Traders relief in Eid market as COVID now under control
Published: 17:33 6 April 2022
Gausia Market in the New Market area; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
With the Eid of Ramadan looming, the number of shoppers in the shopping malls and markets in the capital has started increasing. This year, the traders are relieved that the coronavirus situation is under control. The traders want to make up for the loss of business, which they faced for the last two years due to the horrible outbreak of COVID.
Talking to traders and market vendors, it has been learned that this time the sale will be better as there are not many outbreaks of Covid-19 on Eid. If the sales are good, it will be possible to make up for the loss of the last two years. However, the sale has not started yet. Besides, the buyers’ gathering is also less. Traders are hoping that sales will be better at the end of Ramadan.
Visiting the various markets and shopping malls in the capital, it was seen that all the shops have been decorated with new collections by the traders – which has attracted buyers. Even though there is not much crowd of buyers as it is the beginning of Ramadan, their presence in the market is not less.
Tamiz, a salesman at Gausia Market in the New Market area in the capital, said, “This time, new collections are coming to our showroom on the occasion of Ramadan. But the sale did not start here. Most of the buyers have come to see, a few are buying. However, some children’s clothes are being sold.
Alauddin, a shopkeeper at Bangabandhu Market, said there were not many sales centered around Eid, but the buyer’s presence is good. At present, girls’ clothes are being sold a little more. Since there is no COVID this year, we hope there will be no problem in selling. I hope the Eid market will get its momentum this time.
Afzal Hossain, a salesman of Greatwall Shopping Center in the Sadarghat area in the capital, said the store is full of “Eid collections”. However, the sale has not started yet. Sometimes one or two customers just came and look the products, again some bought. However, as there is no COVID this year, we hope that after 15 days of Ramadan, the Eid sales will be looming.
“I came to buy some clothes on the occasion of Eid,” said Jasmin, a buyer in the capital’s New Market. “But the price is much higher. There is still a long way to go before Eid. As a result, the shopkeepers are not reducing the price.”