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Being a woman in the modern world – International Women’s Day 2022

Happy International Women’s Day

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength”G.D. Anderson.

Society has come incredibly far in terms of women’s rights and freedoms. Many things that the average Nepali woman wouldn’t dream of doing a few decades ago are common occurrences now. Women today are strong. We are empowered, we are admired, and we are respected. At least, for the most part – but we’ll get into that in a bit.

The progress we’ve made as women in Nepal’s extremely rigid patriarchal society could not have been possible without the women of yesterday. Without the likes of Anuradha Koirala, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, and Uma Devi Badi to inspire, uplift and empower young girls and women all over the country, many feminists of today would not have joined the movement.

What Daraz is Doing

While Nepal still has a rather long way to go in terms of achieving overall gender equality, we mustn’t discount the steps that have been taken toward reaching that goal. If we take Daraz as an example, diversity, inclusion, and equality are all highly prioritized in the company. Women and men alike are encouraged to raise their voices and speak out against any injustices they observe.

Daraz has taken various steps to ensure female employees are treated with the respect they deserve and is always reminded that they are just as valuable to the company as their male counterparts.

Women's Day

A greater presence of women leaders in the workforce is an extremely effective way to break down obstacles and open avenues for other women. This can already be observed with the recent appointment of the very first female Managing Director in the history of the entire company, Ms. Aanchal Kunwar as well as the strong female representation seen across the board on all levels of Daraz. You can learn more below:

Daraz is determined to provide each and every member of the company with the resources and opportunities needed to perform to the best of their abilities and progress in their careers.

Being a multinational company with a high female employee ratio, Daraz has been able to communicate with women across the board, working at all levels, and with differing backgrounds. This has made it easier for the company to listen to several women’s voices and implement changes that can help improve everyone’s lives at the office.

A beautiful quote from the beautiful Meghan Markle, “Women don’t need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen.” A woman of today, Aaja ko Nari, is a woman who, no matter how afraid she might be, can use her voice to demand respect and equality.

Happy International Women’s Day to all the strong, beautiful women.

Daraz Delivers Goods Via Safa Tempo on World Electric Vehicle Day

World Electric Vehicle Day is celebrated on the 9th of September every year. This special day marks the celebration of e-mobility and is a day set aside to educate people about the benefits of electronic vehicles. Drivers around the world are requested to recognize just how beneficial e-vehicles really are and how their actions could help lessen the environmental impact of fossil-based vehicles. But with that said, as the years go by, it is becoming more evident that people are becoming aware about the need to go electric. And as such, companies such as Tesla are becoming more and more popular.

Here in Nepal, the use of electric vehicle is slowly growing as evident by the growing number of electric vehicles in our roads. But long before any modern electric vehicle was ever introduced, we already had our very own electric mode of transportation – SAFA TEMPO. A small run of the mill vehicle that runs completely on electricity – more specifically through batteries. It was our past, it still is our present and it is clearly going to be our future. We can’t deny how convenient yet useful SAFA TEMPO is.

And so, on the occasion of World Electric Vehicle Day, Daraz as a socially responsible company extended its support to a cause that is sure to bring about a positive change in our society.


Daraz in collaboration with BijuliPower used two Safa Tempos to deliver all the orders during World Electric Vehicle Day. BijuliPower is a company that provides Safa tempos on hire for private use. This initiative was undertaken as a sign to show Daraz‘s solidarity for the global movement of a greener environment.

During the world electric vehicle day, Daraz used two Safa Tempos to deliver goods in two main areas within the valley. One Safa Tempo was used to deliver goods in all of Putalisadak area while the next one was used to deliver all throughout Lalitpur area.

A small action goes a long way in defining the future. It is our job as residents of planet earth to make sure that we do our best to protect it. Check out the vlog below to see how our DEX heroes delivered goods to our customers with Safa Tempos.


Daraz relaunches Seller Sahayatri Program To Support Recovery of SME’s

Daraz has announced the re-launch of its successful Daraz Sahayatri Program, a stimulus package that was initiated last year to help the small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) recover from the economic impact of COVID-19 and to help them sell online.

Last year, Daraz waived marketplace fees for four months for the SMEs, inturn helping 8000+ businesses to sell online for the first time. As per the company, the main objective of the Daraz Sahayatri Program is to help such businesses recover faster through fee waiver, comprehensive online training, weekly payout cycles and additional financing programs. 

Furthermore, through the relaunch of the program, new businesses moving online for the first time will now be able to sell on Daraz without bearing any marketplace fee for the next three months up until the Daraz Dashain Dhamaka campaign. The Daraz Sahayatri Program has been relaunched with key  new additional initiatives which includes Seller Promises 2021.  

Key highlights of the Daraz Sahayatri Program and Daraz Seller Promises 2021 include the following: 

  • No marketplace fees for SMEs starting to sell online for the first time for next 3 months 
  • Reduced seller payout cycles from 14 days to only 7 days for all Daraz sellers 
  • Exclusive SME financing partnership with preferred conditions in collaboration with banking partner Nabil Bank 
  • Accelerated sign-up process enabling new sellers to go online within 24 hours of signup 
  • Seller queries via live chat to be handled within 30 seconds during business hours 
  • Comprehensive e-commerce training and education initiatives via Daraz University 

Managing Director of Daraz Nepal, Lino Ahlering had this to say about the relaunch of the Sahayatri Program –

The domestic economy, particularly small and medium sized businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic and the recent lockdown. Only if our sellers thrive our 10+ Lakh customers across the country can benefit. Therefore, it is one of our key objectives to help our 10,000+ sellers on the platform to recover quickly and further give more businesses the opportunity to sell online without any risk. Our Sahayatri program and our Seller Promises with its faster payout cycles, optimized onboarding, reduced fees, more training and special financing options will contribute to bring businesses back on track”.

Daraz’s SME focused initiatives are part of its mission to make it easy to do business in the digital age. Daraz Nepal hosts more than 6 Lakhs products from Electronics, Fashion, Groceries to Household products with over 10,000 sellers.

For more information on Daraz Sahayatri Program, click the link below:  


Check out the article below to further know the benefits of selling on Daraz:

Daraz Extends Its Support to Multiple NGOs – Read Below!

As the second wave of Covid-19 hit Nepal hard, frontline workers, national and international health organizations banded together to provide as much support to those in need. From collecting funds, procuring food supply to arranging hospital beds and oxygen, they continued to support the Nepali people relentlessly.  

And as a socially responsible company, and being the leading online marketplace in Nepal, Daraz Nepal, also extended its support to several of these non-profit organizations to help them in their efforts.

Daraz partners with BHORE – Food Relief Packages Supplied for Distribution

BHORE is a campaign based and research focused philanthropic organization working to contribute in building prosperous Nepal with dignified lives of all Nepali citizens. During the pandemic, BHORE has been working tirelessly to collect and distribute food to different locations in and outside the valley.

Daraz offered its support to BHORE by providing 100 sacks of 25kg Rice, 100 Kgs Lentils, 100 Kgs of salt and 100 kgs of oil that was to be distributed to over 100 families in Sarlahi – Province 2.

Daraz supports FEED THE HUNGRY – Food Relief Packages Supplied for Distribution

Feed the Hungry Nepal is a Non-Profit Organization founded on June 5, 2020, currently operating on a national level with over 100 active members and volunteers. They are a legally registered Non-Profit Organization, working towards a hunger free Nepal. They distribute rations to those stranded by the pandemic.

Daraz offered its support to FEED the HUNGRY by providing 100 sacks of 25kgs Rice, 200 Kgs of Lentils, and 200 Kgs of Salt that was to be distributed to over 100 families in Humsekot, a small Village Development Community in Nawalparasi District.

Daraz offers support to Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) – Essential Health Care Supplies Offered for Distribution

Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) is a member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and is a major partner of the Government of Nepal’s national family planning program, contributing larger number of all family planning services in Nepal annually.

Daraz offered its support to FPAN by providing safety essentials items such as Face Shields, Hand Sanitizers, PPE suits, Hand Wash Soaps, Digital Thermometers, Disposable Gloves, Face Masks, Medicines and Vitamins.

Daraz lends a hand to Nepal Ambulance Service – Surgical Gloves for Medical Response Team

Nepal Ambulance Service (NAS) is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the establishment of an emergency medical response system (EMS) in the greater Kathmandu and Patan municipalities.

Daraz offered its support to the NAS by providing 140 pieces of surgical gloves that was to be distributed to the medical response teams of NAS.

Daraz and UNICEF Nepal join hands – Transportation Facilities Provided for Distribution of Essentials

Daraz offered its support to UNICEF Nepal by offering transport facilities and supplies that was required to deliver the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) supplies to the most vulnerable provinces in Nepal.

The essentials in regards to the current COVID pandemic and the upcoming monsoon needed to delivered as quickly as possible and Daraz in line with UNICEF made sure it was undertaken effortlessly.

Daraz offers Medical Supplies to Pyuthan District Hospital

As a sign of further support, Daraz offered medical supplies such as Surgical Caps, Disinfectant Sprays, PPEs, Masks, Gloves, Face shields, Disposable Gowns, and Nasal Prongs to Pyuthan District Hospital.

Mental Wellbeing session organized in collaboration with Happy Minds


Frontline health workers are the true heroes of this pandemics. And although their hard work and resilience often gets applauded, the psychological trauma and mental health issues they face aren’t nearly addressed enough. And as such, Daraz, in collaboration with Happy Minds, organized a webinar to shed light on the mental health issues and psychological traumas faced by the Covid Frontline Health Workers.

The webinar aimed to not only address the issues faced but also to provide insights and ideas on how such issues can be resolved. Various coping mechanisms, relaxation techniques was addressed via the webinar conducted on 3rd of June.


The pandemic has been a stressful situation for everyone. And during such a time, it is crucial to be fully aware about ones’ mental state and be prepared for any issues that might arrive. To address such, Daraz organized a webinar for all its customers in collaboration with Happy Minds. The webinar, hosted by clinical psychologist Dr Suraj Shakya was a discussion about Mental Hygiene, Common Health Issues, COVID guidelines, Grounding techniques, and ideas about how to deals with stress, anxiety and the loss of a loved one.

The webinar was conducted on 25th May 2021.


Daraz employees are the heart and soul of the company. Their wellbeing is the company’s number one priority. And during such a stressful time, it is important to address any mental issues that could hinder the lives of Daraz employees. To address such concerns, Daraz in collaboration with Happy Minds hosted a Stress Management and Coping Strategy Session. The session was a discussion about self-care techniques, Relaxation techniques and Mindful Grounding.

The session was conducted on 21st May 2021.


Daraz has been and will continue to offer its support to all those in need. This is a time to band together and offer as much support as we can. We can only get through this if we unite and work together. We also encourage you to offer your help. Even the tiniest of effort can save somebody’s life.

Physiotherapy for COVID patients

Physiotherapy & Mental Health Assistance for COVID Patients

COVID-19 has been rapidly increasing all over the world with total confirmed cases being 16,72,52,150 and total deaths reported 34,67,663 until May 25, 2021. The first COVID case reported in Nepal was on January 13, 2020 in a student who had recently returned from Wuhan, China. At present, Nepal reports an average of 8000 cases every day with a death rate of around 150 cases. 

It wasn’t so long when some reputed government bodies, as well as doctors had declared that we had defeated the novel coronavirus. Something all of us thought was true. But in blink of an eye, things changed rapidly.

Hundreds of people searching for hospital beds, oxygen and other medical supplies, while at the same time mass cremations, the situation was devastating. And it still is. Major towns and cities all across our country are facing shortage of intensive care unit beds and medical oxygen.

We can’t even imagine the scenario of the rural parts of Nepal where even proper PCR test kits are not available. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Nepal has already lost the battle. Sadly, the level of infection is going beyond the capacity of our public health system, like Dr. Chandra Mani Adhikari, executive director of Shahid Gangalal Heart centre said “Our health system has collapsed”.

But there’s hope, hope in helping the ones who’ve gone through a lot because of COVID. Recently, an interdisciplinary health team of counsellers and physiotherapy team have been playing a crucial role in helping COVID patients. Sufficient counselling and proper physiotherapy assistance is more likely help a COVID infected person to adapt to a healthy lifestyle.

Mental Health and COVID-19

The psychological trauma that a COVID infected person faces post recovery is still a major issue. Even though they’ve been cured physcially, their mental state remains in distraught. Proper mental state, care and emotional wellbeing is an important factor that needs to be addressed.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevalence of mental disorders has increased. Data from Nepal police showed that around 16-18 persons committed suicide everyday in 2020. A major issue that needs to be addressed immediately.

And so various non-profit organisations are working to fill the gaps of inadequate accessibility of mental health services. The World Health Organization, Country Office for Nepal along with the Ministry of Health and Population developed COVID-19 Mental and Psychological Support (MHPSS) intervention. Likewise, a National Mental Health Strategy and Action Plan has been formed that has been helping to improve access to quality essential health services.

Despite these initiatives, we can still see that there are gaps between prevalence of mental disorders and accessibility of mental health services. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop as well as implement required community-based mental health programs.

Importance of Physiotherapy for COVID-19 patients

Physiotherapy plays an important role in COVID-19 recovery. From helping to reduce associated comorbidities to help gain proper function and helping for a better quality of life after recovery, Physiotherapy is involved at every levels of COVID-19 recovery trajectory.

COVID acquired pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome is a major cause of hospitalisation, intensive care unit admission and administrating advanced pulmonary support. This requirement of prolonged mechanical ventilation and stay in ICU for more than 7 days often leads to secretions retention, critical illness myopathy and critical illness polyneuropathy, resulting in deterioration of cardio-pulmonary and muscular endurance.

Thus, the primary role of a physiotherapy and physical therapist is to prevent these long-term complications by teaching breathing exercises, secretion clearance techniques along with endurance exercises and aiding through frequent ambulation’s.

Check out the video below to learn how you can improve your lung function through breathing techniques.

 Likewise, the role of physical therapist is even present post COVID recovery. It is to make sure that the recovered person is able to return to full functional activities as he/she was able before. Therefore, rehabilitation even after COVID-19 is very crucial and should be allocated more attention.


As a frontline worker, talking about my experiences, there have been a few. While entering the COVID wards and ICUs, the scenario was very chaotic and overwhelming. The continuous beeping on the monitor, the patients searching for oxygen, the nurses and doctors running here and there for the medicines and routine care and the caregiver’s eyes full of tears and as well as a hint of hope, it was a surreal experience.

As a physical therapist, I had been to a normal ICU before but the situation was and is completely different now. As I walked towards our first patient, i was overwhelmed. There he lay on his bed gasping for breath. When he saw me, he laid his hands in front of me and he whispered “I want to live for my wife and children, please save me”.

Keeping hold of my emotions, I told him that is exactly what I came for. I raised the height of the bed on the head end and assisted him to stay at 90 degree angle. The continuous positive pressure that was going into his lungs through a machine called CPAP was able to maintain his O2 saturation upto 95%.

When I asked him to take a deep breath, he couldn’t even do it. COVID had hit hard. Gently, I helped him to sit on the edge of bed and assisted him with some breathing control exercises.

The saturation level dropped below 80% however, I taught him some thoracic mobility exercises and gave a soft massage to his neck and scapular muscles. Within a few minutes, I saw his saturation rising beyond 90% and he could now perform other exercises.

He willingly agreed to do a few more exercises of the upper extremity, trunk and few repetitions of sit to stand as well. I then made him lie on his abdomen with pillow support on his chest, pelvis and knees.

I was about to leave when he looked at me and said, “I have come out of this bed only today. It’s been a week already” . With a smile, he thanked me.

And from that very day, I realised we could actually make a lot of impact on our patients suffering with COVID-19.

Now, it’s almost been more than one month that I have been looking after them every day and even today when I enter the room, I am always nervous yet motivated to dedicate myself and put all my efforts to bring at least a little change in someone’s life. I’m pretty sure you will hear thousands of similar stories from healthcare workers every day.

But, all we ask is a little support from everyone, whichever way possible, to dedicate their time and resources to help their own Nepalese people in this time of need.


PRIYANKA RAJAURIYA, Licensed Physiotherapist, PGD Counselling Psychology Student


KAJOL KUNWAR, Licensed Physiotherapist


Need COVID CARE KITS? Well, we’ve got you covered!

The second wave of the COVID virus has been spreading like wildfire. And this time, it’s even more deadlier than before. The risks are just too high. So it’s very important that we take up all the necessary precautions to make sure that we along with our family members are safe. Do not take this situation lightly! You must remain precautious each moment of the day. A momentary lapse in judgement could turn out to be fatal.

So to help make sure that you stay healthy and safe, we present to you our COVID CARE KIT. A list of all the essentials that you will need to protect yourself from the virus. Let’s take a look shall we?

But before that, need to shop groceries online? Now you can easily buy groceries online in Nepal with dMART.

Back to the COVID CARE KIT


Steamers are quite useful when it comes to blocked nose, coughs and colds. But more importantly recent studies and research have shown that steam inhalation can possibly work as an effective treatment for Covid-19 positive patients. According to such studies, the heat waves of the steam has shown to denature the proteins which in turn leads to the loss of infectivity of the SARS-CoV-2. So be sure to occasionally try steaming whether you’re infected or not.

Check out some of the different steamers available on Daraz.



Probably the most important of all the COVID Care Kits – the face mask. Now there comes a time where we might need to occasionally leave our homes. During such a time, it is absolutely crucial that you wear a face mask. Without it, you’re putting yourself at risk of straight up contracting the virus. So be sure to always wear a mask if you must leave your home.



Keeping your hands clean is a must. Frequent sanitization and hand washing is one of the key steps recommended by the WHO when it comes to fighting off COVID.


Need to buy groceries but can’t leave your home? Well, we’ve got you covered. Now you can easily buy groceries online with dMart.


Face Shields are very useful if you’re planning to go outside. It’s one of many precautions you must use to stay safe. Order your face shield today straight from Daraz.



Thermometers are a great way of identifying whether someone is at risk of infection or is already infected. The average temperature of the human body is between 96-99 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature exceed 100 degrees then there is a chance that the person might be infected. It could also just be fever but you’re best option is to take no chances.



A strong immune system is very crucial when it comes to fighting off COVID-19. Even if infected, a strong immune system will not be at a greater risk from the virus. Which is why you must be concerned about your diet and your supplements. A great way to boost your immunity is to take multivitamin pills. These act as a booster for your immune system. But before taking any supplements, it is always best if you contact a health care professional.


So, here we present to you our COVID CARE KIT – all the essentials you will need to keep yourself safe, fit and healthy. Take the utmost precaution cause this is not a thing to take lightly. It starts with you. Stay Home, Stay Safe and help flatten the curve.

And remember, you can easily order groceries online with dMart.


Daraz provides COVID-19 Vaccine

Daraz initiates COVID-19 vaccination for its Frontline Workers

Nepal’s leading online shopping marketplace, Daraz, has initiated COVID-19 vaccinations for all of its frontline and delivery workers in collaboration with the Department of Health Services (DoHS). Owned by the Alibaba Group, Daraz operates in 5 South Asian Markets including Nepal. At present, Daraz employs 600+ people across various cities in Nepal alone. Around half of them are frontline workers working primarily in logistics and delivery services.

The company flew employees from 8 different locations nationwide in and out of Kathmandu over the course of the last 2 weeks in order to facilitate the vaccination program.

Since the rise of COVID-19, e-commerce companies  and its respective frontline workers, have been playing a crucial role in making sure customers have access to what they need without having to leave their homes. This is an important initiative not only for the health and safety of Daraz employees, but for the communities where they live and work. 

We’re glad that we could execute the vaccination initiative in collaboration with the department of health services here in Nepal. Local authorities deserve praise for taking a progressive decision to protect the ones who are on the frontline every single day. E-commerce companies have been an integral part of sustaining the economy in Nepal and around the world. Nearly 10,000 sellers sustain their businesses while at the same time millions of customers are able to shop safely via Daraz. Without our frontline teams, especially our delivery riders, this would not be possible. Hence, it is an important step to keep society safe amidst a potential second wave of the pandemic,” said Lino Ahlering, Managing Director, Daraz Nepal.

Frontline workers form the backbone of the company, and are at most risk of contracting COVID-19 . Thus, the riders and front line workers were the first ones to receive the COVID-19 vaccine within the company.

Being vaccinated means protecting yourself from the virus so you can be there for your family, friends & colleagues. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to Daraz for arranging and executing the vaccination drive on a very short notice especially for those who operate outside the KTM valley. ” said Hub Supervisor, Vishal Shrestha who received the first dose of the Verocell vaccine.

Daraz has and will continue to follow strict hygiene measures to ensure safety of all its employees. The internal structure of the company has been reshaped to make sure all our actions were in compliance with the standard guidelines. From routine temperature checks, to social distancing, Daraz is making sure that it provides a safe working environment for all its employees.

Daraz Voucher Code

How to use a Voucher Code on Daraz? Find out here!

Want to learn how to use a voucher code on Daraz Nepal? Well, this post will tell you exactly how to use discount vouchers in the best destination for online shopping in Nepal.

What is a Voucher Code In Daraz?

There are multiple types of vouchers for example collectible vouchers that can be collected and stored in your wallet, voucher fireworks are hosted during sales, and Daraz gift cards which you can give to others.

How to use a Voucher Code on Daraz?

  1. You can use the Daraz voucher code while selecting your payment method.
  2. Once done, enter the voucher code in the blank field below.
  3. You will see a reduction in the total amount.
  4. This means your voucher has been applied to your order.
  5. You may proceed to confirm the order.

How About This Quick Video Tutorial?

Watch to find out how to use a voucher code on Daraz as explained by Oshin Situala

Place Your Voucher Code on the checkout page as shown below:

How to Use a Voucher Code on Daraz
How to Use a Voucher Code on Daraz

Using your voucher code is very simple. When you proceed with your purchase, you’ll find the Enter Voucher Code section at the bottom. All you’ve to do is type your code there, click the apply button, and voila! Then, you can continue placing your order as you normally would.

Yes, it’s that simple! You can see the deduction from the original total before you place the order. Write for us tech then should relieve you that the voucher has indeed worked!

Read: How to save more with Big Mart on Daraz

how to use voucher code in daraz

Types of Vouchers

Coupon Vouchers

Coupon vouchers or token vouchers are simply promotional vouchers that you can grab for different brands on Daraz.

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Collectible Vouchers

Like the name suggests, you can collect your collectible vouchers in different ways. You can secure a voucher that gives you Rs. 700 off on Rs. 3000, Rs. 1500 off on Rs. 25,000, Rs. 2000 off on Rs. 35,000, Rs. 5000 off on Rs. 75,000, Rs. 7000 off on Rs. 100,000, Rs. 10,000 off on Rs. 150,000, and so on.

New Customer Voucher

If you’re a new Daraz customer, then the new customer voucher is meant especially for you. By using the voucher code you can enjoy a discount of Rs. 150 on a purchase of Rs. 2000.

There are always some collectible vouchers that you can get your hands on. Some of these go live during specific campaigns. For example, the Shake Shake Brand Voucher – Imagine shaking your phone to collect vouchers. Oh no, we’re not kidding. Shake-Shake literally means you’ve to shake your phone and voila! You’ve collected a voucher!

Exclusive Voucher: Simple to collect, all you’ve to do is visit the campaign page and collect the voucher from there. As you click on “collect your voucher”, your voucher will be deposited into your account and you can redeem it from there whenever you want.

Play and Win: During campaigns, Daraz brings you different games that you can play to win prizes and vouchers! So stay tuned on the Daraz app to play the games and secure your discount vouchers.

Daraz Bank Discounts

Besides the above-mentioned, Daraz has partnered with several banks to offer its loyal customers a bunch of bank discounts.

These discounts include daily Bank Discounts of 10% with a maximum discount of Rs. 500. You can avail of this discount by paying using your bank card during checkout on Daraz.

Daraz Voucher Code

With so many amazing discount vouchers up for grabs, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t shop on Daraz! So open your Daraz app right away and start your shopping now!

how has daraz been keeping its employees safe during covid

How has Daraz been keeping its employees safe during COVID-19

Almost all of us had hoped 2020 would be the year we’d make things right. Whether it was time to start hitting the gym, getting married or taking a much needed vacation, it was our time to shine or so we thought. Unbeknownst to any of us, we were taken aback by the sudden rise of the COVID-19 virus. In just a matter of just few months, the entire world was left shaken by this deadly virus.

We were witnessing a global pandemic.

And as the months went by, countless lives were lost, businesses were shutdown, and our livelihood was shaken to its very core. A lingering question circled our minds – Would it ever end?

It’s now 2021, the COVID-19 virus still hasn’t been fully eradicated. But there’s hope. Vaccines have been developed all around the world which has been used to prevent infection or cure anyone who’s been infected from the COVID-19 virus. Maybe, it will end!

Despite such a difficult time, Daraz, Nepal’s biggest online marketplace, managed to provide its customers with the best service possible. Customer were able to acquire all their basic necessities without having to leave their homes. And even during deliveries, Daraz made sure to follow the best hygiene practices to ensure the safety of the all customers and its delivery riders.

But what about its employees? How did Daraz manage its internal workflow during lockdown?

During the nationwide lockdown, all of us here at Daraz were working from home as was the case with many organizations. For about 6-7 months, the office was closed but the work did not stop, the work could not stop. Employees followed their daily 9-6 working hours from their home. It was indeed a unique experience for all of us.

But what about post lockdown?

Once the lockdown eased up and as offices started to open up, Daraz followed up with the same. But times were different, COVID still hasn’t been fully eradicated and we needed to adapt. A lot has changed since COVID happened. And so Daraz came up with a list of practices which ensured safer working environment for all its employees.

Let’s look at how Daraz has been keeping its employees safe post lockdown.

Team A/B Implementation

Ever since the Daraz office resumed post lockdown, employees have been following the Team A-Team B system where employees are assigned to either Team A or Team B. The teams then have to come to the office every alternate week. For instance, let’s suppose this week is for Team A. So all those who are in Team A will have to come to the office for their regular duty hours while Team B will be working from home. And next week, Team B will come to the office while Team A works from home.

Since the number of employees here at Daraz is quite large, this system allows for a more safer working environment.

Sanitizers & Handwash Availability

Employee safety is the main priority here at Daraz. We follow the best hygiene practices to ensure a safer working environment for everyone at the organization. Hand sanitization and hand washing has become a basic routine for all of us ever since COVID came about.

At Daraz, we have hand sanitizers stationed at different parts of the office such as on every desks, near elevators, in the kitchen, by the doors and meeting rooms.

By placing hand sanitizers in strategic locations throughout the office, Daraz encourages employees to improve their hand hygiene, and make the office a healthier working environment.

Temperature Checks

Temperature checks have become vital during the COVID pandemic. It gives you a quick idea whether or not a person could be infected or not. Which is why it’s crucial to screen an employee’s temperature before they enter the office premise.

Daraz follows a similar pattern. Each employee is screened before they enter the office. If the temperature is below or equal to 37.7 Celsius then they are allowed to enter the office. If the temperature exceeds 37.7 or is much higher than that, entry is denied and necessary precautions are taken.

To date, there hasn’t been any case of an employee who’s temperature has exceed 37.7 Celsius. But you can never be too safe.

Routine Cleanups

Here at Daraz, health and hygiene is of the utmost importance. Which is why we have regular cleanups. All the door handles, desks, switches are sanitized and cleaned daily. Every creek, every corner is swept and cleaned.

Basically the entire office premise is sanitized and cleaned daily.

Shuttle Service

Because of COVID and the lockdown, all the public transportations had been closed off. And even though the lockdown had eased up, public vehicles were not allowed to resume and even if it did, during such a time, there was always the risk of it being overcrowded as is the case with public vehicles in Nepal. This was a major issue for many of the Daraz employees who’d been using the public transport for their daily commute to and from the office before the pandemic.

To counter this, Daraz came up with its own solution – provide shuttle service. It’s our own transportation service for those who require it. The shuttle picks and drops the employees at their required location.

And unlike the public transportations, the Daraz shuttle service is not crowded, it’s sanitized and cleaned daily. So it’s a much more safer option.

You can never be too careful when it comes to your health. The COVID-19 virus is yet to be fully eradicated. Which is why you still need to make sure that you follow the best hygiene practices to ensure your safety as well as your loved ones.

It starts with you!

Remember to wear a mask while in public, sanitize your hands frequently, and follow all the necessary precautions.

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Nepal’s leading online shopping marketplace and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group, Daraz, has got all 442 of its employees insured against COVID-19 in partnership with NLG Insurance

Daraz partners with NLG Insurance: Getting all its employees insured against COVID-19

Nepal’s leading online shopping marketplace and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group, Daraz, has got all 442 of its employees insured against COVID-19 in partnership with NLG Insurance, as confirmed by both companies in a statement.

Following the insurance coverage, any employee working for Daraz will receive Rs 1 lakh as insurance security for one full year in case of contraction related to COVID-19.

Sagar Shakya, DEX HERO

This move by the company has been highly appreciated by all the employees and especially those that are involved in the field as Dex Heroes. One such Hero is Sagar, who was also featured in many news articles as the unsung heroes of the pandemic.

We’re following all the safety protocols and have got good response from the customers which is very encouraging. However, it is more encouraging when you know that the company is also well behind you and thinks for your safety.

Sagar Shakya, DEX HERO

In order to promote safety measures, Daraz is also encouraging its customers to make use of digital payments rather than cash. Daraz has also introduced payments via eSewa and is providing discounts of up to 15% (upto Rs. 500) for pre-payments made using Bank Cards.

Nepal’s largest online marketplace, Daraz, hosts more than 4000 sellers selling products across 100 plus categories with a total assortment of 3.5 lakh products ranging from groceries to electronics. Daraz also delivers to more than 25 cities in Nepal including all the major areas such as Biratnagar, Pokhara, Chitwan. 

With many SMEs in turmoil due to the pandemic, Daraz is also encouraging all businesses that wish to transition online to reach out to the company or register via Daraz’s seller sign up page under the Daraz Sahayatri Program, a stimulus package of 55 lakhs, intended to help SMEs get through the crisis by expanding their revenue streams.

For more information, please click here: Sell on Daraz

Or contact the marketing department:  9801114969 / media@daraz.com.np

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