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Owais Shah, a Pakistani student at the esteemed Cambridge University studying a Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship, has generated buzz with his innovative tipping scheme that directly helps business experts.
Shah invented a novel tipping system through his social enterprise “Duvita,” which enables customers to provide tips to the creators of the goods they buy.
Customers can tack on a gratuity to the price of the goods they purchase on Shah’s online business. They can proceed with the payment after entering the appropriate tip amount. This concept is unique because Duvita doubles client tips, ensuring that talented workers and craftspeople earn additional funding. Shah was motivated to launch this business after seeing the astronomical inflation rate, which peaked in May at 40%.
Rehan Siddiqui, a consumer, recently used the tipping system when purchasing Duvita and liked the idea. Since he had previously only given tips to salespeople in showrooms and stores, he found the concept of tipping artisans and craftspeople especially heartwarming. Knowing that he was helping the legitimate recipients of his charity directly with this new method of tipping gave him greater gratification.
Khalid Nay, a 25-year shoemaking veteran, appreciated receiving a tip for the first time. His income has increased by 20% due to gratuities from clients and an additional contribution from the business, which has helped him deal with the rising cost of living. Due to his positive experience, Shah believes other businesses would implement comparable tipping systems.
In Pakistan, tipping has typically only been done in restaurants after meals. Still, this novel tipping system can support and elevate artists and craftspeople across various industries. Owais Shah’s social enterprise seeks to empower and improve the financial well-being of competent professionals by revolutionizing the tipping concept and giving them the deserving respect and assistance they require.
Shah has more than just profit in mind for Duvita. He wants to provide a platform that displays to a large audience the superb craftsmanship of Pakistani artisans. Shah thinks he can help to preserve and promote traditional arts and crafts by introducing these talented people to buyers who value their work.
Owais Shah is significantly advancing the creation of a more just and encouraging environment for artists and craftspeople with his entrepreneurial drive and dedication to social impact. His business can change countless people’s lives and alter how society views and values the work of these gifted experts as it expands.