24th September 2020, Kathmandu
Daraz Sahayatri Program, an SME (Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) support package worth NPR 55 Lakhs, which invited SMEs to set up their online stores on the nation’s leading eCommerce platform, has successfully received more than 8,000 registrations. More than 2,100 SMEs are already operating online with sales on Daraz while others are in the onboarding phase.
Daraz invested NPR 55 Lakhs and waived marketplace fees for four months giving sellers access to more than 7 Lakh monthly active Daraz customers across the nation.
Furthermore, to help SMEs succeed online, Daraz has been providing free unlimited access to business consultation, e-commerce education, and training via Daraz University. Daraz also provided dedicated one-on-one support to its existing and new sellers.
“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. We will continue to work towards the empowerment of small businesses across Nepal,” said Lino Ahlering, Managing Director, Daraz Nepal.
The Sahyadri program stands in line with Daraz’s mission to make it easy to do business in the digital age. Nepal’s leading online shopping marketplace currently has a growing community of more than 6,000 operating sellers and hosts more than 5 Lakhs products from Electronics, Fashion, Groceries to Household products. Daraz sellers are now gearing up for Daraz Shoputsav, the biggest shopping season of the year that includes back to back mega sale campaigns: Dashain Dhamaka, 11.11, and 12.12.