An Incredible Success Story of eCommerce Handloom and Handicraft Marketplace ‘Cottage Emporium’


The success story of e-commerce has its way of encouraging people to turn their business more towards the internet. More than 50 percent of shopping takes place online, current figures say. Therefore, more people are tilting towards creating their own marketplace with the latest trend of online shopping. The Cottageemporium is one such online store that has chosen OpenCart Marketplace to become a full-fledged marketplace.

The world-famous Central Cottage Industries Emporium firm has all the handcrafted and handloom products that reflect the culture and traditions of India. Velocity builds Cottage Industries’ online presence by creating a marketplace on the OpenCart platform using KnowBand’s OpenCart Marketplace Extension where various sellers can sell their quality products with aesthetic designs.

About Cottage Emporium

The Central Cottage Industries Emporium (A Government of India undertaking Ministry of Textiles) was established in 1952. Seeing the adverse effects of industrialization on the Indian economy and social culture, post-colonialism felt a need to give Indian crafts their rightful position and excite millions of craftsmen across the country’s parched creative spirits and help them gain a decent livelihood.

The Central Cottage Industries Emporium has been a favorite among clients in India and around the world as a showcase of the creations of Indian craftsmen, weavers, and folk artists. It has taken special care to make sure that through its goods, décor, exhibits, and everything else that goes with it, you get a sense of what the real India is all about.


The Cottage Emporium stands high, allowing India and the world to access the finest crafts with an assurance of authenticity, elegance, and value, setting aesthetic and design standards. Anyone can register as a seller on the Cottage Emporium Marketplace.

Services offered by Cottage Emporium:

Under one roof, the emporium displays the finest crafts from all over India, ranging from exquisite sculptures, paintings, objects, metalware, woodcraft, pottery, stoneware & marble craft, Bankura silver branded, carpets, furniture, furniture, home linen, sarees, ready-to-wear, shoes, jewelry, craft pieces, herbal products and much more. Every product is distinctive, representing India’s traditional myths, legends, religious beliefs, cultural ethos, and rich heritage.
On multiple fronts, the emporium promoted handicraft and handloom, embracing market analysis, handpicked choice, design growth, impeccable quality, varieties, fixed prices, creative promotions, a basket of auxiliary services such as personalized corporate gifting items, interior design services, packing/shipping facilities, specialist gift wrapping, ATM, foreign exchange counters, etc.

Click here to Visit Central Cottage Industries Emporium Marketplace.

How does Cottage Emporium Marketplace work?

The Velocity Software Solutions have created the Central Cottage Emporium’s digital Marketplace on the OpenCarteCommerce platform using KnowBand’s OpenCart Marketplace Extension. The website is attracting users from all across the world and there are 56308 visitors so far. The marketplace is rich in features and functionalities. By converting their online store into a Marketplace the store admin can allow multiple sellers to register on the marketplace so that they can list their products on the marketplace to reach out to the new audience. The Marketplace admin can charge a commission to the sellers that will be paid on each sale of the seller products. Marketplace admin can also offer a variety of products at a competitive price to the customers, which will increase the customer experience and they can explore a huge variety on a single platform.

The marketplace features can be further customized based on the business needs and as per the requirement of the Cottage Emporium Marketplace, all the required changes have been done by Velocity.

It has a curated admin panel and seller dashboard. The seller registration can be done from the customer registration field.

Front End at a Glance:

Cottage Emporium for Indian Handicrafts and Handlooms is actually one of the most trusted shopping marketplaces. The marketplace consists of a variety of common categories, all of which include the latest set of famous Indian culture and traditions. Here is a summary below of the full marketplace.

The Landing Page:

Discover the beauty of Indian culture from the comfort of your home. The home page is simple and it has a clean and clear design that is smooth and user-friendly. The products can be found with ease by selecting the category.


Shopping Cart:

With just a few taps, choose your favorite & all the new items and add them to the cart. The marketplace is considered to be the most relevant and accessible marketplace for everyone. Customers can add one or more products to the cart.


Product Page:

For the product page, there are various categories and the crafts are available as state-wise and certified products collection as well. There are some special categories:

New Products: New products are constantly updated, so explore the Cottage Emporium website to stay updated and become a trendsetter with all the trendy & stylish products.


Best Seller: In the ‘Best In’ tab, get all the best-selling products and enjoy shopping to your fullest potential with the highest product quality provided on Cottage Emporium’s Online Website.


Special: In the ‘Special’ tab, the number of unique items is compiled together to make your shopping friendly and fun-filled. The sellers can run discounts and promotions on the store.


Customer Account Registration:

The customer account registration is easy and can be completed in few simple steps.


Register as Seller:

Any customer can register as a seller by selecting the ‘Register as Seller’ option in the registration form.


Return Policy:

Easy return policy for the customers with 30 days money-back guarantee. They offer 24/7 online support and they offer assured shipping on all orders.

Multiple Language and Currency Support:

The website supports Euro, Indian Rupee, and US Dollar. Along with that, customers from all over the world can access the website in their native language.

Multiple social media handles are linked to the marketplace where customers can follow Cottage Industries Emporium’s social media pages and stay updated.


The Testimonials are the most important element of a marketplace as they help new visitors to trust the website sellers and product quality. There are various testimonials displayed on the website that can influence the shopping decision of the user.


Message from the Central Cottage Industries Emporium:

After exploring various eCommerce platforms and speaking with several developers, we (‘Central Cottage Industries Emporium’) settled on the ready-made marketplace solution for our handloom and handicraft website- The OpenCart Multi-vendor Marketplace.

Velocity Software Solution team transformed our website into a fully-functional Marketplace using KnowBand’s OpenCart Marketplace Extension.

The extension made our tedious work simple!

This is a no-coding solution and it has all the functionalities that help us in seller management, product quality assurance, and inventory management.

We can easily set commissions for the sellers and all the payouts are managed by us with ease.
Moreover, I am thankful to team Velocity who is always available to help us with any issues coming on the way.

About OpenCart Marketplace (Multi-vendor):

The OpenCart Marketplace extension by Knowband will easily transform your single-vendor website into a fully functioning marketplace. The admin can create a marketplace like Amazon, eBay, Etsy by using the Multi-vendor Marketplace module so that many vendors can sell their goods on the market.

The OpenCart marketplace module’s admin interface makes the management of sellers simple. The extension of the OpenCart Multi seller marketplace makes commission management simple for the store administrator. For all updates, personalized email templates are available. With just a click of a mouse, product and category management can be done and

The Opencart mobile app builder plugin is also compatible with this module. Knowband also offers the Mobile App for the marketplace so it will be easy for the marketplace owner to offer the best mobile experience to the customers using the mobile app.

You can explore the OpenCart Marketplace Extension on the KnowBand’s or Click here to see the demo. Our team is always available to provide custom website development services. To discuss, write us at

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