Chaldal, the largest online grocery startup in Bangladesh, announced that it has obtained digital business identification (DBID) certificate as the first ecommerce company. In an announcement on its social media page, the company writes:
“We are happy, proud, and honored that Chaldal has been awarded the 1st DBID/UBID in Bangladesh by the Ministry of Commerce. Now Chaldal is safer than ever with full recognition of compliance from the Government of Bangladesh. Our sincere thanks to everyone from the Ministry of Commerce, ICT Division, a2i, and e-CAB for their restless work to make the e-commerce industry safer for customers and suppliers.”
After months of work, the commerce ministry today launched the digital business identification (DBID) for the ecommerce companies with a goal to control irregularities in the sector. Every ecommerce company will now have to obtain the DBID/UBID for doing business. A mobile app has also been launched for DBID registration. Some 11 companies were given the DBID certificates at the launch.
Chaldal has been expanding rapidly into new verticals, cities, and categories of late. The company says it plans to expand to 15 cities in the coming months. The company has also been investing heavily in ensuring timely delivery and service quality. Its eagerness to obtain a DBID certificate indicates the company aims to comply with the regulatory requirements as well as use it to prove its willingness to serve customers well as it pushes for accelerated growth.