Dilli Bazaar, an online shopping portal set to launch in December 2022
After its initial announcement in November 2021, the Delhi government is finally planning to launch its online shopping portal “Dilli Bazaar” in December. The online portal is meant to allow people to access Delhi’s famous markets right from their homes. Here are the details.
Launch of Dilli Bazaar with 10,000 sellers
According PTI, Dilli Bazaar will feature over 10,000 vendors from all over the state. For the uninitiated, Dilli Bazaar is the Delhi government’s ambitious effort to give its traders access to a global market. After starting with 10,000 vendors, the government aims to onboard over a million Delhi stores to the portal. This should happen within six months.
“Delhi’s markets will be world famous for years to come. By December 2022, ‘Dilli Bazaar’ will be launched with storefronts of 10,000 stores in Delhi. The Delhi government will connect one lakh vendors to the portal in the first phase,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reportedly said.
People can also get virtual tours of delhi markets and browse the streets and shops of this market from their home.
When registering traders, the government says the market association will check their credentials. In addition, an agency will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the electronic portal. The government also claims that the products listed on the portal will be more affordable than other e-commerce portals. Each merchant will also receive a personalized storefront.
What should be noted here is that Dilli Bazaar will adopt the highly anticipated Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) protocol. This should ensure that customers will also see product listings from other participating e-commerce portals. “This provision will help traders in Delhi to get a digital presence not only on the Dilli Bazaar portal but on various e-commerce portals opening up a wide horizon of opportunities for them,” the statement said.
So, if you are a resident of Delhi who has physical access to these stores, would you consider the government e-portal for your shopping? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.