The organization behind POTLI , series of Indian art & craft kits, aims to reconnect children with traditional Indian art, thereby creating awareness and expanding markets for artisan communities that depend on their art for their livelihood while helping sustain the old art forms they practice. A Fair Trade product.Potli uses simple approaches like making the craft kits fun and easy, close to nature, and children naturally love hands-on projects, all of which makes it an appealing activity. A resource like a facts sheet on the art form, with information contributed by masters in the field, is a means to help instruct and educate kids
Soolkaama consulted with Potli to first analyse existing business growth and helped the organisation chart out a revenue growth strategy which involved reaching out to the export markets and also online stockists – the two areas less explored previously by them. As part of this strategy, Soolkaama designed and developed an e-commerce ready website (www.potli.org) and also instituted a social media strategy. The social media strategy was further bolstered by a custom social media manager tool to help plan and schedule posts. The tool also helps to analyse post performance and tweak future posts accordingly to gain maximum audience reach. Working with a less than optimal tech savvy team, involved developing solutions that the existing team members could learn easily and make them part of their daily job. From uploading new products online, creating blogs, planing post content and automating post schedules, the team now handles all this work in-house.
Since launch, Potli has already bagged several export orders and there are several more enquiries for B2B trade. Through the website they have been able to restore their brand image, promote in-house activities such as online workshops which have generated additional revenues. The rebranding also included developing content such as high quality product photography as showcased in this post.