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With the growth of the Internet and Internet-based devices, most of people are fond of things available over the internet. Facebook and online media have grown their popularity in Nepal very much these days. Online shopping sites or online stores are also one of the popular things in the internet world now. Find the list of best/popular online shopping sites in Nepal below.
Online shopping has become very popular among people living in the major cities of Nepal. It has become popular mainly because of the convenience and ease of shop from their home or office from their fingertips.
One of the most appealing factors about online shopping is that it alleviates the need to wait in long lines or search from store to store for a particular item. We see many young people are attracted to online stores, as we can view the price, compare between two or more sites, and buy the product.
We, the members of Nepalitelecom.com team have been using various online shopping sites in Kathmandu. As per the experience, based on the availability of products, quality of product, and timely delivery with easy payment options, we have chosen the best 5 online shopping stores in Nepal.
Nepbay started its service in 2007 as an online directory of shops in Kathmandu and Lalitpur. They have grown to become an online platform for Buyers, Sellers, and Advertisers to showcase their products and brands. Nepbay rebranded its name to Thulo.com for consumers.
They offer a selection of a wide variety of stores and categories where the buyers can select from 1000s products. There are 100s of stores and 1000s of categories that enable online shopping using secure transactions.
Thulo accepts PayPal, VISA, MasterCard as international payment options. They also provide payment from FonePay, Paypal, Connect IPS, and digital wallet options like IME Pay, Khalti. Cash on Delivery option also remains for this platform.
Muncha.com.np is the online version of the departmental store “Muncha House”. They have a very early history. Muncha started its service in 2000. Muncha.com.np is a digital shopping mall and gift site where you can find a wide variety of products to meet your needs. Their main aim is to provide unlimited varieties of products with the best quality services.
These day, people from abroad mostly use Muncha to send gifts (like birthday cake or anniversary gifts) to their loved ones/friends/family in Nepal.
They accept iPay, MasterCard, and VISA as a payment option. Cash on Delivery is available in Muncha. They deliver products within 2-3 working days.
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Sasto Deal is also one of Nepal’s biggest online shopping websites in Nepal. Sastodeal has done some updates on its website and also launched mobile apps to provide a better shopping experience to people. They guarantee the returns and exchange of the products within the specified period of time (like 7 days for any reason and 3 days for defective items).
Sastodeal also delivers products to major cities of the country and offers cash on delivery for the payment. Some delivery charges are incurred while the products are delivered to your location. They also offer payments from Visa Card or mobile wallets like eSewa, IME pay, and Khalti. As there are still people who prefer Cash on delivery, they have this option as well.
Sastodeal recently collaborated with Flipkart, India’s top ecommerce platform to sell their products in Nepal. Now you can buy Flipkart original items (like MarQ TV) and Myntra brands (like Roadster, Here&Now, etc) in Nepal, straight from Sastodeal.
Hamrobazaar.com is an online classified which enables individuals as well as companies to list a wide variety of new or used products online. It is one of the most used shopping sites in Nepal as it provides the platform for the individual to sell their own products. Hamrobazar.com is a great channel for connecting buyers and sellers. Hamrobazar.com is a perfect solution which helps to list your products for free.
They also feature new products but the site isn’t that popular for buying new products. It is also one of the most visited e-commerce sites in Nepal. When it comes to buying used or second-hand items, Hamrobazaar comes at the top.
Formerly Kaymu is the fastest growing online marketplace operating in South Asian countries Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. A wide variety of products are available in Daraz. The products include consumer electronics, fashion, and beauty products, alongside rapidly growing general products.
As the tech giant, Alibaba had purchased the Daraz platform, they are holding Annual 11.11 single-day sales, 12.12 sales here in Nepal too. Every year on 11.11, Daraz sets a new record in sales and volumes with the proliferation of digital adoption.
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Daraz is ranked in the first place because of the availability of products and their quality. Recently they have updated their app to include more features. Daraz’s delivery is also reliable and the return policy is one of the best here in Nepal. It ships products to most of the cities of Nepal. There’s almost everything listed on the site that is needed in daily life.
Daraz has been my very first priority while buying products online. They offer debit/credit card payment (need to enable e-commerce for those cards) and eSewa payment in Daraz shopping has started in 2020.
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Online shopping platform has a great potential in Nepal, with the introduction of more players for delivery, products/brands, and payment solution. With the proliferation of smartphones and online communities, people have started to prefer these portals for their shopping needs. The app-based online shopping in Nepal has also grown significantly.
As we mentioned above, Daraz (owned by Alibaba), the top most player has a strong foothold in the Nepalese online shopping industry. Their 11.11 campaign also gave a big boost for the people to shop online. Here are some of the expectations for online shopping sites in Nepal. There are some challenges that need to be overcome for the betterment of the e-commerce industry of Nepal.
Some of the challenges include good quality & a wide variety of products, timely delivery, responsible online stores, and better customer service. The COVID-19 pandemic have also forced people to buy products online due to which such platforms have proliferated in a large scale.
Due to the growing competition among the players or impending Amazon entry, we can expect a big boom in the online shopping industry. Similarly, the e-commerce platforms also need to improve themselves to meet the customer’s demand.
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If you know any popular online shopping websites in Nepal that you find the best, you can comment below.
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