Chaldal year in review

Families Served

We served the communities of Dhaka, Narayanganj and Cox’s Bazar.

9 New
Warehouses in 2020

Right now 18 warehouses are in action in 2 different cities.

3,000,000+ KMs
Distance Covered

Equivalent to 4 trips to the Moon and back.

Team Members

In 2020 we were the largest recruiter for Hi-Tech Park, Jessore.

Eggs Delivered

12,000,000+ KGs
Rice Delivered

1,200,000+ KGs
Lentil Delivered

1,100,000+ KGs
Onions Delivered

Dhaka Tech Summit 2020

23 January, 2020

The Dhaka tech summit brought all of the top level software engineers in Bangladesh under one roof to discuss the progress made and hurdles faced in the field of software engineering.

For the first time ever in Bangladesh, a conference entirely dedicated to software development, organised by the developers brought together hundreds of software programmers out of their den to meet, greet and share ideas.

Emrul Kayes Raceme
Director, Product

Chaldal Welcomes Mr. Mir Nasir Hossain as Board Member

January, 2020

A leading entrepreneur of the country, Mir Nasir Hossain, has a diverse range of business interests including construction, real estate, telecommunications, ICT, ceramic tiles manufacturing, banking, and insurance.

Chaldal Partnership with Pradhan Agro

1 January, 2020

A great way to start a brand new year, Team Chaldal visited Mohimaganj, Gaibandha to kick off a partnership with Pradhan Agro. Since then Pradhan Agro has been one of our key sources of rice.

Chaldal Becomes an Official Fan of Rajshahi Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)

17 January, 2020

Housing great names like Liton Das, Alok Kapali, Andre Russell, and Mohammad Irfan among many others, Rajhshahi Royals went on to win the championship for BPL in 2020.

Annual Employee Dinner

16 January, 2020

800+ Chaldal family members attended the fourth annual employee dinner at SKS Tower.

Launching of Gabtoli Warehouse

January, 2020

The hub of Chaldal Vegetable Network (CDVN), our Gabtoli warehouse processes all perishable produce every night to be shipped to the rest of our warehouses in the morning.

Jashore’s Largest Recruitment Drive

15 January, 2020

Over 1,500 applicants participated in the daylong recruitment event and around 200 candidates were shortlisted. We are very proud of our incredibly dynamic Jashore team; they are the ones who have made it possible for us to become the largest recruiter in Hi-Tech Park.

One Year Anniversary of Jashore Office

February, 2020

Chaldal celebrated its first anniversary of its Jashore Hi-Tech Park office with 400 of its family members from both Dhaka and Jashore.

The experience with the Jashore team since its inception has been amazing! The eagerness of the young employees, watching them grow, and witnessing how Chaldal as a company is touching their lives are things that inspire me to come back to them again & again.

Omer Sharif
Director of Growth

February, 2020

First Retail Shop at Cox’s Bazar

In conjunction with the World Food Programme, Chaldal introduced its first retail store in Cox's Bazar to serve 30,000 Rohingya families.

Pandemic Response Team Moved to Hotel

25 March, 2020

To serve our customers around the clock whilst still protecting our own family members, the pandemic response team was moved to Platinum Suites in Banani.

Chaldal Donations Project

March, 2020

৳3,500,000 worth groceries have been delivered via various donors to assist families in need of essentials during the COVID-19 lockdown. This project was the stepping stone for Chaldal’s disaster management response.

Wonderful to be a part of an initiative to help our countrymen during the 11th hour.

Jannatul Nayem Pinkey
Assistant Director (Marketing)

March, 2020

Partnership with Coca-Cola

Now you can open happiness through Chaldal and avail all the exciting offers from Coca-Cola.

Launch of Panthapath Warehouse

April, 2020

Panthapath was the first of five warehouses established during the pandemic to better serve our customers and cope with increasingly high order numbers.

April, 2020

Giving Back to the Community

Donate 220+ kilos of vegetables and fruits to slums around our warehouses.

Launch of Fakirbari Warehouse

April, 2020

Fakirbari warehouse serves big and important communities of Mirpur, Dhaka Cantonment and adjacent areas.

Alliance with Cookups

10 May, 2020

Cookups delivers home-cooked, made-to-order food from the finest cooks in the city, serving as an entrepreneurial platform for those who might otherwise not have had a steady source of income.

Cookups is adding a different dimension to our business which not only benefiting the ecosystem, but also creates new scopes to boost our revenue.

Tanveer Rashid
Director, Finance

Tejgaon Warehouse in Partnership with Ifad Group

13 May, 2020

Ifad Group graciously lent us their Tejgaon warehouse to help serve more customers during the pandemic.

June, 2020

Partnership with Marico

Chaldal signed on as direct distributor of Marico brands and products.

“Aam Nation” - Mango Madness

June, 2020

In collaboration with Prabriddhi, Chaldal sourced and sold 200,000+ KGs of mangoes from Shibganj - a feat never before attempted by any e-commerce platform.

Launch of Badda Warehouse

June, 2020

Badda is one of the most crucial parts of the city with a population of around 1.5 million. It’s expanding everyday with new opportunities.

GoGoBangla on the Go

July, 2020

Amidst all the headache of picking, storing, and shipping products for our partners, GoGoBangla still managed to hit the highest number of deliveries it ever made.

Although Covid-19 hit all businesses quite hard, we made a massive comeback after the lockdown. Highest orders achieved in GogoBangla history in the month of July.

Mahfujur Rahman Abid
Head of Operations, GGB

July, 2020

Stronger Ties with BEF

Waseem Alim was named a Director for the executive committee of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF).

“Know Your Rice” Activation

August, 2020

With the cooperation with of donor organizations, Chaldal is promoting rice from the southern belt of Bangladesh to help small-scale rice farmers and millers enter the e-commerce market while informing urban consumers of the types of rice available in the country.

There is fantastic produce available within Bangladesh and I am glad that I have the opportunity to lead a project that encourages buying local.

Nerissa Nashin
Assistant Director (Product/Initiatives)

Launch of Uttarkhan Warehouse

August, 2020

The fastest growing part of the city, a strategic position for Chaldal.

Pioneering Hexagon Map

September, 2020

An incredible effort to improve the logistical efficiency of deliveries across cities in developing countries.

Personal Development of Customer Representatives

September, 2020

To ensure 100% customer satisfaction, Chaldal has created a year round training programme on behaviour, manners, and etiquette development. Our lessons cover topics such as verbal communication and positive body language gestures.

Enhancing staff knowledge and skills with high-quality, accessible training and professional development opportunities has made us the leading e-commerce business in Bangladesh that we are today.

Shah Sagar
Head of Human Resources

Commencement of Onion Campaign In Partnership with TCB

September, 2020

Chaldal, with the help of Trade Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), undertook the challenge of combating soaring onion prices in the market by providing a reasonably priced substitute for a common household necessity that was becoming increasingly difficult to afford.

It was like a revolution to control the horrendous price hike of onions. All the members of the standing committee including myself didn’t want a repetition of 2019 and we successfully together with The Ministry of Commerce and TCB could control the price of onion.

Ishrat Jahan
Director, Legal and Compliance

Interview with Navidul Huq on Nagorik TV

3 September, 2020

Nagorik TV interviewed our founders, Waseem Alim and Zia Ashraf, to acknowledge their commendable efforts to serve consumers during a nationally trying time.

Launch of Mohammadpur Warehouse

September, 2020

Here to better serve a community of more than 3 million in one of the most historically and culturally rich parts of the city.

3rd Retail Shop at Cox’s Bazar

24 October, 2020

In affiliation with the World Food Program, Chaldal is working to feed 30,000 Rohingya families every month at Cox’s Bazar.

Being able to work with WFP on this massive humanitarian task to feed and provide nutrition for the Rohingya refugees has been incredibly fulfilling. I hope that we can continue undertaking such projects that encourage social inclusion of underprivileged communities in Bangladesh.

Nayef Ahmed Chowdhury
Executive Director

Partnership with Nestle

October, 2020

A much needed collaboration to support the high demand for nutritional baby food in urban areas.

Chaldal has signed as the first e-Distributor of Nestle Bangladesh Limited this year. While working on the partnership, we also received the license for dealing baby food as a distributor. After taking part in eight online meetings, and negotiating with their legal, finance, supply chain and marketing team for three months; we finally started working as partners from October, 2020.

Lusbun Uditi
Director, Corporate Relation

Warehouse Landscaping

October, 2020

To challenge the notion of the traditional, rather unkempt warehouse, as well as to create a more eco-friendly and enjoyable work environment for warehouse employees, our management team undertook the project of refurbishing our entire sourcing warehouse.

There should always be a balance between the chaotic and the beautiful.

Shovon Azad Shanto
Deputy Director, Operations

A Retrospective of Tech Initiatives in Response to Pandemic

October, 2020

To deal with the immense amount of orders, the engineering team was pressed particularly hard this year to provide backend support for faster services, new warehouses, and increased number of employees. Our tech team worked around the clock all across the globe to accommodate the demands of the ground team.

At times of crisis, we discover who we are. During the lockdowns, we discovered we were a team of fighters who stayed up through the night, every night, to serve our users.

Tejas Viswanath
Founder & CTO

Narayanganj Inauguration

29 November, 2020

Introduced full-fledged services outside of Dhaka for the first time via 2 new warehouses in Narayanganj.

This is the beginning of achieving our goal to have our footprints all across the country. More are coming in 2021.

Zia Ashraf
Founder & COO

9 November, 2020

e-Commerce Movers Award

Chaldal received the e-Commerce Movers Award from e-CAB for outstanding contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chaldal Management Conference at Jashore

7-9 November, 2020

The management team of Chaldal gathered at Jashore office to review the performances of 2020 and prepare the plan for 2021.

11 December, 2020

Chaldal was announced as the best e-commerce company of the year at Digital World 2020 for serving its customers loyally during the COVID-19 crisis.

Beyond my expectations! The year was a challenging one and we have performed very well as a team.

Waseem Alim
Founder & CEO

Chaldal Pay Signed MoU with Brac Bank

14 December, 2020

ChaldalPay signed a partnership agreement with BRAC Bank to provide digital payment and settlement services in an increasingly cashless society.

Chaldal Pay will open new possibilities for our customers and stakeholders. It will be opening doors to new horizons of service, making payments easier in the financial ecosystem.

Riaz Rahman Bony
Director, Product

Promoting Operation Sundarbans with RAB

24 December, 2020

In collaboration with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Chaldal will be supporting local filmmakers through the promotion of the upcoming wildlife action thriller, Operation Sundarbans.

31 December, 2020

Highest Number Of
Orders In a Day

A record-breaking number of orders received in a day from Dhaka and Narayanganj, a great way to end an incredibly challenging
but rewarding year.