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Bangladesh's First B2B Marketplace for Small Retailers Chowkbazar.com Launches

Despite the huge growth in internet penetration in Bangladesh over the past decades, approximately 4 to 5 million small retailers (dokandar) holds more than 98% of all Bangladesh retail  and trade market, which directly connect 180+ million population of Bangladesh.In the decades-old traditional systems, every week, these retailers buy 35% of their shop essentials: talking to 50-60  different single branded salespeople for placing orders. For the rest of the 65 % of their shop essentials: they need to close their shop and invest time in traveling to the wholesale market, negotiate, buy, and then manage logistics to bring products to their shops. Otherwise, they need to buy from the brokers, who provide them this service, with an undisclosed premium of   20-50%.chowkbazar.com, an online wholesale marketplace for small retailers, launches in Dhaka with an ambition to solve these problems for small retailers. Small retailers can buy all of their business goods from chowkbazar.com without leaving their shops. Likewise traditional wholesale market, a small shop owner can search for his desired products, price, quantity with different brands and sellers, even he can find the prices of a single product offered by many different sellers, which ultimately give him a scope to buy the best product with least possible wholesale price in Bangladesh. Normally the majority of the small shop owners aren’t tech-savvy. To make them comfortable with the online buying phenomenon as well as placing orders on regular basis, chowkbazar.com has route-wise dedicated sales executives who visit the small retailers weekly to check their stocks and help them place orders. Once you place an order, it is then forwarded to the sellers, Chowkbazar’s delivery person then picks up the package from sellers and delivers it to the small shop owners. From placing an order to delivery, the whole process takes 6-48 hours.   The most important benefit the small retailers getting from chowkbazar.com is that: they can directly purchase the products from the manufacturers, importers, which eliminate the middleman i.e dealer, distributor, brokers, etc. and can save 5-50% of their procurement cost. To avail, chowkbazar.com charges a delivery fee of 0-10 taka (depending on products) per kilogram as a delivery cost, which is the current main revenue stream of chowkbazar.com. Currently, chowkbazar.com is available only in Dhaka and covers mobile phone, mobile accessories, electrical, lighting, hand tools and a number of verticals. The company, however, gradually plans to get into medicine and grocery as well as expand its services across the country.

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Make money online from Youtube and Facebook

Some content creators in Bangladesh are earning lakhs of BDT a month from YouTube and Facebook. Many young people in Bangladesh are now professionally creating content for YouTube and Facebook. These videos are being watched countless times.Rasheduzzaman Rakib is a popular YouTuber in Bangladesh. The number of subscribers to his RNA channel on YouTube in three years is around seven lakh. He made funny videos on various topics of the film.And Mashroor Inan, also known as Keto Bhai, has got around two and a half lakh subscribers in one year. Here's how to make money from YouTube and Facebook:Creating a channel: In case of YouTube, you have to create a channel first. Channels can be created by logging into YouTube using Gmail.You need to create your own page on Facebook, where your content will be displayed.You must be at least 18 years of age or older to do this.Content sorting and creation:YouTuber Rasheduzzaman Rakib says that when choosing content, one should consider that it is something exceptional, different. Because now countless people are creating content on YouTube and Facebook, there is a lot of competition.People may not be interested unless there is something exceptional. '' You have to upload content regularly, you have to be consistent. The target should be to upload at least one video per week. " For this, such as educational pages, various information about technology, funny videos, videos about games, children's toys, food and drink, book or movie reviews, etc. can be created.The videos have to be clear, the sound can be heard well, the editing work has to be good. Along with the title, the use of various words must be right. However, YouTube or Facebook, whatever medium the content is created for, cannot be copyrighted by anyone else.

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Gmail accounts that will be closed in 2021

In 2021, users are facing several new rules of Google. These include taking advantage of free photos on Google Photos, and even shutting down inactive accounts.Under the new policy, all accounts that have been inactive for more than two years will be completely deleted. This rule is going to be effective from June 1 next year.However, before this rule comes into force, Google will send a warning to every account holder via e-mail.Google recently announced that users will no longer be able to use Google Photos for free. Account holders who have not used Gmail, Google Drive, Documents, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Jamboard Files for more than two years will have their accounts deleted.However, inactive account holders have been assured by the tech giant to deliver all important information about their accounts to trusted contacts. If the user's account is inactive for a period of 3 to 18 months.However, users have nothing to worry about. All you can do now is connect to your mobile, laptop or desktop net and log in to Gmail regularly. If possible, delete unnecessary media and files. This will create space in your account. And it will be active regularly. As a result, the account can be saved from being deleted.

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How to apply for a freelancer ID in Bangladesh

The government will provide a known card or freelancing ID card for freelancers. According to the government's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, the freelancing card can be used as proof of employment, earnings or skills. This card will make things easier for freelancers such as banking or visa application, home or office rent and even children's school admission. About 6 lakh freelancers of the country will get the opportunity to get identity cards.On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Freelancer ID. Virtually attended the main event held at the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) auditorium in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar via video conference from his official residence Ganobhaban.Speaking on the occasion, the State Minister for Information Technology said, "Although many people know about freelancing, freelancers have been having problems with their identity for so long." This problem is going to be solved through the familiar card issued by the Bangladesh government. He requested the Prime Minister to bring PayPal service to the country demanding freelancers.Freelancing is said to be about that ID card, a web portal has been created for issuing freelancer ID card, from which freelancers can collect ID card after completing the registration. This will help the freelancers to get social loans as well as bank loans. To get a freelancer ID card, you need to register through the website. You have to register on the site and give information. Detailed information can be found in the 'Learn More' section. You can click on the 'Apply Now' section to apply.

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Facebook case in the name of the owner facebook.com.bd

Facebook.com has filed a lawsuit against a man named SK Shamsul Alam for allocating a domain name from Facebook.com.bd seeking compensation of US 50,000 (Tk 44 lakh).On Sunday (November 22), Facebook-appointed lawyer SM Ariful Islam filed the case in the Dhaka District Judge's Court. Case number - 41/2020. The court fee will be submitted on December 1.Ariful Islam said, after the matter came to his notice, my senior gave notice to BTCL and the concerned organization to stop it. But they haven't closed the domain yet. Instead, the person advertised the domain for sale. The domain is priced at US 8 million.He said that Facebook has sent legal notices to the website more than once. But Facebook has filed a case for not stopping it. The lawsuit seeks a permanent ban on the domain, as well as $ 50,000 in damages.

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Bangladesh is the second largest in the world in the freelancing industry - Palak

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak has said that the youth of Bangladesh is being made efficient by making maximum use of the potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The state minister for ICT said this while highlighting the youth development plan suitable for the fourth industrial revolution.State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak addressed the Global Young Leader Summit 2020 online as a keynote speaker on Wednesday (November 18th).At the same time, he said, "Bangladesh's youth society is being made efficient by making maximum use of its potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution." ICT has been made compulsory in secondary and higher secondary schools to create technology based skilled human resources. In addition, advanced digital labs are being set up in various educational institutions. ’The State Minister for ICT said, "The government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has various plans including construction of 64 Sheikh Kamal IT Incubation Centers, Schools of Future and 13,000 Sheikh Russell Digital Labs in educational institutions across the country." These activities are playing a significant role in human resource development. There are more than six lakh freelancers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is the second largest in the world in the freelancing industry. ’He said that despite the corona virus epidemic, the country's economy has been kept afloat by using digital technology to achieve 5.2 percent GDP growth in June this year. He also opined that the GDP of Bangladesh will increase from 348 billion US dollars to 600 billion US dollars by 2030 through the implementation of Digital Bangladesh Vision.Junaid Ahmed Palak said that even during the epidemic, the ICT department provided training to about 50,000 youths and women using digital technology. Our main goal is to make Bangladesh the 27th largest economy by 2030 and a knowledge-based economy and high-income country by 2041 with a per capita income of US 12,000. ’

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PayPal XOOM Connectivity Launch Speech of Mr Sajeeb Wazed

Honorable ICT Affairs Adviser to the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr Sajeeb Wazed addressing at the "PayPal+Xoom Connectivity Launch in Bangladesh & Freelancers' Conference Inauguration Ceremony...

PayPal XOOM Connectivity Launch

Honorable State Minister for ICT Division, Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak addressing at the "PayPal+Xoom Connectivity Launch in Bangladesh & Freelancers' Conference Inauguration Ceremony"


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