commerce marketplace not only brings online connectivity to hard to reach rural places, it also provides entrepreneurs with greater opportunity within the large rural market. The scheme allows them to provide more than 1000 products with at least 5000 kiosks to 65 different cities and 70,000 rural communities by the end of this fiscal year. The kiosks provide alternative income for enterprising villagers, as they will man them while other locals can use the computer and connection-equipped kiosks.