Lenskart launches Industry’s first App which requires NO internet

An industry first initiative, the app enables browsing and purchasing your favorite eyewear products without internet

The all new Lenskart Lite app is 80% lighter than the size of a regular app

Lenskart launches Industry’s first App which requires NO internet

Lenskart launches Industry’s first App which requires NO internet

Bangalore, 30 January, 2017: In its endeavor to expand its online reach in India, Lenskart.com, one of India’s leading eyewear company, recently launched a revolutionary product. ‘Lenskart Lite’, India’s e-commerce industry’s first NO internet app, suited for android mobile phones will make shopping possible even without no internet. Lenskart Lite has been built to allow users to browse the varied range of eyewear products offered by the company and purchase them even in the absence of internet.

After the successful launch of the Lenskart app, the all new Lenskart Lite is a hassle free app which has been built specifically for the bandwidth strapped Indian consumer. Being the first in the e-commerce industry, at a little over 1 MB, this app is almost 80% lighter than the regular app, which enables it to download easily. It requires internet only at the point of download. After successful download and first launch, users can browse products, avail discounts and place order even when there is no internet.

“The launch of the Lenskart Lite app demonstrates our company’s commitment to mobile solutions and its ability in developing cutting-edge and favorable mobile application that helps users to discover different eyewear to match their personalities. With the changing online business models and evolving consumer behavior with regards to online shopping, Lenskart.com aims to provide a hassle free and faster experience to shoppers through this initiative.” said, Peyush Bansal, CEO, Lenskart.com.

“Interestingly, as a tech-innovation company, the idea for this app came during our internal Hackathon, which is part of our Employee Development Initiatives. We saw merit in the idea and are extremely proud to make it a reality”, added Bansal.

The Lenskart Lite app is primarily based on SMS technology. In the absence of Internet, there is a use of proprietary protocol on top of SMS to communicate with the internal system and thereby process the user’s request. However, on the availability of internet connectivity, the technology switches back to internet. Lenskart.com also uses some proprietary solution to decide product catalog and inventory availability for the offline orders.

The Lenskart Lite app is an innovative strategy that aims to transform online shopping into a personalized yet an accessible experience. With apps becoming the fastest and best channel for user engagement, this initiative is part of the company’s effort to make their business more effective and engaging.

About Lenskart.com: 

Founded in 2010, Lenskart is India’s largest online retailer of premium quality and stylish eyewear, offering over 10,000 different styles to suit all pocket sizes and diverse consumer needs. With a unique click and mortar business model, Lenskart is revolutionizing the eyewear industry by offering disruptive services like Free Home Eye check-up, 3D Try On, Free Home Trial and First Frame Free among others. Through innovative technology and a deep focus on consumer satisfaction, Lenskart has grown more than 200% year on year, to be among the top 3 optical businesses in India. With a rapidly growing network strength of more than 900, Lenskart is present in over 200 stores across more than 66 cities in India. Lenskart has been funded by venture capitalists like, IDG Ventures ($4 million in October 2011) and Ronnie Screwvala-led Unilazer Ventures ($10 million in February 2013), TPG Growth & TR Capital ($22 million in January 2015), IFC (400 crores) and Premji Invest (in September 2016).