Daily Deals companies seem to be the rage in Colombo these days. First out of the blocks was Anything.lk and critical to launching this type of business was a telecoms and internet infrastructure that could support a business that would take Sri Lanka by storm.
Anything.lk, Sri Lanka’s leading daily deal site launched in June this year with a powerful telecoms, internet and mobile-enabled platform from Dialog.
Anything.lk CEO Reeza Zarook, said “When we looked at our options for a telecoms and internet solutions provider, we really only had one choice. The Dialog Enterprise team’s service levels have been remarkable coupled with a great attitude. We selected Dialog because they could provide what we needed in terms of infrastructure in the time frame required. However, the real value-add was the ability of the Anything.lk site to interact with Dialog’s customers to completely mobile-enable the solution end to end.
In a global first for Groupon-clones, Anything.lk’s system allows users to capture daily deals direct from their mobile phone.
Group Chief Executive for Dialog Axiata PLC, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya said “Dialog has been consistent in applying the very latest in technology to meet the varying and ever-advancing needs of our customers. We are proud to have been selected by Anything.lk to provide a full range of services to Sri Lanka’s leading daily deals operation. We are confident that the strategic vision espoused for by Anything.lk with respect to product development for Sri Lankan consumers and our country’s electronic commerce infrastructure at large, will herald an exciting era for participatory direct response marketing in Sri Lanka”
Reeza Zarook added, “Dialog has been a great partner for us, and we look forward to launching the next phase of functionalities that we have held back for launch in the second half of this year. These next functionalities are also global-firsts and will propel the daily deal environment into a new paradigm of m- and e-commerce in Sri Lanka.”
Dialog Axiata PLC, an ISO 9001 certified company, is a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad. The company operates 2.5G and 3/3.5G Mobile Communications networks supporting the very latest in multimedia and mobile Internet services. Dialog has the distinction of being the first 3G operator in South Asia to commence commercial operations. Its local coverage spans all provinces of Sri Lanka, while international roaming is provided in over 200 destinations. Dialog Axiata, the largest and fastest growing cellular service in Sri Lanka also operates Dialog Television a direct-to-home satellite tv service and Dialog Broadband Network – providing backbone and transmission infrastructure facilities and data communication services, serving a subscriber base in excess of 7 million Sri Lankans. (www.dialog.lk).
Anything.lk is the largest and number 1 daily deals company in Sri Lanka today. With over 90,000 unique visitors to the site in just 9 weeks, the company is one of the fastest ever growing internet companies Sri Lanka.
Anything.lk is backed by key investors from this domain including the Srivorakul brothers from Thailand (the founders of the most successful daily deals company in South East Asia covering Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines) and Rebate Networks GmbH – who have included Anything.lk into their portfolio of 32 daily deals companies worldwide.