Gross sales of products via digital platforms grew 70 per cent year-on-year in 2020 due to a surge in on-line procuring amid the pandemic, based on the e-Commerce Affiliation of Bangladesh (e-CAB).
The affiliation, representing round 1,500 members, stated on-line gross sales progress was 25 per cent in the previous few years.
Some segments, particularly commodities and meals enterprise, have seen a large 300 per cent progress within the final one yr, e-CAB stated in a digital press convention on April 8.
Within the final eight months of 2020, shoppers purchased Tk 3,000 crore value of commodities for his or her every day requirements, it stated.
“The expansion of e-commerce had been vital final yr as the federal government had taken fast selections and allowed e-commerce platforms to function by following well being tips,” stated e-CAB President Shomi Kaiser.
On the request of the affiliation, the federal government has prolonged the deadline for e-commerce supply from 6 pm to 12 am, she stated.
e-CAB has additionally formulated an motion plan this yr specializing in 4 key points: e-commerce, cross-border e-commerce, social media commerce and criticism administration, Shomi stated.
A convention titled “Rural to World” shall be held on April 11 on this regard, she added.
At current, greater than 160,000 deliveries are being made day by day, stated e-CAB Finance Secretary Mohammad Abdul Haque.
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