Kaymu in Nepal, online shopping marketplace just got awesome!

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Kaymu has officially become Daraz – Online Shopping in Nepal: Buy Clothes, Electronics & MobilesDaraz.com.np – following its name changes in Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Daraz.com.np Online shopping in Nepal previously largest site known as Kaymu.com.np. Buy Clothing, Electronics, Mobiles & much more at best prices Online all across Nepal. COD

Kaymu is one daring venture to start online shopping experiences in emerging & developing countries across the world. Backed by Rocket Internet Ventures and led by Ahmed Khan as its MD in Asia, Kaymu as an online buying-selling online shopping marketplace has been helping users as buyers and sellers bring together on the same forum – precisely electronic marketplace. Kaymu has targeted online marketplaces in various countries like Nigeria, Pakistan, Morocco, Ghana, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Middle East including Nepal and expanding over.

Kaymu was launched in Nepal in May 2014 and is backed by the Asia Pacific Internet Group, the leading online platform in Asia. Since its launch, Kaymu has quickly become Nepal’s fastest growing online marketplace with more than 2,500 sellers on-board and over 200,000 monthly website visits.

Mobile marketing is redefining online shopping in Nepal, and Kaymu aims to be at the forefront of this innovation by providing the best shopping experience on-the-go.

The website Kaymu.com.np has itself been much popular with wide access to its potential customers already – vendors and suppliers have just found one right marketplace for the good whereas Nepalese buyers have plenty of items to choose from.

Just like in other countries, Kaymu in Nepal has also brought great channeling for entrepreneurs to put their products in the market and observe how growing online business helps them in a situation where doing business is difficult due to banking regulations and limitations.

Kaymu Nepal online ecommerce marketplace website screenshot
Kaymu Nepal online ecommerce marketplace website screenshot

Thanks to Kaymu that they offer multiple transactional modes to support and facilitate buyer-seller via multimode payment gateways – the most popular of course being Cash on Delivery (COD). Without any doubt, Kaymu Nepal is one of the largest eCommerce platform in Nepal. However, unlike the business model of Amazon and even eBay, Kaymu accepts promotional and transaction responsibility without maintaining any inventory itself – hence directly providing platforms for the users in both aspects of buyers and sellers.

Kaymu in Nepal has recently gone viral with all those advertisements here and there, and on every web page users visit. For sure they are making the market wide, reaching even wider range of audience, establishing the logistic and a good bond between buyers and sellers. However, this might probably be the first time Nepalese netizens coming across those Kaymu ads every other page they surf.

Now buy selling using Kaymu app

Kaymu Nepal has recently expanded its online shopping experience in Nepal to mobile platform with the launch of its Android and Blackberry Mobile application. The application has been developed with the vision of making buying and selling online faster and more convenient. Added features enable sellers to take pictures and list their products, and also let buyers purchase a wide variety of products at a glance.
The Kaymu App also features unique services to improve user experience, such as a shipping fee calculation system to organise more personalised and cheaper delivery, as well as multiple payment methods in a safe and secure transaction system. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Blackberry World ~ THT.
In order for Kaymu to grow in Nepal, it needs to widen its reach outside of Kathmandu valley and target full 30 plus percentage of total teledensity users with access to the Internet, and of course, look forward to integrating all available in-country (and regulations permitting international) payment options.
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  1. Bimal Shrestha says

    Follow up on Kaymu in Nepal
    “Kaymu Nepal working ‘illegally’ as trade agent”

    Kaymu Nepal Private Limited, a company established with foreign investment amounting to Rs 20 million, is allowed to engage only in software and website development, but it has been operating as an online marketplace and providing the services of a trade agent.

    Department of Industry (DoI) on August 1, 2014 allowed the company to bring in investment worth Rs 20 million, with a capacity for 300 software and 800 website developments annually. But the company´s website says kaymu.com.np is an online shopping site. According to DoI´s website, the company has a commitment to provide jobs for 30 people. The company was established by BAMBINO 50 VV UG & CO, a German-based e-commerce company with a network extending to 32 countries.

    The company has been operating as a trade agent connecting buyers and sellers through its online platform. According to the Industrial Enterprise Act, trading is not categorized as an industry, while according to the Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act, foreign investment is only permitted in industries. Therefore, the business of connecting buyers and sellers as a sales agent is not what foreign investors are permitted to do.

    An official at DoI said that kaymu.com.np is operating as a trade agent, which is illegal. Its involvement in the trading business has also raised eyebrows at the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. An FNCCI executive requesting not to be named asked why government authorities allowed them to operate as a trading agent, in contravention of the norms of bringing in foreign investment. “Foreign investment is only allowed in sectors which can create jobs and contribute to the national economy,” added the source.

    Asked about the trading operations other than what was allowed by DoI, Director General of DoI Maheshwor Neupane said foreigners are not allowed to trade and they will take stock to see if the company in question has been operating for different purposes.

    Sources also disclosed that the company´s officials had in the beginning approached DoI for running an online trading business but they were turned down. Later, they chose to register as a software and website development company, to secure permission. It is also learned that DoI has written a special condition into the permission letter issued to the company, stating that it is not allowed to engage in any online marketing and network business. The company has been promoting various goods such as gadgets, clothing items and furniture among others, and running an aggressive marketing campaign through Nepal-specific Google advertisements.

    An excerpt of the company´s website reads, “With Kaymu, online shopping in Nepal is secure. Kaymu.com.np makes sure that it has the best deals and promotions lined up for you so you can shop to your heart´s content without any worry. Be it a t-shirt or a watch, shop knowing that kaymu.com.np gives you the best prices available.”

    According to its website, Kaymu´s online e-commerce business was launched in December 2012 by Africa Internet Group, an e-commerce pioneer in Africa, and it is backed by Millicom, MTN, RI and Ooredoo. The company has spread to over 32 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe, with new countries being launched every month.

    Country Director of Kaymu Nepal Private Limited, Rajiv Amatya, denied working as a trade agent.

    The company´s lawyer, Anjan Neupane, said over the phone, “Nepal´s law allows any business related to computer software.” He further said, “Kamyu is not itself involved in trading and it only places information on the goods of others and promotes the trading of such goods through its website.” –

    News published at http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=92160 on February 14, 2015

  2. Anuj Thapa says

    Whatever Kaymu is creating a revolution of online shopping in the country.

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