The launch of several virtual Ramadan bazaars has thrown a much-needed lifeline to many home-based retailers who rely on Ramadan sales. The online bazaars allow businesses to list their contact details and goods on their sites, connecting them with customers at a time when face-to-face sales are no longer possible during the coronavirus pandemic.
Among these are platforms like B. Halal and Gobaza.sg, and BazaarRia, a platform jointly launched by DBS Bank and its client Mi Planets on Monday, which is already being used by over 800 merchants.
These platforms often help businesses set up their listings so that they can make the best use of what is available. Services are usually free, although on some platforms merchants can pay to secure a space for advertisements.
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