Leading ecommerce marketplace Evaly.com.bd has received this year’s Ecommerce Mover’s Award for its food delivery service ‘efood’.
On Sunday night, 100 e-commerce organizations and 12 individuals were awarded the Ecommerce Movers Award on the occasion of the sixth founding anniversary of the E-commerce Association of Bangladesh (E-Cab).
The award is given for the special contribution through ecommerce during the coronavirus epidemic.
The award giving ceremony was held at Purbachal of the capital. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for information and communication technology (ICT), handed over the award to Shamima Nasrin, chairman of Evaly, said a press release.
Addressing the award giving ceremony, Evaly Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Rassel recalled the greatest Bengali of all time, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He said, "My inspiration for founding Evaly is our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu and her vision of building a ‘Digital Bangladesh’."
“The implementation of the Padma Bridge at her own initiative has given me inspiration and courage,” he added. Evaly has launched four platforms in a very short time so far. It has 4 million registered customers and 25,000 sellers.
On the other, ‘efood’ is the second largest food service provider in the country with registered 1500 restaurants and 7,000 devilries daily.
Besides, customers can buy and sell products on ‘ebazer’, and merchants can keep daily accounts in ‘ekhata’.
Addressing the function, Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, the identity of a real leadership can be found during the time of crisis and hoped that one day online marketplaces like Evaly would be the Alibaba or the Amazon of Bangladesh.
Palak said, just as young people left the bonding of family and dive into the war for the sake of the country and the nation during the liberation war of 1971, so did the young e-commerce entrepreneurs. They also leave their illusions for the sake of their business interests and fulfill their humanitarian responsibilities, he added.
The State Minister said that since the coronavirus broke out, “we have brought all e-commerce activities under Emergency Services and given them the opportunity to keep their activities going, and we have been able to ensure one lakh job opportunities through F-Commerce and E-Commerce.”
Nagad, Evaly, Mina Bazaar, Shwapno and others have progressed. “We will conduct survey in future to enrich ecommerce and provide all kinds of assistance and collaboration from the ICT ministry to take e-commerce forward,” he added. Md Zafar Uddin, secretary to the ministry of commerce, and Shami Kaiser, president of ECAB, were present as special guest at the award giving ceremony. The function was conducted by Mohammad Abdul Waheed Tamal, general secretary of ECAB, and among others 130 members of E-CAB participated in the event.