Cattle purchase through online from next year

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Cattle purchase through online from next year

DHAKA, Nov 5 (BSS) – Online trading entrepreneurs are planing to introduce online buying and selling of sacrificial animals from next year during Eid-ul Azha as they are encouraged by increasing income from their existing e-business.

“We are going to add buy and sale of cattle and cattle heads from next year because of increasing trend of online trading of various goods through digital devices,” Marketing Director of FSB (Future Solution of Business) Sadequa Hassan Sejuti told BSS today.

She said people can buy and sale their sacrificial animals from their home by online through e-commerce at the advent of Eid-ul-Azha next year.

FSB, a youth group that initiated e-commerce in the country first, has already clinched this year United Nations World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) for creating outstanding digital contents for rural people.

It earned about Tk 200,000 a month by selling goods through online trading.

“We are expecting more earning as the number of registered customers are increasing every month,” Sejuti said adding at present we have 17000 customers who are purchasing goods from us through online trading.

Sejuti said farmers who are interested to sell cattle can upload pictures of cows and goats to our websites with prices and carrying cost next year.

People can make order for their sacrificial animal their credit cards through the website and will get home delivery of their chosen animal with fair prices.

In one hand the online trading of sacrificial animals will reduce the cattle prices as there will be no middleman on the other hand it will reduces hassles of busy city dwellers by getting rid of go to the cattle market and carrying animals to their home.

As the money will be transacted by online banking through e- commerce, it will be safe for the cattle traders.

FSB takes various kinds of products from producers specially under privileged women and girls all around Bangladesh and then opens up national and international markets for them through online by their website – amar desh amar gram, Sejuti said.

Another owner e-commerce sits http://www.sobaralo.com Shahriar Hassan Simanto who earned Tk. 50,000 per month by selling goods including electronic items also said this year they are evaluating cattle markets and talking with the farmers and cattle traders to initiate online cattle trading in next year.

“We are making a list of interested farmers this year who show interest to sell their cattle directly to buyers through our Web sites,” he said.

The e-commerce has already been used to sell vegetable in fair prices to the dwellers of the capital through online.

During the last Ekushey Boi Mela, the FSB sold books through their website creating a virtual book fair.

IT experts termed the initiative of purchasing products through online as a major landmark in line with the present government’s pledge to build digital Bangladesh as it would bring fruits of digital devices to the doorsteps of the common people.

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