If you were not one of the lucky guests in attendance at the annual Daraz Seller Summit on March 19th, 2023 at Silver Oak Banquet, Kathmandu, you might be feeling a bit of FOMO. Worry not, however, as we are here to briefly break down everything you may have missed.
The main agenda of this event was to thank all the sellers on the Daraz platform for their support and commitment to Daraz. At the same time, the event was also a platform to recognize some of the top-performing sellers on Daraz. The event, hosted by fellow Darazians Rijesh Rajkarnikar and Riya Shrestha, featured various speech sessions by experts in their respective fields.
Keynote speakers included Madhu Kumar Marasini, Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, and Shekhar Golcha, President of FNCCI as well as special guests Deepak Raj Joshi, Ramchandra Tiwari, Praveen Rukshan, Homenath Bhattrai, Bhesh Bahadur Kunwar, Laxman Humagain, Shankar Singh Dhami, Sudesh Upadhyaya, Govinda Ghimire, and Sunita Kayastha.
Aanchal Kunwar, Managing Director of Daraz Nepal, addressed the audience during the summit. She discussed the company’s accomplishments in the past year, outlined the vision for the future year, and highlighted the company’s efforts to uplift communities through the power of commerce. She expressed that the company “wants to be an active channel of change and a stepping stone in this dialogue.”
Furthermore, Shekhar Golcha shared his views and perspective on e-commerce and the digital economy. He outlined the pros and cons of the e-commerce bill and how the next decade will look for Nepal’s e-commerce industry. Similarly, the Chief Operating Officer of Daraz Nepal, Bimal Aryal, also took the stage. He spoke about improvements that Daraz has undertaken in the last few years from an operations perspective.
Additional speakers included Sunita Kayastha, Emergency Specialist at Unicef, and Govinda Ghimire, DCEO of NMB Bank, who also announced that Daraz sellers will now be able to receive collateral-free loans from the bank.
The event also featured an award ceremony. Daraz awarded a special trophy and Daraz vouchers worth Rs. 10,000 to the top sellers of the past year during the ceremony.
The Seller Summit concluded on a high note, reaffirming Daraz’s commitment to continuing to offer its sellers and customers high-quality services. The amazing annual Daraz Seller Summit organizers thanked the chief guests, key speakers, sellers, and partners (UNICEF, NMB Bank, Worldlink, KASA) for their participation and support in the event.
In the past five years that Daraz has been providing services to Nepal, it has succeeded in creating a reliable, useful, and popular marketplace to meet locals’ demands. With over 18,000+ sellers, 15 lakh active app users per month, and deliveries to 101 cities in Nepal, Daraz has quickly revolutionized the e-commerce space.