The Daraz Sahayatri Program, a Rs5.5 million SME support package that invited SMEs to set up their online stores on Daraz, has received more than 8,000 registrations, with 2100 SMEs beginning online operations. The e-commerce platform had waived marketplace fees worth four months for online sellers, providing them access to more than 700,000 active monthly Daraz customers across the nation. Additionally, Daraz has been providing free unlimited access to business consultations, e-commerce education and training via Daraz University.
Said managing director Lino Ahlering: “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 and we will continue to work towards the empowerment of small businesses across Nepal.”