Problem:
There are millions of students currently enrolled in the universities, colleges and high schools in Pakistan. At the start of each semester/ academic year, millions of new books are bought/ sold in the market, requiring substantial amount of money. In most cases, once an academic session ends, needs of these books are over/ reduced, as a consequence, most of these books got wasted or stays on the shelf unused. On the other hand, hundreds and thousands of rupees are spent by those who are in need of these books. Buying books is an expensive thing and incurres extensive cost, hustle, and travelling to the big city/markets.

Reasons:
The prime reason for such a mismatch is that the sector is dominated by business as usual approach, i.e. by traditional second hand books shop. The shops are usually small, scattered and have limited verity of books at their disposal. In addition, there is no such platform that can allow people to find, who are in need of books, or to sell, those ...
Problem:
There are millions of students currently enrolled in the universities, colleges and high schools in Pakistan. At the start of each semester/ academic year, millions of new books are bought/ sold in the market, requiring substantial amount of money. In most cases, once an academic session ends, needs of these books are over/ reduced, as a consequence, most of these books got wasted or stays on the shelf unused. On the other hand, hundreds and thousands of rupees are spent by those who are in need of these books. Buying books is an expensive thing and incurres extensive cost, hustle, and travelling to the big city/markets.

Reasons:
The prime reason for such a mismatch is that the sector is dominated by business as usual approach, i.e. by traditional second hand books shop. The shops are usually small, scattered and have limited verity of books at their disposal. In addition, there is no such platform that can allow people to find, who are in need of books, or to sell, those who have it.

Solution:
To bridge the gap and provide an efficient, easy and cost effective solution to this problem, we are proposing to develop Pakistan’s first nationwide online market which can allow the buyer (one who is in need of book)/ seller (book holders) to interact in convenient and secure way. The platform will allow book holder to publish his/her books. The listing can then be searched in the portal by the buyers, who are in need of the book. The logistical support shall be obtained by a postal (delivery) company. In addition to the students, it will provide an opportunity for common household to sell their used printed material such as (literature book, magazines, novels etc).
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