In less than a month after the city-based traders decided to come up with an online portal, the traders are working out modalities for tying up with international commerce company eBay. On the web portal, all big and small dealers will converge, showcase and sell their merchandise.
eBay is an international commerce company which is into selling online products world over.
The traders claim that after the tie up with eBay, seller or local trader will be able to project his goods throughout the world. eBay has forwarded a proposal which is yet to be discussed by the Chandigarh beopar mandal. The initiative of online portal for traders will also be in sync with the Smart City concept.
The idea was floated initially through a small portal, which was later decided to be converted into a website. The traders’ body Chandigarh beopar mandal had decided to fund the website for shopkeepers in the city.
President of the Chandigarh beopar mandal Chiranjeev Singh said they are working towards coming out with the website after Diwali. Complete professional guidance would be taken to prepare the portal.
The traders said with the coming up of the website, the traders and shopkeepers will be able to sell their stuff online. All kinds of stuff would be available be it shoes, accessories, clothes, artificial jewellery and electronic items, including phones.
The concept was initiated and mooted by Naresh Garg, who is a computer and laptops dealer in Sector 20. About four dealers from the Sector 20 market were the initial members of the website and were selling their goods. The traders are delivering goods in the tricity after taking online orders.
Giving details, vice-president Chandigarh Beopar Mandal Naresh Garg said the local buyer will get the delivery within 24 hours. “A buyer will also be able to physically go and see the stuff at the shops in the city before ordering it. The online market is expanding day by day. With the online portal, we will try to address the issue of losses to the sales tax department,” said Garg.