Iran's online business can promote other sectors

Business Materials 16 March 2020 12:53 (UTC +04:00)
Iran's online business can promote other sectors

TEHRAN, Iran, March 16


Iran's online markets can help the businesses that have suffered from economic recession caused by coronavirus, said Iran E-Commerce Union's spokesman.

Reza Olfatnasab has discussed the latest e-business situation in the country amid coronavirus spread in an interview with Trend.

"After the coronavirus spread, local media outlets advised people to remain indoors to prevent the transmission of disease; therefore, sale of goods at shops has become limited," the spokesman said.

"Online businesses including online supermarkets also are under pressure, as the sharp decline in tourism industry, food and restaurant sector affected them businesses," he said. "However, if the situation continues, most people naturally will turn online shopping."

"The union seeks to find a solution to expand business in all fields. Meetings were held to activate activities of the online market. In this regard, we designed websites so manufacturing stores can find customers and sell their products online," Olfatnasab added.

"In these online markets, individuals can build their shops and provide services free of charge or with a small membership fee," he said.

"For example, around 30,000 businesses are active on Digikala online shopping website and can easily promote and sell their products, and Esam website operates for online trade of digital products," the official added.

"If an individual wants to promote his business, he can easily use Divar or Sheypoor websites for sale of new and used products," he said.