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Daraz grows Sri Lanka’s e-commerce with local sellers

18 October, 2020

In a short period of four years since they took over Kaymu.lk, Daraz partners over 35,000 sellers at present. This means as many direct businesses and incomes, and many more indirect opportunities have been created through Daraz.

As the company continues to enhance the online shopping experience, they pay equal attention to enrich their sellers, providing the latest technology and support together with numerous training programs, to ensure that the quality of products and services is maintained across the categories.

Daraz continuously looks at opportunities that can give equal recognition to all their partners. The sellers who are on Daraz play a key role in the growth of the largest online platform in Sri Lanka. As an online marketplace, Daraz provides the infrastructure and technology, but it is the sellers who create the sale opportunities.

Partnering with Daraz five years ago, Skyle Gadget Shop has grown from supplying five orders per day to around 200 items being shipped daily at present. Skyle Gadget Shop offers a range of products ranging from fashion accessories, electronics, mobile and many more. According to the proprietor, Gihan, the operations and marketing component driven by Daraz has made it one of the most viable and sustainable business models for local sellers.

Gihan has expanded his business to include six more people in his team, thereby being able to create more career opportunities thanks to the growth of his business on Daraz. Taking advantage of not having to maintain a physical store, the team works around the clock but in a much flexible environment, improving efficiency.

A fashion retail enterprise, Indi Fashions has been selling on Daraz for about a year. Offering dresses, jumpsuits, trousers and a range of fashionable ladies’ wear for physical retail stores, the step towards development was to enter the digital platform.

Owner Dilani has been a supplier of clothing for many years. However, she sees a significant improvement in her business in terms of number of items, repayment efficiency resulting in good cash flow and a full ownership of the stock. Indi Fashions currently provides around 300 items per month on Daraz.

Gihan and Dilani are just two of the many sellers who have grown with Daraz.