Jannatul Islam Rahad
The second biggest festival of the Muslims of
the country, Eid ul Azha, is knocking at the door. People have started
crowding cattle Haats to choose the best animal from thousands of
sacrificial animals up for sale.
Besides, these traditional Haats, a
new dimension has been added to this Eid too by online buying and
selling of sacrificial animals. The practice has increased substantially
since its introduction three years ago. These business provide all
services associated with the holy sacrifice, including selection of the
animal to be sacrificed, hiring of butcher and distribution of the meat
among the less privileged.
Customers can even browse through pictures
of the available animals online and make selections on the basis of its
weight and price. Payments are then made via bank cards or mobile
The idea is initiated by amardesheshop.com, online
urban market place of Future Solution of Business (FSB) under their
Amar Desh Amar Gram (ADAG) project in 2012, first ever in the country.
Anyone can choose the best by clicking on amardesheshop.com/qurbani.
have uploaded some 160 cows already on our portal. We have sourced them
from Pabna, Gopalganj, Gaibandha, Narsingdi, Rangpur, Jamalpur and
Tangail. ADAG offers to deliver your purchased animal just three days
before Eid day" FSB Managing Director Sadeqa Hassan Sejuti told The
"We are focusing on our customers, living abroad.
They can purchase any cattle from the e-shop, and we will deliver the
cattle to their relatives as they wish," Sejuti said.
"We sold some 75 cows in 2012 and 25 cows last year. We hope the number will increase this year," she added.
take care of the entire process starting from the purchase to the
distribution of meat on the customer's behalf. We will compile necessary
documents, photos and videos of the Qurbani that will be brightening up
hundreds of people's life during the festivities," Sejuti explained.
one needs to do is fill up a form online make his pick and make the
payment through debit or credit card, bank draft or mobile money
transfer and get home delivery.
Through representatives the company
reaches the farmers in different districts. ADAG representatives,
reaches the farmers willing to sell their cows and make a deal with
them. The deal is done by the representatives who then take the
measurement and weight of the cow and upload the details along with its
location and price.
Some 160 cows are available for sale at prices ranging from Tk 25,000 to Tk 110,000 including service and bank charges.
dotcom is the other online market place in the country. It provides
customer to customer (c2c) service. Anyone can sell their cattle or
other products here. The market is offering its sellers the chance to
win a cow or a goat by posting free adverts on their site. Besides,
cattle business, there is a competition for the customers at Bikroy
Over 800 sacrificial animals from 64 districts are up for sell online as of yesterday, said Bikroy dotcom marketing department.
have started our campaign on Eid ul Azha to make buying and selling of
cattle easy for the sacrifice," Bikroy.com. Marketing Manager Eshita
Sharmin told The Daily Observer.
"Besides, sellers, more often than
not, lose their hard earned money to hijackers or robbers every year.
The online market is safer than the traditional Haat in that respect,"
Eshita said while focusing on the safety and security of the online
market place in cattle business.
"As lot of cow and goat ads are
posted on Bikroy dotcom during Qurbani Eid, we want to reward our
customers by giving a cow or a goat for posting free ad on Bikroy
dot com," Eshita explained.
At the end of the campaign, a randomly selected seller will win a cow as first prize and second prize will be a goat.
www. ekhanei dot com
is the e-shopping solution of its parents company Telenor. They have
also placed thousands of animals including sacrificial animals here. The
nationwide market place has thousands of cattle from 64 districts
across the country.
One of the important parts is to process the
meat and preserve it during the Qurbani Eid. Ekhanei dotcom brings a
special offer for the refrigerator selling this year.
the e-shopping concern of Brain Station-23 brings some products to
fulfil customers' interest. People will crowd blacksmith's shop before
the festival for necessary knives and choppers. Biponee dotcom has
necessary items related to slaughtering of sacrificial animals.
dot com Chief Operation Officer Ahsanul Alam told the Daily Observer,
"We want to assist our customers in this regard. Products like ropes,
knives, knife sharpeners, antiseptic solutions and bleeching powder will
be available on Biponee dotcom during the festival," added Ahsanul.