Daraz, Nepal’s biggest online marketplace, has been providing an online platform for entrepreneurs and SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) to sell their products to a larger mass. 8000+ vendors across the nation participated in the Daraz Sahayatri Program and escalated their business by reaching a wider audience.
Daraz Sahayatri Program is an online market platform launched by Daraz to empower small businesses in Nepal. Entrepreneurs and small businesses looking for an online platform to increase their sells by entering an active arena of Daraz registered in this program either as a DarazMall seller, Local Seller, Global Seller, or Digital Goods Seller as per convenience.
Daraz invested a whopping NRs. 55 lakhs to implement this program and even waived market charge of four months. Moreover, the sellers could pay their market fees only after the sale. Daraz, one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Nepal, gives online stores exposure to more than 7 lakh consumers. Daraz Sahayatri Program is not just a place for entrepreneurs and small businesses to earn money but also to earn the trust of customers.
How Daraz Sahayatri Program helped small businesses?
After the widespread of COVID-19, people learned to carry out transactions digitally. People who were skeptical about online platforms now understands the need and importance of them. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, people started to purchase goods online to avoid physical contact and maintain social distancing. It also helped consumers to carry out cashless transactions. Daraz’s collaboration with various online payment platforms in Nepal provides an easy and secure experience in shopping for both customers and vendors.
You may think you do not have any idea about online businesses, so how to move your business online? Daraz has a solution for that too. Daraz Sahayatri Program provided SMEs with free unlimited access to e-commerce education, analytical tools, business consultation, and training via Daraz University to ensure success in their online endeavor. Moreover, dedicated one-on-one support is also available for its existing and new sellers.
Lino Ahlering, Managing Director of Daraz Nepal stated, “We are happy that we could support the local ecosystem with our Sahayatri program, but there’s a lot more to do. The SME sector still needs more support during these COVID-19 times, and we will continue to work towards the empowerment of small businesses across Nepal”.
Daraz and its initiatives
Daraz Sahayatri Program is an initiative that stayed true to its mission to grow an online business in Nepal. The online ecommerce has 6,000+ operating sellers and around five lakhs products, which only grows with time. The product line ranges from Electronics, Groceries, Fashion to Household products.
Daraz is doing a great job by providing an online platform for those people who wants to expand their small online business and for those who want to transition their business online. At a time when the economy of our country is hitting rock bottom, Daraz gave a platform for people to earn bread. Online shopping in Nepal has increased exponentially lately, giving online stores a scope to run their businesses in a digital platform. Such a platform helps to create jobs and empower local businesses in Nepal to turn big.
After the success of the Daraz Sahayatri Program, Daraz is eager to launch Daraz Shoputsav, which is expected to be the biggest shopping affair of the year. It will include back to back mega sale campaigns such as Dashain Dhamaka, 11.11, and 12.12. Dashain is the time when the shops and malls are crowded. So shop smartly from Daraz, support small businesses, and stay safe!
If you are a Small and Medium Business owner, please comment if you did participate in the Daraz Sahayatri Program and your experience.
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