Sanjeev Katoch, founder of Indian Remi Hair Extensions, is based in Ludhiana and is a manufacturer and exporter of Indian human hair products like wigs, hair extensions and human hair wefts. Prior to setting up his own business, he worked with an airline company until he met with an accident which left him paralysed waist-downwards. While in the hospital, he came across Alibaba.com on the internet. That’s when he also spotted a business opportunity in the export of Indian human hair which has a substantial demand in the overseas markets.
He registered on Alibaba.com as a premium member in the year 2006 and hasn’t looked back ever since. Today he receives over 95% of his business from Alibaba.com and is extremely happy with the services and plans to add another premium (Gold Supplier) membership for his textiles business. What he loves about Alibaba.com is the trust and safety measures which provide international buyers with a sense of security. Today, the total annual turnover of his business is over $1.5 million and he has three factories along with a showroom. He credits Alibaba.com for the success he has tasted and is glad that sitting in Ludhiana he has managed to tap countries across the world for his products.
Here’s another success story. Based in Karur, Airwill Exports is a manufacturer and exporter of 100% cotton home textiles. Established in 1993, the company has built a strong production base with a skilled workforce to offer a wide range of products including table cloths, curtains, kitchen linens, carry bags, cushion covers, towels and more to its main export markets in Europe and the US.
Knowing that buyers and importers today search for products on the internet, Airwill Exports had been looking for some reputable B2B portals to promote its business online. The company found Alibaba.com in 2002 and has now been a premium member for five years. “There are a large number of buyers that visit Alibaba.com everyday. I find it easy to communicate with them through trade manager,” says Nattrayan Balusamy, managing partner of Airwill Exports. “Alibaba.com has generated more enquiries than any other B2B