Nepal, March 31, 2020
A few years ago, online shopping was not as popular as it is now today. And, the reason mostly was unreliable quality and the lack of online payment gateways. The growth of technology has made it possible for the rapid progress of online shopping sites in Nepal. People use their laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. to shop these days without having to go to the market themselves.
Sounds convenient, right?
Indeed, it is.
In fact, 5 years old study shows that almost 35% of the overall e-commerce traffic in Nepal is solely from Mobile.
Besides, people can simply pay online using several digital payment platforms.
These online shopping sites have the potential to turn some extent of our money cashless, or digital.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Although there are a few things that make an E-commerce platform appealing to the users, it is said that “a good web design generates good sales in eCommerce.” Of course, other factors come to play when it comes to the popularity of these sites.
Today, we are looking at some of the best online stores in Nepal that have a good appeal and popularity among its users.
Summary List of Online Shopping Sites In Nepal 
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Top 10 Online Shopping Platforms in Nepal
Socheko.com is a quickly growing and reliable site for online shopping in Nepal. The platform consists of a wide assortment of 10,000+ products across more than 500 categories. These products are from national and global brands or retailers.
It is entirely new! It is promoted by Nepal’s renowned business group who are in the business industry for over 20 years. And, this e-commerce platform is worth a try for a better online shopping experience!
Socheko.com claims to focus more on quality rather than price war in the market. The platform aims to put the right price for every product available on their website.
Amidst the rush hours and busy lives, Gajabko aims to provide better online shopping solutions within a few clicks.
Indeed, Gajabko is Gazzab ko!
It offers a wide range of products and ensures hassle-free purchases for users. You just need a few seconds to locate any product that you want. Just order it, and next thing you know, it will be at your doorsteps within 2-3 days.
Unfortunately, this promising online shopping site doesn’t have a mobile app. However, users can get a fantastic shopping experience by logging on to the website.
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A very new concept in the Nepali market – Metrotarkari delivers our basic needs, such as vegetables and fruits. During the rush hours, it becomes difficult to get fresh vegetables and fruits. The vegetable market is as hectic as it gets during those hours.
Considering these things, Metrotarkari makes it possible to get fresh and hygienic fruits and vegetables. All without the hassle of shopping in a busy market!
The delivery area of this business ranges from places of Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu – which are inside the ring road. Moreover, they provide delivery to Sanga and Thankot if the order exceeds Rs. 4000.
You will get nothing but unbeatable prices and quick delivery at SmartDoko. It is a new member of the online shopping sites in Nepal. The platform has been growing in popularity with smart promotions in social media. It has got terrific customer feedback and quality products in its store.
SmartDoko can be a dark horse in Nepal’s online shopping website business!
It has a wide selection of products in various categories. The platform ensures a high level of responsiveness and reliability. Customers can shop through the website or mobile app (available both on iOS and android).
Next on the list is Foodmandu, the viral e-commerce platform that delivers food to your doorstep. Foodmandu is the first company in Nepal that carries food from restaurants of your choice.
The platform accepts online orders making lives highly convenient. Just sit back, order from the website or mobile app, and relax.
Your favorite food from your favorite place will be at your doorsteps within an hour. The delivery time depends on the restaurant’s and your location.
The Foodmandu app is available to download on both iOS and Android.
NepBay is a revolution that claims to be here to change how we look at online shopping. It started its services in 2007 as an online shop directory. At present, they have grown into an e-commerce platform for Buyers, Sellers, and Advertisers to showcase their products/services.
With a range of 25,000+ products and 700+ categories, NepBay is genuinely an ultimate marketplace for all kinds of consumers in Nepal.
It is a pioneer of “Cash On Delivery” services in Nepal. Since then, people have been able to rely more on online platforms for shopping.
This online shopping platform accepts PayPal, VISA, MasterCard as international payment options. It also takes eBanking and mobile banking for online payment transactions in Nepal.
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Next on this list of online stores in Nepal is Muncha. It is a full-fledged online shopping platform where you can get a wide variety of products that are available at a physical department store. Do you like surprises?
If yes, then you must’ve heard about Muncha!
Muncha.com is a popular name in ‘gifting’ among Nepalese all over the globe. It is the oldest digital shopping store that came into existence in the 1920s as Muncha House. Later in 2000, it ventured into online shopping to offer a gift gallery. You can explore the anniversary, birthday, and other event items on the site.
Your order will be at your doorstep at a reasonable price if you shop with Muncha. They accept iPay, MasterCard, and VISA as payment options. Moreover, they can deliver within 2-3 working days.
We just entered the top 3 with Sastodeal. The story of this platform began in 2011, which is quite early. Today, it is one of the biggest online shopping sites in Nepal.
If you are looking for an ultimate online shopping experience, Sastodeal can get you ‘cheaper’ deals!
It provides products in all categories, such as Men’s, Women’s, and Kids. You can browse electronic gadgets, accessories, clothing, and much more.
Sastodeal delivers free inside Kathmandu valley while takes a small charge for orders from outside the valley. You can return or exchange products within a specified period.
Hamrobazar.com is a platform that connects buyers and sellers. It’s so easy to use! Also, the simple user interface makes it easy to navigate around the website.
It is one of the most used shopping sites in Nepal and allows individuals to sell their products. You simply create an account and put on an advertisement for your product.
It is the perfect solution that helps you list your products for free. Yes! There are no hidden charges to list products.
However, it isn’t as popular as other sites to buy brand new products. Sellers usually list out second-hand products, although it is one of the most visited websites in Nepal.
There are several reasons why Daraz is on the top spot on this list. Undoubtedly, it is the best online shopping site in Nepal at present. It has an active presence in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. It entered Nepal with a bang under the name of Kaymu and, in no time, became extremely popular.
Daraz is the best choice among both buyers and sellers. It provides Multivendor options so that sellers can register and work with Daraz. Famous brands and retailers in the country have already started selling their products through Daraz’s website.
Recently in 2018, Alibaba Group, China’s e-commerce giant, acquired Daraz.
Daraz has almost everything that you can think of on its platform. It is the priority of many when it comes to shopping online. They accept Cash on Delivery, VISA, and MasterCard as payment options.
You can download the Daraz app on your smartphone (iOS and Android).
There are also other online shopping platforms doing quite well in Nepal. It is clear that these platforms have a huge potential in Nepal if the payment solution gets better. Since almost everyone uses a smartphone these days, it isn’t that difficult of a job to shop online.
The demand for mobile apps has also increased significantly in Nepal. If some of the popular sites start app service, there is no doubt that their business will take off brilliantly.
However, there still are other challenges that these platforms need to overcome in the context of Nepal. I’m talking about the quality of products, delivery time, and customer service.
Do you use other popular online shopping websites in Nepal? Let us know if we are missing something!
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