GULPREET SINGH ARORA is an Indore- based entrepreneur who has co-founded SMSGATEWAYHUB Technologies Resources Pvt Ltd. Always intrigued by the way the internet works, Gulpreet has taken multiple shots at making products. SITEADDA Web hosting as a product and services company has grown to 10 members with SMSGATEWAYHUB as their core product. SMSGATEWAYHUB is primarily a bulk SMS provider in India and the intention is to include all modes of communication in the future. "SMSGATEWAYHUB is all about messaging, whether it is via SMS, email or voice.As a startup, we wanted to stay focused on our product. Hence, it's only SMS for now. The idea may not be unique in itself, but our services are. IT is all about information sharing and managing it," says Gulpreet. Having been in the web hosting space, SMSGATEWAYHUB has a strong reseller network of 1000 other entities and they themselves have been able to bring on board clients like metLife,Axisbank, Golds Gym and a few other PSUs with whom they're talking. The space is crowded with other players like, Knowlarity and ZipDial but the game typically comes down to marketing and sales as there is no dearth of small, medium and large businesses in India who'd need such solutions.Having a base in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, is an advantage for SMSGATEWAYHUB in a way because they have a larger catchment area in their vicinity even though there is an extra effort to convert a potential lead.
SMSGATEWAYHUB has various pricing models, the most common one being a 16 paise per SMS model (read more on how SaaS companies price their products). Talking about the future,Gulpreet says, "Innovation in communication is our core and we are also looking at scaling up to international markets and unlocking the potential there. Website:www.smsgatewayhub.com