Gross sales of products by means of digital platforms grew 70 per cent year-on-year in 2020 due to a surge in on-line purchasing amid the pandemic, in line with the e-Commerce Affiliation of Bangladesh (e-CAB).
Some segments, particularly commodities and meals enterprise, have seen an enormous 300 per cent progress within the final one 12 months, it stated.
The affiliation that has round 1,500 members shared the info in a digital press convention on April 8.
Nonetheless, the affiliation didn’t share the web gross sales determine of 2020.
Within the final eight months of 2020, shoppers purchased Tk 3,000 crore price of commodities for his or her day by day requirements, it stated.
“The expansion of e-commerce had been vital final 12 months as the federal government had taken fast selections and allowed e-commerce platforms to function by following well being pointers,” 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 12 months 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-after-day, stated e-CAB Finance Secretary Mohammad Abdul Haque.
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