Tell us something about yourself.
My name is Christofir Krihkori, and I am the founder of iShopMeta. From a young age, I have been fascinated with the idea of e-commerce which is why I worked in the fields of eCommerce, international trading, supply chain, and venture investments, helping companies grow all around the world. But along the way, it dawned on me that the e-commerce era is ready to move towards an i-commerce (immersive commerce) era where it is governed by the concepts of Metaverse, NFTs, and Defi. And iShopMeta is my humble attempt to bring that dream to reality.
What is iShopMeta, and what is the purpose behind it?
Well, iShopMeta is the world’s first creator-centric, Defi-powered, physically redeemable NFT marketplace, as we like to call it. Our goal is to popularize NFT and DeFi by building the most affordable, creator-friendly, multi-chain operational, and cutting-edge NFT marketplace possible using the combined forces of DeFi & eCommerce. You can think of iShopMeta as a place where NFT meets DeFi, Metaverse, and E-commerce.
So you’re fascinated with the concept of Metaverse too?
Absolutely! I mean, the Metaverse is probably the only technology that can offer a virtual reality marketplace. You know, a single, unified platform for e-commerce that is accessible to everyone but also eliminates the need for separate marketplaces and allows buyers and sellers to interact with each other directly. Everyone today is diving into the Metaverse, with Facebook being the premier name. And I am not surprised. Because the global Metaverse market is expected to grow from US$46.7 Billion in 2021 to US$475 Billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 47%, according to Analytics Insights, I think that tells you all about why I decided to incorporate the concept of Metaverse to e-commerce in order to create i-commerce. A new economy is being created as a result of this new evolution, and trillions of dollars will determine which businesses survive and which ones govern.
What makes iShopMeta so special, or should we say different?
I think the fact that we are the only innovator in NFT crypto and Web3 space who has created the world’s first and only legit NFT marketplace, this is why. Our metamall universe is powered by blockchain technology that promises security and transparency. This is a chance for businesses to showcase their brand, offer Non-Fungible Token for their everyday regular purchases and create deeper customer relationships. After all, that’s what every business wants.
How do you think iShopMeta will benefit Brands and Vendors?
Vendors joining the iShopMeta will be able to offer their customers and brand enthusiasts the Non-Fungible Token for their everyday regular purchases. iShopMeta will make these brands’ transition to web3 and immersive commerce an easy process. These NFTs could be easily transferred and used in any digital meta world through each user’s crypto wallet. It will just make it easier for vendors to increase revenue with products that will pay royalties on all future digital resale transactions.
Be on the lookout for the launch of the iShopMeta mall/city this November; our team will be working closely and guiding the initial vendors with a step-by-step process to transition their brand to iCommerce.
How did you get the idea of iShopMeta?
Being fascinated with the idea of e-commerce and seeing the latest hype of NFTs, where the technology has been misused, offering almost worthless assets to end users by selling images for big amounts. I realized that this hype is doomed to fade away but the technology itself not. This technology is here to stay, it’s a tool to authenticate purchases in the future, create a brand identity and maintain the future value of these assets; it’s the foundation to commerce in the metaverse. That’s how iShopMeta was inspired!
I would always look at the start of the e-commerce era, a new opportunity that was different and unique. I understand that many people missed that ride. This is why through iShopMeta, we are revolutionizing the industry once again, and this is probably a golden chance for those who missed the rise of eCommerce two decades ago. This is your opportunity to grasp a share of iCommerce era with iShopMeta!
Christofir Krihkori LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christofirkrihkori