Producers, wholesale centres and merchants are working to sell mangoes online in the upcoming season, according to U Kyaw Soe Naing, the Secretary of Myanmar Mango Market and Technology Development Association (Mandalay). “The new trend will develop if the producers guarantee the quality of the fruit on the online market,” he said. At present, 30 per cent of the mango market is getting into the online platform during the outbreak of COVID-19.
Some advantages of the online market include no brokerage fee or service charges between the consumer and the producer and possible direct payment between them. However, the consumers will have to mention the size of the fruit they want to purchase, and the sellers will need to ensure the quality of their product.—Min Htet Aung (Mann Sub-printing House) (Translated by Aung Khin)