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Vanik is an Online-To-Offline (O-2-O) Platform where manufacturers / brands find channel partners Online and Transact Offline. Using Vanik service, any manufacturer, importer can find distributors / stockists / dealers / franchise etc. from all over India and  build pan-India distribution channel at a very affordable cost and in record time. Please watch this 2 minute video

Vanik brings all players in distribution trade - brands, manufacturer, importers on one hand and channel partners - distributors, dealers, wholesalers, super stockists, sales agents, PCD etc. on other hand - on single platform and help them find each other and conduct business.  Over 50,000 channel partners, 30,000+ brands / manufacturers / importers interact freely over Vanik platform, exchange thousands of messages everyday - creating a unique business ecosystem. Experienced distribution trade professionals help manufacturers / brands to build distribution channels across India at very affordable cost. From online leads to offline negotiation and success - Vanik O-2-O helps all the way. For a schematic description of how vanik works - please click here

  • Vanik helps you expand your sales network across India
  • Using Vanik services - You will be able to sell far more through Distributors, Dealers, Stockists Etc.
  • From Online Leads To Offline Success - Vanik Helps You All The Way
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  • Vanik Offers Money Back Guarantee - Guaranteed Response Or Money Back

So, you want to be a channel partner for companies / brands but do not know how to go about. Vanik helps you connect with brands from over India and even overseas. Please watch this video.

Vanik services are free - register today and start connecting with manufacturers and brands.

Join Vanik as Channel Partner  - it takes only few minutes and then post an advertisement. Please share as much information about yourself as possible like your experience (no of years), what kind of work you have done before, what products you are interetsed in, what kind of distribution infrastructure (godown, office, staff etc) you have, how much you can invest and most important your GST number. In case you do not have GST - please share your PAN number. Nothing wrong if you are starting fresh - just say so. Do not worry about language - our support staff will take care and make final advertisement copy

We shall verify your offer, call you if necessary, and publish the advertisement at Vanik.com free of cost. Also, we shall forward your advertisement to concerned manufacturers/importers. Interested brands will contact you directly. You are free to do business with whoever you like. All negotiations are direct between parties - we do not get in there.

So, using Vanik, you can launch your business free of cost and reach out to brands across India and even overseas. Please feel free to contact us in case you need any help/assistance.

  • To join Vanik.Com, please click at Join Now Link at top menu panel - Log-In -> Join-Now
  • Please select your membership type - Brand Or Channel Partner.
  • Registration is FREE - takes hardly couple of minutes.
  • As registered member - you will be able to log-in to dashboard, receive direct messages from other members, alerts and other membership services. However, to make full use of powerful Vanik services - please upgrade to Paid Membership
  • You may be a visitor - You need to register at vanik.com first.
  • Only registered members can netowrk with other members.
  • Registration is FREE - takes only couple of minutes
  • For Premium Services - You need to upgrade to paid membership level
  • Vanik.com is the first Online-To-Offline (O2O) Platform on B2B Distribution Channels in India
  • Its also the oldest and largest platform on distribution opportunities in India.
  • Its the only platform to offer 50,000+ domestic channel opportunities and 100,000+ overseas opportunities
  • Vanik is part of a larger business eco-system on distribution trade, other parts of the ecosystem being Blog, Newsletter, Forum, Database etc.- sponsored by parent copmpany Ace InfoBanc Pvt Ltd
  • Apart from online help - we have very experienced professionals from distribution trade and supply chain who hand-hold and guide entrepreneurs. Mentoring is also part of our service.
  • We focus on friendly, interactive and human services. Technology is a great help - but equally or more important is a helping hand behind that technology, a human touch that understands your difficulty and is ready to help.
  • Serious business people like you will find vanik.com refreshingly different as we only display carefully selected, edited and formatted information. Unlike complete automated systems, our qualified researchers spend hundreds of hours filtering out junk/ unwanted postings, edit every bit of information and make sure visitors do not get frustrated with useless promotional literature.
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  • Vanik is a Hindi/Sanskrit word meaning 'trader' or 'businessman'. Vanik.com aims at helping businessmen sell more across India and overseas markets using business-to-business (B2B) channel partners. It is the largest and oldest platform on channel opportunities - helping Indian and overseas businesses since 2017.
  • The content is updated daily, sometimes every hour. Visit vanik.com for latest opportunities on agency, distribution, franchise etc. from all over India and overseas countries.

Membership Services

Basic membership is free and valid for lifetime.

Paid membership can be from 6-months to 1-Year duration, depending upon your choice.

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  • Above page has a FAQ on Paid Membership Services
  • We offer a variety of online and offline payment options. You may pay online through Credit Card, Debit Card, Netbanking etc. or NEFT/RTGS or drop cheque in your nearest branch of HDFC or ICICI bank. Please click here for all payment options 
  • We Do Not Accept Credit/Debit Card Information  - Online payments are transacted at secure server of Payment Gateway

There is no hidden charge - you only pay membership fee once during membership duration. All fees and charges - catalog creation, commercials, utilities, BazarA2Z etc. etc - are part of Membership services. Even expert advice is part of membership service. All our services and service fee are clearly defined at Pricing Page.

Only time you need to pay additional fee is - in case you decide to upgrade membership to higher level (say, from Diamond to Platinum). In such case you will need to pay the differential.

Your GST invoice gets created automatically with membership activation. The invoice is available in your Dashboard. Please download it by log-in to Dashboard and click on Payments. From drop-down menu - please click on My Invoice. You will be able to download PDF invoice from here.

To renew your membership - please log-in to Dashboard and click on Payments. From drop down menu - please click on Renew Membership. Timely renewal (i.e. before expiry of membership) benefits include - 10% discount and carry forward of your unused credits, apart from uninterrupted service.

Member Dashboard

Dashboard helps members manage membership resources such as profile management, catalog management, invoice, payment, monitor campaign response, messages received, analytics etc.  Dashboard is secured - members need user-id and password to log-in to his/her password.

Please log-in to dashboard and click on My Details at top menu panel. From drop down menu - please click on My Usage. You will find total credits, credit used and credits available information. Please click on number of credits used - you will find details of credit usage information such as date and time, IP number, and concerned enquiry number where credit was used. Click on Enquiry Number to view the text of the enquiry.    Important:  Viewing contact details of same enquiry twice - will not result in spending 2 credits.

 

After logging in to Dashboard please click on My Details. From drop down menu - please click on View Profile for only profile viewing. To make changes, please click on  Update Profile, make changes and update record. You will not be able to change company name and e-mail from dashboard. To make changes in these, please contact customer service

Please log-in to your dashboard and click on 'My Details'. From drop down menu - please click on 'De-Activate Membership'. Your name and other details appear with a text box for reasons. Please write reason and press De-Activate. Your membership services get deactivated - you will not receive any more mail from us.   Important:  Once de-activated - you will not be able to log-in to your dashboard.

The catalog details are stored in Catalog menu of Dashboard. If you are a paid member - our support dept will create your catalog - you only need to supply required information.You can make changes  in your catalog, if required. For free members - this facility is not available.

Distribution commercial is an Excel spread sheet that maps full pricing and margin information of all channel partners. This is a great help while negotiating distribution terms and conditions as it provides basic price, distributor margin, Net Landing Cost, GST, Retailer Margin, marketing cost etc. This document often undergoes change - so, usually kept in Excel Spreadsheet format. For more information about commercial - please visit Are You Ready To Sell Through Distributors ?

Paid members of Vanik can create commercials through a special utiliuty. To use this, please log in to Dashboard and click on Utility button at top menu panel. From frop down menu - please click on 'Create Commercial'. You only need to enter product name, GST rate, distributor margin and MRP for all your products - the utility will calculate the rest and create distributor commercial. One can preview it, change if necessary and download in Excel format.

Vanik provides model contracts for distributors, super stockists, franchise etc. Members can download any contract and customize it and get vetted by their own lawyer. This service is available for paid members only. To download a contract, please log-in to Dashboard and click on Utilities button at top menu panel. From drop down menu - please click on Model Contracts, You will find several model contracts in MS-Word format - which can be easily downloaded and customized.

Any paid member can send max 10 direct messages (DM) everyday. Messages can be sent to any listed domestic entity in Vanik.com. On successful message sending - sender gets an acknowledgement e-mail and recipient gets sender's message through e-mail. If recipient mobile number is verified - he/she gets SMS alert also. Similarly, any channel partner (Free or Paid) can send max 10 direct messages daily to any listed brand / manufacturer. Free members in Brands / Manufacturers category can not send any direct message though can receive it.

All sent messages can be tracked from dashboard. To view all messages sent by you in the past, please log-in to Dashboard and click on Messages. From drop down menu - please click on Messeges Sent. You will receive list of all messages sent by you with data of message sent, and recipient name. Please click on any message to find further details like message text, recipient's offer etc.

Whenever anyone sends Direct Message (DM) to you - you will receive it as e-mail with message text. If mobile number is verified - you will receive SMS alert. You can track details of all messages sent to you from dashboard. To view all messages sent to you - please log-in to Dashboard and click on Messages. From drop down menu - please click 'Messages Received' to view list of all messages received by you with complete details of sender, message, date, time etc. For further details - please click on any message received.

You can track replies to your DMs from dashboard. Please log-in to Dashboard and click on Messages. From drop down menu - please select Replies Received for all details 

Promotion Service

Promotional service helps paid members reach out to channel partners using Vanik resources. Vanik creates various channels  to market members' products such as Distribution Catalog,  Logo Promotion, Advertisement, Email Promotion Campaign etc. Through these marketing channels, Vanik promotes members' products so that interested partners contact concerned member directly.  

All responses from all your promotion campaigns - be it Email Campaign, Catalog, Log Campaign etc. - are sent to your email box. In addition, the same is stored in dashboard. To track promotion campaign responses - please log in to Dashboard and click on Alert. From drop down menu - please click on Campaign Response. You will find all responses to your campaigns are neatly stored with details of responder, IP address, date, time, source (i.e from which promo campaign) etc.

Whenever members send Direct Message - Vanik tracks the message and store the information. If a recipient opens a DM - the same is displayed at Sales Signal. So, if you want to find out which members have opened your direct message - track sales signals. Knowing before hand that recipient has read your message helps in closing a deal. The sales signals can be found at dashboard. Please log-in to Dashboard and click on Alert. From drop down menu - please click on Sales Signal (Beta). You will find Date, Time, Your DM etc. of DMs opened.

Campaign analytics helps in tracking all visitors who have shown interest in your company. So, any member, when visits your catalog, advertisements, posted offers, featured listing etc. - the event is tracked by vanik and presented to you for further action. To view this analytics - please log-in to your dashboard and click on Alert in top menu panel. From frop down menu - please click on 'Campaign Analytics (Beta). You will find details of visitors (including mobile number) and particulars of event (e.g. Visited Catalog, Offer etc.). This information helps in tracking active users who have shown interest in your product.

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