Bangladesh has been a largely unknown developing country for many decades. But with education, the economy, and entrepreneurship growing at unprecedented rates, the country is quickly transitioning into one of the most promising in South Asia. E-commerce may have only recently arrived in Bangladesh but it has already managed to make its presence felt on a global scale.
In this post, we shall take a look at 10 of the top e-commerce sites in Bangladesh as well as some interesting stats about e-commerce in this country. In addition to that, we found some details about Bangladeshi culture and traditions which might come in handy for those looking for online shopping ideas from this rapidly developing nation.
Bangladesh joined the amazon community in 2015, and it has been making waves ever since. In fact, according to internet traffic estimations, Bangladesh is ranked as the country with the highest percentage of Amazon users worldwide; at an estimated 10% of its population. This large percentage is due to the fact that Bangladeshis living abroad often purchase items for their families back home via Amazon and other e-commerce sites.
The main language used on Amazon is Bengali, which indicates that most of the customers are Bengali-speaking people. In addition to that, Amazon has recently launched its own e-commerce site called Amazon Mom, which allows users to shop on their phones and tablets, without even leaving the comfort of their homes.
Yourstory.com is a textbook ordering website well known among students in Bangladesh. There are over 665 sellers on this site, and according to many sources, the website has the 6th largest market share among textbook websites in Bangladesh. It was founded by two Bangladeshi brothers back in 1996, who had initially registered it for selling textbooks for their own educational needs.
It didn't take long until the educational community started to notice the quality of products and services associated with Yourstory.com. Soon after that, the brothers started to sell textbooks for other educational institutions as well. Today, Yourstory is one of the biggest online textbook suppliers in Bangladesh, specializing in providing high-quality products and friendly service to educational institutes across Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia.
3. Amazon Kindle Store
The Amazon Kindle Store has been around since 2007; since then it has been within the top 10 e-commerce sites in Bangladesh, according to Alexa Rankings. In addition to selling ebooks, it also sells a lot of electronic devices such as Kindles and other related accessories. Customers from Bangladesh can purchase any item from the Kindle Store and have it delivered to their homes.
OLX is a global classifieds website for users to sell or buy things near them. It was launched in 2005 and has since established itself as one of the biggest e-commerce sites in Bangladesh. This site is available in over 100 languages, and it has more than 1 million active users, within its Bangladeshi community alone. This site offers a wide variety of products, ranging from mobile phones to clothing and even real estate properties if you are looking for something different from your everyday shopping experience.
5. Lazy day
Lazy days is an e-commerce site that provides an online platform where people can buy and sell handmade, hand embroidered, and handcrafted products. It has over 100 items available for sale from all of the over fifteen districts of Bangladesh. The items sold on this platform are made exclusively by Bangladeshi artisans, and artisans from all over the country come together to create some of the most unique and beautiful products out there.
Zaararetailers has a wide variety of products available for sale in Bangladesh; from household appliances to electronics and even real estate properties. The site launched in 2012 and has been growing significantly ever since. The website has a team of sellers that meet up at specific locations and collectively set up displays of their products, so they are easier to find and recognize. Most of their products are not from Bangladesh; thus, all items are sold as imports from China.
7. Raktak society
Raktak society, according to Alexa Rankings, is the 3rd largest shopping website for Bangladeshi users in the country. It is a social network for brand enthusiasts called racketeers, who meet up to sell and buy products from around the world. This platform has a wide variety of products for sale, from electronics to clothing and even real estate properties. It also offers a number of features such as group chat, group marketplace, and messaging facilities. This social network has over 650 members, which is quite impressive for a Bangladeshi-based platform.
Zomato was launched in 2006 and is one of the biggest food-oriented websites in Bangladesh. It has over 6,000 restaurants in Bangladesh and over 22,000 restaurants online. It is a food-focused shopping website where people can search for restaurants based on their locations and unique cuisine. They have a feature called Zomato List, which features the best restaurants in an area, giving them the chance to receive more visitors. It has received a lot of attention from local foodies as well as foreigners living in Bangladesh; it is great for finding delicious meals around the country.
Freshbuyer is – according to Alexa Rankings – the 2nd largest e-commerce site for Bangladeshi users. There are over 100 items sold on this platform and most of them are imported goods such as clothes, shoes, gadgets, and cosmetics. In order to sell your products, you simply have to log into your account and submit a minimum amount. They also have an app that can be downloaded in order to find nearby stores selling the same product or service. This is very useful in Bangladesh as many people do not have access to the internet at home.
10. Admin Deal
Admin Deal is one of the best websites in Bangladesh to sell your products online. The website provides a great platform to sell your digital or physical product. It is a membership-based platform with over 10,00,000 products available. It also has a rating system, which allows potential buyers to get a better idea of what they are purchasing and whether it is good value. They have also implemented an admin deal system, where sellers can categorize their products and then offer them for sale on Admin Deal.