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E-Commerce in Bangladesh Struggling to Capitalize on Opportunity

As the ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis continue to be felt across the world, entire industries are struggling under the weight of demand downturn, labor shortages and inability to maintain their supply chain processes. However, demand downturn has not been the issue of primary concern for all industries. One such industry would be E-Commerce, which […]

Emergence of the Sharing Economy Defined the Decade

The sharing economy is one of the fastest-growing sectors and trends in the world, expected to be worth $335 billion by 2025. It is one of the many transformative trends created through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The sharing economy is an umbrella term that includes the gig economy, crowdsourcing, coworking, and freelancing, as well as […]

Bangladesh Budget: Education, E-Commerce and Capital Markets

Bangladesh’s annual budget is a crucial cornerstone to the pursuit of inclusive economic development. In light of this reality, this year’s budget aims to fully reflect the present challenges the country faces and offer inclusive solutions to these problems, while still remaining growth-friendly. With respect to this, Parliament has passed the budget for the fiscal […]

Fast Moving Consumer Goods — A Beacon of Economic Stability?

In an ocean of volatile industries, the FMCG industry represents an island of stability during times of economic uncertainty. Among the various industries that characterize the modern global economy, the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry is amongst the most resilient to economic shocks. Unlike other industries, the FMCG sector is not prone to mass layoffs […]

E-commerce Logistics: The Pivotal Element in E-commerce Success

The growth of e-commerce is typically followed by the emergence of logistics service providers (LSP) with the ability to cater to specific delivery needs created by e-commerce. We are living in a time where the application of emerging technologies such as drone transportation, robotic-assisted picking, AI algorithms for automated fulfillment etc. have enabled people to […]

Is e-commerce at the brink of scaling up?

E-commerce in Bangladesh dates back to as far as the late 90s, however, there was no real growth or potential in the market during the time. The industry began to grow after 2009 when Bangladesh Bank began allowing online payments. Payment aggregators like SSL Commerz became visible and early e-commerce websites like ajkerdeal, rokomari, and […]
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