Imagine going to a speed dating event and finding 50 people that look and talk the same but have different last names. Not much to choose from right? That’s just like shopping on any marketplace e-commerce site today. And that’s why curated lists are awesome. Because honestly, it is tiring to sift through hundreds of thousands of vendors selling pretty much the same products. We believe in the power of few. Come in and explore. And that is the mantra of Qtrove, a Bangalore based online curated marketplace that exhibits & sells non-mass produced items from small entrepreneurs across the country.
One of my favorite things to do on the internet is to hunt for websites that offer something different to us consumers. I like shopping for unique accessories, skincare products and even food and beverages online and I firmly believe that small entrepreneurs come out with much better stuff than the big ones that mass produce. If we share the same interest, you will love Qtrove. From skincare to fragrances, candles, accessories, home decor, pet care, stationery, bags and even bakery items, chocolates, gourmet coffee etc, Qtrove stocks them all. And at very reasonable prices.
It took me a lot of time to figure out what I wanted to order because they have so many products to choose from. I was very tempted to get some home baked goods but they only deliver those in Bangalore so I settled for hand made soaps, a skin care product and a few food items. Since most of the vendors are small entrepreneurs, it might take some time for them to make and ship your order so keep that in mind. Standard shipping rate is Rs 40 and they also accept Cash On Delivery.
These are the products I got:
- Rustic Art Aloe Vera Neem Basil Gel
- Panee Handmade Soaps and Bodyworks Activated Charcoal and Exotic Clay Soap
- Martha’s Preserves Authentic Chili Salsa and Spicy Mango Chili Sauce
- Summer Royale Mango Orange Jam
Till now,I have tried the jam and the sauces and they are really good specially the spicy mango chili sauce. I have my eyes on quite a few products from the website like Bacon Jam, Gourmet Coffees, Scrubs and some home decor items. Will definitely shop more!
Have you tried out Qtrove? What do you think of the website? Do share your thoughts in the comments below.
I was provided a voucher from Qtrove to shop from the website.