Published: 02nd September 2019
Move over Uber Eats, Swiggy, this 30-year-old's app 'Service Mantra' offers a lot more than just food delivery in AP
RIMS medical college student K Lakshmi Prasanna says she is using the Service Mantra services as she has to spend Rs 150 on auto-rickshaw every time she wants to go to Kadapa town
Get over Swiggy, Amazon, Paytm and all the other apps, this 30-year-old from Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh has come up with a mobile application that will help with odds jobs like booking railway tickets, paying the electricity bill and more for a nominal fee.
After graduation, he searched for a suitable job, but it was hard to come by. However, not getting disheartened, this man now in his early 30’s decided to be self-employed.
After much thought, he came up with an idea to launch a mobile application — ‘Service Mantra’, which is to provide services to do some small chores like paying the electricity bill, book railway ticket and such odd jobs for a nominal fee.
Raj Kumar of Kadapa town came up with the idea, which has not only made himself employed but also provided work to a few youngsters like him. Moreover, it became a great boon for several people in the town and other places.
The mobile application can be downloaded from the Google play store and the service can be availed through a message to the number indicated in the mobile application or seeking service by calling over the telephone.
In places like Vijayawada, Guntur Visakhapatnam, one finds online food delivery services like Uber eat, Swiggy, Zomato. Service Mantra also works on a similar principle but offers more services than just the delivery of food from the selected restaurant by customers.
With the increasing urbanization of Kadapa, the lifestyle of people in the town of 4 lakh people is also undergoing change. People have become more busy with work to earn more and often find it difficult to do small works like payment of bills, standing in queue for getting a railway or a bus ticket. They too have started looking for online services and under such circumstances, ‘Service Mantra’ came quite handy.
RIMS medical college student K Lakshmi Prasanna says she is using the Service Mantra services as she has to spend Rs150 on auto-rickshaw every time she wants to go to Kadapa town. RIMS is located on the town outskirts. K Ramakrishna Reddy and Sujatha, an elderly couple said as they are suffering from age-related issues, ‘Service Mantra’ had been a great help to them.
"If the customers order on the app, or place an order over the phone - 77993 41000, within 45 minutes the delivery boy will approach and complete the entrusted work," Raj Kumar said. He charges a minimal fee of Rs 30, if the delivery distance is below 5 km and Rs 40 if the distance is above 5 km.
Delivery boy Vasantha Kumar said that he was doing his graduation and earning money by working in the Service Mantra online service. Like him, there are three more youngsters working as delivery boys with Raj Kumar.
From the time it was launched two years ago, the customer base has been increasing and today on average, Raj Kumar is getting 50 orders per day. "I am quite happy with the success of my mobile app service. It has not only helped me get employed but also gave me satisfaction in providing jobs to others," he said.