Alibaba’s Daraz to Resume Cross-Border Business in Nepal, Plans to Expand Service Network
Kathmandu — Alibaba’s South Asian e-commerce platform, Daraz, revealed on August 3 that it is set to recommence its cross-border operations in Nepal by September this year. With the company’s initial invitations extended to a select group of sellers on August 1, Daraz is gearing up to expand its service network in the Himalayan nation.
Currently, Daraz boasts an impressive service coverage, encompassing 101 cities and towns across Nepal. An encouraging sign for the company is that a significant portion of its order volume comes from cities beyond the capital, Kathmandu, as confirmed in a statement by Daraz itself.
The platform’s popularity in Nepal is evident from its remarkable online traffic figures. Monthly visits to the Daraz website have surged to a staggering 2.7 million, with 1.5 million active users engaging with the platform each month. Moreover, Daraz facilitates over 18,000 local sellers, further cementing its presence in the country’s e-commerce landscape.
With the imminent resumption of cross-border business operations, Daraz is poised to bring forth new opportunities for Nepalese sellers to connect with a broader global audience. The move signifies Alibaba’s commitment to expanding its presence in South Asia and promoting digital commerce in the region.
As the September deadline approaches, all eyes are on Daraz to witness how the platform will further augment its service network and redefine the e-commerce experience for consumers and sellers alike in Nepal.