Daraz, the leading e-commerce site in Nepal has extended its delivery & logistics services to more than 47 cities. This site is a very popular one among Nepali online customers. Though Nepal is a geographically complex country in terms of roads & accessibility, Daraz is expanding its delivery locations to more areas. Let’s learn what this expansion by Daraz shall help to ease online shopping & delivery.
Kaymu was the original name for this online shopping platform before the name Daraz in 2016. Daraz is a broader shopping platform that originated in Pakistan in 2012. It was created by Muneed Mayr & Fares Shah. While in 2018, Alibaba acquired the company.
With the time being, this site has an array of products line to cater to customers’ needs. Kitchenware, furniture, musical instruments, clothing, foods, gadgets are some examples. It has become the biggest platform for online shopping in Nepal. Also, it has facilitated online payments by eSewa, IME Pay, debit/credit cards, internet banking, etc. Cash on Delivery was available from the starting days.
Daraz in its beginning days in Nepal had very basic logistics. This resulted in deliveries into limited places. And higher charges were incurred outside the ring road. Along the time, it gained more customers who got familiarized with online shopping. So, meeting the demands became the main challenge for the company. It hired delivery riders who knew about the particular location’s map & roads. They are called ” Delivery Heroes”.
Also for speedy delivery, it began its own express delivery company, ‘Daraz Express’. This also happened to be Nepal’s very first delivery company. The present Covid scenario also suggests convenient online shopping. Covid situation has helped to gain more sales in recent times. It has its own delivery company & delivery riders. Operating through 15 hubs, this online shopping platform is getting bigger & bigger.