Walton E-Plaza, a sister concern of the country’s electronics giant Walton Group, kicked off its journey across the country aimed at further expediting its e-commerce business as well as bringing its world-class wide ranges of high-tech products at people’s doorsteps.
Initially, two Walton e-plaza stores are set up, one at Mirpur Mazar Road in the capital and another at Chandra in Gazipur district, on Sunday (November 27, 2016). Through setting up these stores, the activities of Walton e-plaza, a system of e-commerce business of the local company, are formally launched across the country. By the end of this year, Walton e-plaza stores, which are being treated as the company’s warehouses and delivery points for the products of online purchase, will be set up in all district towns.
From now, the customers of Walton e-plaza can pay off their product’s purchase bills sitting at home through VISA or MASTER card and WALLETMIX mobile banking instead of carrying cash. Walton e-plaza also offered its customers maximum 5 percent cash discount and conditional free home delivery facilities.
In November last year, Walton has launched the experimental operation of its e-commerce site, which was inaugurated by Sate Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak at Walton Hi-Tech Industries at Chandra in Gazipur. Since then, the sales of Walton products have been in an upward trend. In addition, Walton e-commerce site turned into one of the leading e-commerce sites in Bangladesh in terms of sales amount. Earlier, the local brand delivered the products of its online sales to the desired customers from its nationwide Walton Plazas. But now, the online sales’ products will be delivered from its e-plaza stores.
Dwelling on the opening of Walton e-plaza, Walton Group Assistant Director and also the in-charge of e-plaza said, they are selling out their wide ranges of products through online from the beginning of the current year. Now, the local brand opened a new version of its e-commerce business through launching Walton e-plaza with an endeavour of further expediting its online business and delivering its high-tech products more easily and swiftly to the end users, he said. This is a conducive initiative by Walton towards building a ‘Digital Bangladesh,’ he noted.
From the very beginning of next year 2017, the customers of all over the country can fully enjoy the new facility, he hoped.
Walton Group First Senior Additional Director (IT) Md Liakat Ali said, “We are strongly committed to bring the advanced technology based electronics products at customers’ doorsteps.
Now, customers across the country, specially the remote areas’ people, can easily purchase Walton products using our Walton e-plaza, he added.
The launching of Walton e-plaza also paved the way for the Non-Resident Bangladeshis to buy the local brand’s products through online orders from overseas places, he added.
According to Walton authorities, the local brand will also add its international markets to its e-commerce process. In addition, Walton Service Management System will also be brought under online operation very soon. The local brand has emphasized the online based operations mainly considering several aspects, including expanding its market to large extents at home and abroad, bright prospects of e-commerce business and ensuring swift post sales services.
Shihan Mahmud, assistant general manager of (IT Department) of Walton Group, said attractive promotional cash discount, which is up to 5 percent, and conditional free home delivery facility are offered on purchasing its more than 400 models of products through e-plaza.
For buying products through e-commerce, the customers have to browse www.waltonbd.com, he said adding, they will get help option in the side of every products, from which they can know how to purchase products through e-plaza.
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