The unique shopping-fest will be active from January 17—23 on the Daraz’s mobile application and website.
Dabur, Esquire Electronics, Focallure, Nestle, Puma, and Ribana are the Campaign Co-Sponsors for the DarazMall Festival, said a press release.
Motorola, Wild Stone, Germnil, and Dettol Bodywash are also facilitating Daraz as the Brand Partners. Payment Partners for the festival are City Bank and South East Bank.
Vouchers; Flash Sales; Deals under BDT 499, BDT 999 and BDT 1999; Review and Win; Celebrity Live Giveaways; Brand Free Shipping are the key attractions of the DarazMall Fest.
Brand lovers of the country can utilize this special opportunity to grab their desired top-brand products in their original quality at a much lower price range with the exciting offers and prizes, it said.
Attractive and useful products from various categories such as computers, mobile phones and home appliances as well as fashion, health & beauty and daily accessories will be available at the festival.
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It is to be mentioned that DarazMall is the premium channel of Daraz from where customers get to purchase world-famous brand products with complete authenticity assured. Daraz holds a collection of 100% genuine accessories and maintains a 14-Days Return Policy for the customers’ convenience.
To provide an easy shopping facility, Daraz is also offering various types of bank discounts and cash back facility with their payment partners. City Bank customers can avail 10% discount up to BDT 500 per user for a single transaction in the DarazMall Fest. 10% Cashback up to BDT 500 applies for each Prepaid and Credit Card user of SouthEast Bank for a single transaction.
Daraz Mall Team Lead Monica Kabir said, “Customers often face difficulty validating the authenticity of the products due to lack of credibility of the sellers. But in our e-commerce landscape, Alibaba’s long-established commitment and Daraz’s credibility gives the brand lovers in Bangladesh a chance to grab their desired items from DarazMall without worrying if they are handed over a defective product or a replica. DarazMall Festival has been immensely successful for us in the past, and we are confident regarding the ongoing one as well.”
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Daraz is the leading online marketplace in South Asia, empowering tens of thousands of sellers to connect with millions of customers. Daraz provides immediate and easy access to 10 million products in more than 100+ categories and delivers more than 2 million packages every month to all corners of its countries.Daraz is a mall, a marketplace and a community for its customers. It is also a university for entrepreneurs, and every month it educates more than 5,000 new sellers on e-commerce operations. To overcome the logistics challenge in its markets, Daraz has built its own logistics company specifically designed for e-commerce operations - Daraz Express (known as DEX) - to raise the standards for the industry. Daraz is also helping existing and new logistics providers digitize.In 2018, Daraz was acquired by Alibaba Group, and is proud to carry its part of the mission to 'make it easy to do business anywhere in the era of the digital economy'. As part of the Alibaba ecosystem, Daraz is leveraging Alibaba’s global leadership and experience in technology, online commerce, mobile payments and logistics to drive growth in its markets.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday stressed the need for exploring new markets for Bangladesh’s RMG sector to overcome the crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Bangladesh has to look for new markets including in the neighbouring countries for its diversified products including RMG that will help the country to recover the crisis. The garment sector overcame the effects of the first wave of the COVID-19 to some extent but we’ve started to feel the impact following the 2nd wave,” the minister at a virtual dialogue.
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised the dialogue on “Recovery of the Apparels Sectors from the COVID-19 Crisis: Is a Value Chain based Solution Possible?” in partnership with Southern Voice and Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) was the study partner.
Tipu Munshi said the government is ready to assist further the RGM sector to offset the losses. “We have to see the interest of all people including manufacturers, workers and buyer.”
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Harry Verweij, Dutch Ambassador to Bangladesh said their government urged companies not to cancel order of Bangladesh’s RMG products.
“Many companies also followed the government’s directives and purchased Bangladesh’s products amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Our government also took many positive initiatives as well,” he said.
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Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow of CPD, moderated the session while its Research Director Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem read out the keynote presentation.
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Nagad, the fastest growing digital financial service of the country, and another mobile financial service provider bKash will disburse government’s allowances under various social safety net programmes among 76.13 lakh beneficiaries out of a total of 88.50 lakh.
In order to pay out the allowances, the government carried out demos in eight unions under eight divisions towards the end of last year.
Based on the demos, the government has decided to give out 75 per cent of the allowances through Nagad.
The beneficiaries who will receive the payment through the network of Nagad come from 40 districts.
In a reflection of the government's trust in Nagad, the MFS operator is being entrusted with distributing three-fourths of the allowances put aside for the poor.
The beneficiaries will not have to spend any additional money to cash out the funds from the government.
The government will pay Tk 7 in cash-out charge to Nagad for every Tk 1,000 withdrawal. Nagad will bear the rest.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday officially inaugurated the disbursement of 75 percent of the government’s allowances through Nagad, the digital financial service of Bangladesh’s Postal Department.
The program was presided over by the Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed MP, while state minister Md. Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru was present as special guest.
Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus moderated the event and secretary of the Social Welfare ministry Mohammad Jainul Bari deliver the welcome speech in the inaugural event.
The government of Bangladesh distributes thousands of crores of taka among the poor and the destitute under the social safety programmes every year.
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Under the government to person (G-to-P) method, the government has already disbursed the funds among 12.37 lakh beneficiaries in 77 upazilas under 21 districts through agent banking.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar termed the disbursement of the allowances of the social safety net programmes through the mobile financial services, especially Nagad as a prominent example of the digitalization of the financial industry, said a media release.
“Nagad is proof of the deep trust and confidence that the government services have created. Nagad is technologically so efficient that it can deliver all of the government's financial services to the people. I want to thank Nagad for making the government self-sufficient in at least one area," he said.
Nagad Managing Director Tanvir A. Mishuk said, “For us, this is a historic moment. We have always designed all of our services, keeping in mind the country and the people of the country. As a result, we have earned the love of the government and the people in a very short time. We believe that the day is not far off when Nagad will digitalize the whole government allowance distribution system, and the people will also get what they are entitled to receive without any hassles."
Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed MP said, “We noticed during the demos on the disbursement of allowances under the social safety net programmes that Nagad’s technology is state-of-the-art and the sphere of its service is wide. Hopefully, the government’s allowances will reach the right persons within the shortest possible time under this process.”
The government will distribute the allowances under four programmes in the current fiscal year.
The government has set aside Tk 5,885.64 crore in the budget for the four programmes. Under the schemes, Tk 2,940 crore has been allocated for 49 lakh elderlies eligible for old-age allowances.
The allocation for 2.50 lakh widows and destitute women stands at Tk 1,230 crore.
Tk 1,620 crore has been allocated for 18 lakh insolvent people with disabilities. Besides, the government will pay Tk 95.64 crore to 1 lakh physically challenged students as stipends. In total, the government will distribute Tk 5,885.64 crore among 88.50 lakh beneficiaries.
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Akash, the country’s first and only legal Direct to Home (DTH) service provider, and Evaly, an e-commerce marketplace, have signed an agreement to help customers purchase Akash’s connectivity services from Evaly.
DS Faisal Hyder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beximco Communications Ltd, and Shamima Nasrin, chairman of Evaly, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at a hotel in the capital on Tuesday.
Beximco Communications’s Chief Financial Officer Md Luthfor Rahman, Head of Sales and Distribution and Strategic Sales Shah Mohammad Maksudul Gani, Head of Marketing and Business Development Muhammad Abul Khair Chowdhury, Head of Business Planning and Supply Chain Zia Hasan Khan and Head of Strategic and Direct Sales Rezaur Rahman and Mohammad Rassel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Evaly were
present on the occasion.
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DS Faisal Hyder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beximco Communications Ltd, said, “Akash has gained popularity very rapidly since the launch of DTH service. In a very short time, Akash has spread all over the country. In remote rural areas and even in hilly areas where cable services have not reached, customers can enjoy Akash without any hindrance.”
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“The time people stay at home has increased during coronavirus outbreaks. People have exacerbated their time and habits of watching TV. As a result, they can now enjoy watching television at home with the highest quality pictures and sounds from anywhere in the country.”
Through this agreement, millions of customers of Evaly will be able to get the services of Akash very easily.
Mohammad Rassel, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Evaly said, ‘People’s habits have changed due to the expansion of internet and digital services. Online shopping has increased over time. In the meantime, Evaly has gained the confidence of customers in online shopping. We are working closely with various established brands.
We are proud to be associated with the Akash through this agreement. Evaly’ss customers will now be able to easily avail Akash services.”
Akash DTH started providing services using the feed of the Bangabandhu satellite-1 in May 2019. The one-time price of Akash Basic and Akash Regular connection is Tk 3,999 and Tk 4,499 respectively. In both the connections, more than 120 channels will be available with a monthly package subscription of Tk 399 and more than 70 channels will be seen with a package of Tk 249. Akash service is available in more than 8,000 authorized outlets in 64 districts of the
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Royal Tulip, Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday to offer discount for its clients.
The MoU was signed at Islami Bank Tower, IBBL said in a press release.
In presence of Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director and CEO of the IBBL, Md Mosharraf Hossain, Deputy Managing Director of the bank and Quazi ASM Anisul Kabir, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Tulip signed the agreement on behalf of respective sides.
Under this agreement, Royal Tulip shall offer 50 percent discount for IBBL Credit Card holders and 45 percent for Debit Card holders on its rooms and other applicable services.
Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Md Omar Faruk Khan, Additional Managing Directors of the bank, Mohammad Ali, JQM Habibullah, FCS, Taher Ahmed Chowdhury, AAM Habibur Rahman and Md Siddiqur Rahman, Deputy Managing Directors, Mohammed Shabbir, Muhammad Sayed Ullah and Gias Uddin Quader, Senior Executive Vice Presidents, Md Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, Head of Business Promotion & Marketing Division of the Bank, Mahmud Russel, Director of Sales & Marketing of Royal Tulip along with top executive and officials of both organisations were present on the occasion.