There is a famous saying: Once you make up your mind to do something, there is no stopping you. It’s no secret that curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. Curious people not only ask questions, but also actively seek out the answers.
Today, we are going to talk about such a man whose curiosity for learning new things made him rich. Bimal Majumdar’s story is one that needs to be told to give enough motivation for the people who are feeling low.
Bimal is a passionately hard working businessman based out of a narrow street in one of Kolkata’s popular industrial areas. He was born to a family with meagre means but always wanted to make something great out of his life. In the nineties, he moved to the city of Kolkata, did various menial jobs and finally started manufacturing leather. Once he set up his business online on Amazon, he finally expereinced success and felt confident to expand. Today, he is the proud owner of Leather Junction, selling pure leather products to customers across India.
”I am Bimal Majumdar. I own Leather Junction. For the past two years, I have been selling on Amazon. In 1992, I came to Kolkata after an argument with my parents. When I came to Kolkata I had little money. I had about 37 to 38 rupees in my pocket at that time. However, I kept trying and tried my best to get a job. Finally, I got an offer from a sweet shop and I started working at the sweet shop, but it was a bad experience because I realised that if I continued working at the shop, I would not be able to fulfill my dream.
Then I started looking for a job as a security guard. I thought if I work as a security guard, I can spare time for learning new skills. While working as a security guard I learnt how to make pure leather products. After that, I worked for 4 -5 more companies. I started my business while learning and working full time. I started making my own products and selling them in the market. I chose to do business because I have always loved challenges in my life. I chose to do online business because I wanted to expand my business to different cities and villages of India. I knew that Amazon is an international brand through which I can successfully grow my business.
Amazon has made a lot of things convenient for me. We can also speak to the customers directly and resolve a return related issue. Whenever I face an issue, I directly contact seller support and they help me resolve it quickly. In a month we sell products worth 3 – 4 lakhs, we hardly face any problems, and that is what makes selling on Amazon great.”