- What is Nehru PlaceIT Hub? [Back to top]
Nehru Place IT Hub is essentially a neutral trading platform of computer hardware traders of India.. It
also provides a very rich source of information on computer hardware to all the users of computers.
Whether you are a big corporate, an SME, an educational institute, an institutional buyer, a cyber café
owner or simply a home user our purpose is to make you informed buyers of computer products. The
Nehru Place IT Hub as the name suggests connects all the computer trade members of Nehru Place
through a LAN setup into an intranet trading community. This community is connected to the rest of
the world through Internet. Essentially the purpose is to create a cyber community of computer traders
- Why IT Hub at Nehru Place only? [Back to top]
Nehru Place is THE BIGGEST IT market in Asia. There is no other place anywhere in the largest
continent of the World where such a large number of IT trade members come together to buy and
sell. This distinctive market place has an estimated daily turnover of over Rs. 10 crore and is growing
every day. In this market over 700 computer hardware trade members sit together to transact
business. The dealings are made both to other trade members as well as end users. There are trade
members coming from all over India and even from remote areas like Leh, Meghalaya and other
eastern states willing to purchase from this market. Nehru Place is the pulse of the Hardware Industry
in Asia. The working of the market is totally dependant on local intercom provided by private exchange
through which most of the dealings take place. The trade members attract business by giving
advertisements in various newspapers and numerous reseller magazines. Advertisements are restricted
to displaying only few products of the trade members that too without prices as prices fluctuate
frequently. Further many special schemes and offers of the Nehru place computer trade members do
not reach the reseller community at large. Hence Nehru Place IT Hub
- How is NehruPlaceITHub a unique concept? [Back to top]
This is for the first time that such a rare combination of Business to Business(B2B) and Business to
Consumer (B2C) along with the combination of clicks and bricks is being incorporated in such a
dynamic E-Commerce Hub, a unique infrastructure which provides guaranteed cost saving and
revenue generation opportunities and increased competitive advantage for businesses of all sizes.
- I am an international manufacturer/trader of Computer Products how can Nehru place it hub benefit me ?[Back to top]
NehruPlaceITHub.com will reach each and every corner of the world specially focusing on International Computer hardware manufacturers and exporters. Computer hardware manufacturers based abroad want to target India for launching new products and creating new market for their existing products, Nehruplaceithub will provide an ideal platform for them to do so. Further India moving towards computer literacy has huge potential for absorbing new IT products.
- What are the different kinds of Registrations you can avail at NehruPlaceITHub? [Back to top]
You can become a registered member of Nehru Place IT Hub in three different ways:
1) As a node member.
2) As a registered trade member.
3) As an End User.
- What are the benefits of registration? [Back to top]
To be able to use all the salient features of the site the user has to be registered at the site. For more details, see ‘benefits for node members/All India registered trade members/ Registered End Users'.
- Do I need to pay for the registration and is there any brokerage or commission on The transaction made on Nehru place IT Hub ?[Back to top]
There are no registration fees for All India Trade members and End users.
The Nehru Place IT Hub is providing a neutral trading platform to its members with NO BROKERAGE or COMMISSION being charged on the dealings materialized. There will be one to one deals, without any intervention by Nehru Place IT Hub.
- Who can register as a Node Member ? [Back to top]
register as a node member, a trade member/ distributor has to be based at Nehru Place. He can give us a phone call or ask for registration by mailing at email@example.com. Our representative will give him a visit and register him as a node member after fulfilling the basic formalities. The trade member will be issued a user name and password for his Virtual Shop and E-Mail once he is registered. He can start using his Virtual Shop and E-Mail as soon as the registration is done.
- Who can register as a Trade member ? [Back to top]
A trade member in computer products can register himself as an ALL India Trade member online at www.nehruplaceithub.com by filling all the requisite details in the trade member registration form. After the requisite verification the Trade member will be issued a user name and password that can be used by him for using the various features of the site.
- How much time will it take for the registration as a Trade member once the form is submitted ?[Back to top]
The registration of Trade member would take 48 hours from the submission of the registration form.
- Who can register as an End User ? [Back to top]
Any user of computer products-whether an individual or an organization can register as an End User by filling the form of registration as an End User. After the requisite verification the user name and password will be issued to the End User. Some examples of end users could be: top corporates, medium or small-scale companies, institutional buyers, cyber cafes, educational institutes and also home users.
- What facilities will I get at Nehru Place IT Hub as a Nehru Place Dealer ? [Back to top]
All the computer trade members based at Nehru place and who get registered as members with Nehru Place IT Hub will be getting numerous facilities at the hub. As the hub has been specially made to cater to the requirements of Nehru Place trade members, features have been included in the web site to enhance their current trading and provide a wider market for them. The node members will be enjoying the following benefits:
1. A unique virtual shop in the name of their company, which will contain their company name, a brief profile of their company, telephone numbers, fax numbers, names of the contact persons and all the relevant information about the product dealt in like product pricing and technical specifications, with the facility of dual pricing.
2. Get an exclusive E-mail at npithub.com e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. 24 hours Internet Access, without any telephone expenses. This facility will allow the node member remain online any time during the day without worry of frequent disconnections and without keeping one telephone line busy during the time of connectivity.
4. Will be able to give special offers on the site as well as receive special offers of all other computer trade members.
5. Advertise on the web site through banner ads, flash offers, promos, special offers and new product launches.
6. Auction their products and participate in the auction of other trade members.
7. Advertise free of cost in available / wanted section of classifieds and quote for the demand of hardware products listed in the wanted section of classifieds.
8. Send instant messages to trade members at Nehru Place.
9. Broadcasting requirements to other node members.
10. Use chat features.
11. Forum of trade members.
12. Get the latest updated prices of other members in the trading community.
13. Use net meeting in the intranet setup.
14. Finalize their deals without having to pay any brokerage or commission.
15. Download important hardware drivers.
16. Get Customer Support.
17. Get the latest news about the Computer Hardware industry and prevailing trends.
- What facilities will I get at Nehru Place IT Hub as a Trade member ? [Back to top]
1. Advertise free of cost in available/wanted section of classifieds and quote for the demand of hardware products listed in the wanted section of classifieds.
2. Get an exclusive E-mail at npithub.com e.g. email@example.com. With unlimited storage space.
3. Will be able to give special offers on the site as well as receive special offers of all other computer trade members.
4. Advertise on the web site through banner ads, flash offers, promotional offers, special offers and new product launches.
5. Auction their products and participate in the auction of other trade members.
6. Send instant messages to trade members at Nehru Place.
7. Use chat feature.
8. Get the latest updated prices of Nehru Place Computer Trade members.
9. Finalize their deals without having to pay any brokerage or commission.
10. Download important hardware drivers.
11. Get the latest news about the Computer Hardware industry and prevailing trends.
- What facilities will I get at Nehru Place IT Hub as End Users ? [Back to top]
1. Advertise free of cost in available/wanted section of classifieds .
2. Use chat feature
3. Get the latest prices prevailing in the market.
4. Download important hardware drivers.
5. Get the latest news about the Computer Hardware industry and prevailing trends.
6. Get the best deals through various offers for buying the best computer hardware.
- What is a Virtual shop ? [Back to top]
By this feature we provide our node members with a net presence, so that people, world wide, can become aware of their existence. The buyer finds the trade member at his virtual shop just at a mouse click. Each Nehru Place trade member will be provided a virtual shop in the cyber space similar to their shops in Nehru Place. The virtual shop will contain details like their company name, a brief profile of their company, telephone numbers, fax numbers, mobile numbers, names of the contact persons and all the relevant information about the product dealt in like product pricing and technical specifications, with the facility of dual pricing.
- What is dual pricing ? [Back to top]
The concept of B2B and B2C is inherent in any market and so we too have incorporated the same in this Cyber Market. In virtual shop we have given the facility of having separate set of prices for Trade members and end users. The retail price or the price for end users shall be open to be viewed by all, displaying the properties of an open B2C market. Only those who know the password can view the trade members prices.
- Will I be able to update my Virtual Shop on my own ? [Back to top]
Yes, the respective node members will be able to update their Virtual Shops on their own sitting in their shops without any complications. If at all they require any guidance our customer support personnel would cater to them.
- Will I be able to add new products in my virtual shop ? (for Nehru Place Members only) [Back to top]
At your virtual shop you can delete the products that become obsolete, change the prices of your products on a regular basis and even add new products in the listing of your products whenever you start dealing in some new item. We have tried to make the site as user friendly and as compatible to your business as your day-to-day dealings. The prices can be updated any time by you or by us on your behalf as per your convenience. All the latest updates will reach all the trade members of Nehru Place the moment you make such changes in your Virtual shop
- Who will be in control of My Virtual Shop ? [Back to top]
The control of the Virtual Shop will be with the respective Registered Node member. The Hub is a neutral trading platform and therefore it will not have any role to play in the control of the virtual shops of its members.
- How can my Virtual Shop remain open 24 hours a day ?[Back to top]
At Nehru Place, you have to pull down the shutters after office hours, but the doors of your virtual shop will remain open, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, year after year. Your virtual shop will be accessible by all most everyone and it would serve the same purpose as giving expensive advertisements in numerous computer reseller magazines. With an added benefit that this gives you a net identity, which will be seen by hundreds, thousands and lakhs of people who most probably didn't even know of your existence.
- What is the Security of my Virtual Shop ?[Back to top]
The page containing the rates for trade members will remain password protected. You can modify the password anytime and as many times as you wish to. Only those trade members shall get access to your page that you give your password to. You may give it to only those trade members who you deal with on a regular basis, so that they can just enter your page and get information about all the products you deal in and the prices that you are offering for them. Only you will know this password, we will not have any role to play in the administration of your password.
- What is an E-Shop ? [Back to top]
This link shows the list of virtual shops of all the node members i.e. it will have all the information such as contact person, phone no., address and other details.
- What is Shop Admin link ? (for Nehru Place Members only) [Back to top]
The node member can modify his shop for example a new phone gets added he can put that new number through shop admin. This link gives you and the facility to make changes in the profile and changes in the shop as well.
- How frequently can I update my Prices ?[Back to top]
The rates of some products in Computer Hardware Industry change very frequently. Computer parts like CPUs, mother boards, hard disks and RAM have their prices changing on a daily basis and sometimes two to three times a day. Your Virtual shop will contain the information about the prices offered by you, all you have to do is go to your virtual shop and update the prices whenever there is any such change. If you find it inconvenient you can give the relevant information to us and we shall update it on receiving conformation from you. As soon as you update a price it shall reach all the trade members instantly through our homepage.
- What are Classifieds ? [Back to top]
This section is just the same as the classifieds in News Papers. This section will be divided into Wanted and Available. The registered member can place requirements as well as availability of the computer products under the requisite sections. This would be done absolutely free of cost. In the Classifieds section the member can specify whether the advertisement he is placing can be used by both the trade members as well as end users or only by trade members.
- How can I make use of the Classified Section if I am a Seller ? [Back to top]
As a seller, you can increase awareness about any product that is available with you; you may enter its details in the ‘available’ section of Classifieds, along with the prices. This way you can not only cater more efficiently to the present market but also expand the market for your products. This section can be used for disposing off obsolete products as well as creating demand for your new product and give special prices for existing products. As a seller, you can even browse the ‘wanted’ section of Classifieds and secure orders.
- How can I make use of the Classified Section if I am a Buyer ? [Back to top]
As a buyer, under the ‘wanted’ section of Classifieds, you can place your requirements about the product. All the trade members visiting the page shall go through your requirements and send you the quotations. Out of these you can choose the one most suitable to you and directly communicate with the other trade member without any third party intervention, as it is one to one deal as there is no commission or brokerage charges. Instead of your having to find a seller from whom to buy, the seller will himself locate you. This way you can improve your sourcing and make new connections in the business world. As a buyer, you can even browse the ‘available’ section of Classifieds and meet your requirements. Also as a buyer you can search the ‘available’ section of Classifieds for your sourcing requirements and get a general awareness about the market.
- How can I place advertisements in Classifieds ? [Back to top]
For placing an advertisement in either the wanted or the available section, you have to be registered with Nehru place IT Hub. You can simply go to the classifieds section and upload your classifieds advertisement.
- How long will it take for my advertisement to be loaded in the Classifieds section ? [Back to top]
Your classifieds advertisement will be uploaded as soon as you fill in the details required in the place classifieds wanted or available form and submit it.
- What are Auctions ? [Back to top]
Auctions feature has been kept at the web site for registered trade members. Auctions will be both online as well as live. Initially live auctions will be held at Nehru Place only for the registered trade members. This is a paid feature. This is a very good medium for launch of new products and inventory clearance. Because holding inventory involves huge cost this feature can be used to for converting blocked inventory into cash.
Daily new products are launched, however all the target customers may not be reached. And it may include huge costs per effective advertisement. The auctions would provide Focused Advertising for Trade members.
- How can I auction my products through Nehru Place IT Hub ? [Back to top]
The Hub will provide you an opportunity to Auction your products, this will not only give the required publicity to your new products but can also be used for disposing off obsolete goods. These auctions will be done both online as well as live at various counters of the hub located at different places. This is again a unique feature that the Hub will be providing only to its members. The auction feature will be activated shortly.
- What are Downloads?[Back to top]
At the site we'll be providing you with various downloads so that you can get the relevant drivers for the commonly used hardware easily without wasting time and efforts. All the hardware drivers are available for download free of cost at the Hub.
- What is Instant Messaging ? [Back to top]
After viewing a Virtual Shop, you may want to finalize a deal and interact with the trade member. You can directly interact with the other trade member and take more information as per your requirements. The instant messaging facility allows you to drop instant messages to other trade members, you want to start a net meeting with other node members, a conference or a group conversation you can use this facility for dropping the invitation. In case you want to inform about your new product or a special offer only to a selected group of trade members, you can do the same using this facility. If you want to send across a message regarding a particular requirement all you have to do is select the instant message button in your web page and a list of your preferred trade members as well as other trade members will be displayed, you only have to select the trade members you want to send the message to, type ‘required AMD K6’ and the message will be flashed instantly to all the trade members.
Whenever you are viewing the virtual shop of node member there will be an indication whether or not the person is online. If he is, then you can send a message instantly and start an online conversation. Similarly when you are viewing the classified section, and you run a query regarding the availability of CPUs, the listing of all the companies who have registered in classified will appear along with the online status of the person concerned. If you like a deal, you can just click on the online status button and interact with the person thus finalizing all the details of the deal.
- What is Broadcasting ? [Back to top]
You can broadcast messages to the Nehru Place Trade members community through the Hub. There may be some urgent requirement or an urgent message that you want to convey to all the other trade members. You can simply broadcast the same at nehruplaceithub.com and it will reach all the targeted trade members. This is exclusively for the Nehru Place Members.
Latest Price Updates
- How will my Latest Price Update reach other Trade Members and Customers ? [Back to top]
As stated earlier, you can update the rates on your virtual shop any time of the day as per your convenience. The product having the last updated price shall be displayed on the home page that will reach all the other trade members through the net instantly and fetch orders for you. Similarly any new product added to your virtual shop will also be displayed on our home page.
- What is Advanced Search ? [Back to top]
As the name suggests Power Search Allows the user to search by product name, Brand, product info, description, date, city, name of the virtual shop, contact person and price. This makes the search more specific and filtered.
- What is Search ? [Back to top]
This Search is a generic search. It allows the users to search for Products, Brands, Product info, virtual shops etc at a single click.
- How can I search for a particular Computer product at Nehru Place IT Hub ? [Back to top]
For finding the virtual shops of Trade members and distributors who deal in a particular product, you can type the name of the product in the search box and click on search. The list of all the trade members dealing in that product will be displayed.
- How can I search for a trade member at Nehru Place IT Hub ?[Back to top]
To locate a trade member, type a key word out of his company name in the search text box and click on search, the list of the trade members matching the key word will be displayed.
- How can I Launch my New Products through the Hub ? [Back to top]
The hub provides an ideal platform for showcasing one' computer products. The advertisement is focused as it is targeted to specific segment. For details please see our advertising info link.
- What is the significance of firstname.lastname@example.org ? [Back to top]
This is a full-fledged electronic mail as means of communication. Every trade member will be provided with an E-Mail address on which he can not only place orders but also receive orders and requests from his customers. The net identity would be similar for all, removing the hurdle of remembering the complicated IDs of various trade members that are present today. At present you are maintaining it on various platforms like Hotmail, Yahoo, Satyam, VSNL, etc. It becomes very difficult to remember the trade members’ names as well as the location where it is maintained. The address you have with us will be email@example.com .
- What is Mass Mailing ? [Back to top]
Today if you are launching a product, you send detailed letters of the same to all the trade members, or if you review the prices of your existing products, you send it across by mail instantly to those who have an E-Mail account and for those who don't have email account that have to be either hand delivered or send through post, following a lengthy and time consuming procedure.
All these cumbersome efforts can be avoided by mass mailing to preferred trade members. Mass mailing on the net also takes numerous efforts if you have to do it yourself. Here we are offering to do it for you at a negligible cost. This not only saves your precious time but also numerous resources.
- What is E-Mail ( Webmail )?[Back to top]
It is a web-based mail where in we provide an exclusive mail id dedicated to you and unlike any site the amount of mail space is unlimited. This will look like firstname.lastname@example.org
- What is Chat ?[Back to top]
The chat software is provided at Nehruplaceithub.com, which would be used for trade purposes, special rooms can be created for various computer hardware products eg. for cpu’s, hardisk etc.and other IT issues which can be used for discussing any information relating to them. Users can create their own chat rooms as well and use them for their benefit.
- What are Forums ? [Back to top]
At the Site special page would be included to contain all the latest information about the Delhi Computer Trade members Association. It would include information like Circulars for various functions or occasions, list of holidays, memorandums and the common issues faced by the Computer Trade members.
- What is the News Link ? [Back to top]
The news section would contain all the news of Computer Hardware industry in general with special focus on Nehru Place.
- What is Personalizer link? [Back to top]
The user can personalize the display of the Home page of Nehru Place IT Hub on his machine as well as change the colour combinations of his Virtual shop as many times as he wants.
- What kind of Customer support will be provided to the Nehru Place Members ? [Back to top]
Customer Support is exclusively for the node members of Nehru Place IT Hub. One Customer Support personnel will be catering to the needs of 15 node members. They will be present physically when ever the node member needs help regarding the Hub or its features during the working hours. This facility has been incorporated for Customer Satisfaction considering the limited time available with Nehru Place Trade members. All India trade members can avail the customer support through e-mail and the customer support link on the site.
- What is the latest ad link? [Back to top]
This link gives the last five ads placed in the classified section. This gives an opportunity for both the buyer and the seller to directly look at the last five ads and take a decision whether to give a quote.
- What are Special Offers ?[Back to top]
The special offer is similar to the parchees (pamphlets) being distributed in Nehru Place but our electronic parchee (special offer) costs very less and has a much wider reach. The special offers section gives you the option of displaying your product information in three ways. You can give information that is open to all or specifically for Nehru Place Trade members or for all India trade members in general. When we talk of enhancement in technology and healthy competition we cannot ignore the value added concept. You can use this section for giving special prices for your products, heavily discounted prices, special packages and other incentives for the popularity of one’s product. This section can be used for bundling offers as well like bundling an item in short supply with a slow moving item or others like CPU clubbed with Mother Boards, combo offer or for advertising a special scheme e.g. buy 100 hard disks and get 5 free! The trade members can make use of this section to reach to other trade members and increase awareness about their offer and publicize their product at a negligible cost! These offers will be displayed even when the user is browsing other pages of the site. This is a paid feature and will remain in effect for a day.
- How can I place a special offer ? [Back to top]
Special offers will have to be placed offline. Request for placing a special offer should be made either on phone or through e-mail at email@example.com, we will send our representative to collect the special offer from you (in Nehru place only) or you may send your person across with the details of the special offer.
- How long will it take for my special offer to get loaded on the web site? [Back to top]
Special Offers will be loaded on the web site as soon as all the formalities regarding the same are completed.
- For how long will my special offer be kept on the site? [Back to top]
The special offer will be valid for one day only this section being specially designed as special offers of the day.
- What are Flash offers? [Back to top]
Flash Offers are advertisements containing Text Messages with would be horizontally scrolling on the Home page. These offers will be displayed even when the user is browsing other pages of the site. This is a paid feature and will remain in effect for one day.
- How can I place a Flash offer ? [Back to top]
Flash offer will have to be placed offline. Request for placing a Flash offer should be made either on phone or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will send our representative to collect the text to be displayed in the Flash offer from you or you may send your person across with the details of the Flash offer.for details please see our advertising info link.
- What is the Business Directory ? [Back to top]
The business directory is the directory listing of all the IT trade members. Their company profiles, addresses, phone numbers and other relevant details will be recorded here. This will in effect provide a database of all the IT trade members
- How can I advertise on Nehru Place IT Hub ?[Back to top]
We are giving you many modes of advertisement through our web site – Classifieds, banner ads, flash offers, promotional offers, special offers, new product launches, small banner ads and many more. They are made available to the members at affordable costs.
- What is the utility of the Services category ? [Back to top]
A separate section has been made for providing services to members which would contain details regarding the trade members who are engaged in providing services for spare parts of Computers, repairs of computer hardware and trade members taking annual maintenance contracts for computer hardware.