ISLAMABAD: With Eid-ul-Azha just around the corner, the buying of sacrificial animals through internet has started picking momentum in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The trend of purchasing animals online is facilitating those people who do not have time to make a trip to the market to select the sacrificial animal of their choice. Customers can find the animals of their choice, order it online and get it delivered right at their doorstep.
A majority of the privileged class are relying on online Goat Markers to place orders this time for sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha eliminating the hassle of physically visiting the marketplace and tension of haggling over prices.
On the other hand, the traditional sacrificial animal dealers are desperately waiting for the middle class customers in the makeshift markets as the influx of new trends and extra ordinary high rates of sacrificial animals disappointed the potential customers.
The online Goat Markets are providing photo, video, voices and other descriptions including types and prices of the goats and other sacrificial animals on the internet which are helping the customers to make their choice.
Muhammad Amir Raza, a resident who purchased two goats from the online goat market, told that the trend of online buying of animals on Eid had became popular on the ground that customers who buy Bakras or cows through a website could get the facility of paying price of animals by weight criteria.
“While in the traditional Bakra markets the customers are seen haggling over the prices of the sacrificial animals as the animal dealers demanding ten times higher prices of the sacrificial animals,” he Added.
A website Online Qurbani dealing in the sale and supply of sacrificial animal says: “You can purchase Online Bakra in two Different ways.
Either you can select your required Bakra from our image gallery or by telling us the weight of Bakra you want, and charges are with the ratio of Rupees per Kg”.
Similarly, in order to facilitate the customers, the websites are also offering Online Kasai (Butcher) to their valuable customers on Eid-ul-Adha and this service is only for customers.
In the online gallery the animals’ details like weight, teeth, age, photo, price and its “name” are given separately to help a customer choose the animal of his choice.
The animals’ price may be a little higher than the markets but it is compensated by free delivery and per weight pricing that makes the deal and the buying decision quite easy.
The citizens say that they prefer to pay a little more charges than haggling over the prices with cattle dealers Rana Tahir a resident of F-6/1, told that on last Eid-ul-Azha, he purchased a goat through a website and it was good experience for him and he would buy goat only from the website on this Eid If the animals are not the same as shown on the website the buyers have the option to cancel the purchase deal and this is the reason that the websites had won the trust of the customers.