Pepagora is a live marketplace that aims to help small businesses online across Tamil Nadu. Most of the manufacturers, suppliers and exporters on Pepagora.com are based in Tamil Nadu. Most MSMEs have the skill to produce versatile products and services, but lack the capability to sell the same. As a B2B marketplace for business goods, Pepagora aims to help small businesses flourish.
Most of the manufacturers and exporters on Pepagora are from different cities of Tamil Nadu such as Chennai, Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Trichy, Sivakasi, Madurai, Vellore, Dindigul, Tirupur etc.
In Tamil Nadu, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have been accepted as the engine of economic growth. The major advantage of this sector is its employment potential at low capital cost. The labour intensity of this sector is much higher than any other large enterprise. MSMEs contribute 8% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Tamil Nadu accounts for the largest number (15.07%) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country with 6.89 lakhs registered MSMEs, producing over 8,000 varieties of product for a total investment of more than Rs.32, 008 crores.
Tamil Nadu is the leader in auto parts and components, readymade garments, and leather and leather goods. The 13 main sectors of Tamil Nadu’s MSMEs are:
- Electrical and electronic industry
- Leather and leather goods
- Auto parts and components
- Drugs and pharmaceuticals.
- Solar energy equipment.
- Gold and Diamond Jewellery for exports.
- Pollution Control equipment.
- Sports Goods and Accessories.
- Cost effective building material.
- Readymade Garments.
- Food processing
- Plastic and
Tamil Nadu has also taken an initiative to encourage women entrepreneurs. Five new industrial estates have been setup in the state which is solely for women. It’s the first of its kind in the country.
Since the state of Tamil Nadu has so much potential, Pepagora aims at giving it a boost so that more MSMEs emerge. As a B2B portal, Pepagora wants to tap the hidden potential of small businesses online so that they are able to acquire more buyers for their offerings. This will definitely break barriers as buying and selling will become much easier.
Hence, Pepagora is a great platform for MSMEs in Tamil Nadu who are looking to establish themselves as a full-fledged company and establish relationships with buyers and sellers across the globe.