Pakistan News & Features Services
Two students of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Imran Hemani and Safeer Hussain, have come to the rescue of students by launching IBA Bookery.com, an online bookshop, on the eve of the new semester.
It has been hailed as a well-organized student initiative which other institutes could follow for serving the community involved in the buying and selling of books through haphazard channels.
“During our technology entrepreneurship course last year, we pitched in ideas to establish a platform for students to buy and sell textbooks via a few clicks. The students can place their textbooks for sale at the portal by following four easy steps, while others can buy them and start their new semester without any hassle. We take care of delivery within the campus free of charge,” Imran Hemani remarked in an interview.
“At present, it is a completely free venture for IBA students, but we plan to expand it to other universities in the years to come by designating ambassadors to help the project grow. With this expansion, the sellers will become premium account-holders of our website by paying a very reasonable amount,” he added.
The initiative would also serve as the first significant project for a start-up company in the web and graphics design industry, the Big O Studios, established by the duo around two years ago.