Grameenphone opens online shop to sell smart devices

Grameenphone GP Shop e-marketplace
Grameenphone Chief Marketing Officer Yasir Azman speaks at the launching ceremony of GP Shop, the company's e-market place in Dhaka today. Photo: Grameenphone

Grameenphone today launched an e-commerce site branded as GP Shop to offer smart devices like mobile phones, wearable and internet modems.

Intended customers could place orders at the e-marketplace to get their desired devices with manufacturer’s warranty of one-year at their doorstep through nationwide home delivery system. There will be 24×7 customer services.

“The payments can be made through flexible monthly instalments,” Grameenphone Chief Marketing Officer Yasir Azman told a press conference in Dhaka, marking the launching of the country’s first e-commerce site by a mobile phone operator in Bangladesh.

The customers would be able to pay through gateways like bKash, SureCash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, DBBL Nexus, Mycash and IBBL mCash.

Customers will also be able to pay through up to 24 EMIs (Equivalent Monthly Instalments) on selected devices with selected credit cards.

The operator will introduce cash-on-delivery soon.

The initiative aims at bringing all the e-shops and online service providers in Bangladesh on a single platform. “GP Shop is one step further towards becoming the preferred digital service provider of our customers.”

Earlier in June, GP had launched aggregated e-commerce platform Kidorkar.

At present, Bangladesh’s e-commerce market size is estimated to be around Tk4.5 billion, with a growth rate of more than 50% a year, the press conference was told.

“GP’s entry into the business is expected to intensify competition in the market,” Azman added. The platform will also protect customer information and secure online transactions.

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