Daraz has announced the relaunch of its popular Daraz Sahayatri Program that aims to promote the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which are reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daraz, Nepal’s leading online marketplace, launched this program by waiving fees of businesses for four months to empower the enterprises. In its first round, the company says it helped 8000+ businesses to sell their products online.
Daraz Sahayatri Program is a stimulus package to empower marginal businesses to recover from their stagnant economy during the pandemic. The program comprises initiatives such as fee waivers, comprehensive online training, weekly payout cycles, and additional financing programs to boost their recovery.
Daraz Sahayatri Program: Key Highlights
Businesses that are aspiring to go online for the first time can place their products on Daraz for free. The company says this program will last till the Daraz Dashain Dhamaka campaign. The latest Daraz Sahayatri Program 2021 is launched with key additional features including Seller Promises 2021. You can find all these highlights below.
• No marketplace fees for SMEs starting to sell online for the first time for the next 3 months
• Reduced seller payout cycles from 14 days to only 7 days for all Daraz sellers
• Exclusive SME financing partnership with preferred conditions in collaboration with
banking partner Nabil Bank
• Accelerated sign-up process enabling new sellers to go online within 24 hours of signup
• Seller queries via live chat to be handled within 30 seconds during business hours
• Comprehensive e-commerce training and education initiatives via Daraz University
Lino Ahlering, Managing Director of Daraz Nepal said, ‘The domestic economy, particularly small and medium-sized businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic and the recent lockdown. Only if our sellers thrive our 10+ Lakh customers across the country can benefit. Therefore, it is one of our key objectives to help our 10,000+ sellers on the platform to recover quickly and further give more businesses the opportunity to sell online without any risk.’ Adding further, he said, ‘Our Sahayatri program and our Seller Promises with its faster payout cycles, optimized onboarding, reduced fees, more training, and special financing options will contribute to bringing businesses back on track.’
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If you want to take your business online and promote it without having to pay for product placement, this is the perfect time for you. If you want to learn more about Daraz Sahayatri Program, let us know in the comments below.