Bangladesh Post Office and the e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) will organise a series of fairs across eight divisional headquarters starting with Chattogram tomorrow seeking to promote the country's online businesses.
Leading e-commerce companies are scheduled to showcase their products and services while there will be seminars on e-commerce issues alongside concerts, said Abdul Wahed Tomal, general secretary of the e-CAB.
The event will next be held in Rajshahi on April 6, Sylhet on April 13, Rangpur April 27, Barishal May 4 and in Mymensingh on May 11 before the final event in Dhaka on May 18. The venues will be the regions' central postal offices.
Inaugurating the promotional activity on March 23, Post and Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar said it would help boost online shopping culture in the country.
The culture of digital commerce has emerged and remaining out of this digitalisation is not possible, he said, adding that the post office would be the main delivery channel for e-commerce in the coming days and that was why the e-CAB partnered with them.
Tomal said 70 percent of business across the globe would be conducted online by 2025 and Bangladesh needs to prepare its path before that. Every year the e-CAB observes April 7 as national e-commerce day and during April 7-13 they would also observe an e-commerce week.