The trend of purchasing sacrificial animals online has gained momentum in the last few years, as it makes life easier for people who do not have time to make a trip to the market to select the sacrificial animal of their choice. And such services offers shoppers to get doorstep delivery of the animals of their choice.
The growth in online shopping has been a blow for traditional sacrificial animal dealers, who have regularly complained about lower demand at makeshift markets as the influx of new trends and high prices for sacrificial animals scare away potential customers.
Online goat sellers upload videos and photos alongside descriptions of the animals including types and prices of goats and comparable animals to help customers chose.
The new trend of online buying of animals on Eid had become popular as customers who buy goats or cows through a website can get the facility of paying for animals by weight.
Details of the animals’ weight, teeth, age, photo, price and the name are given separately to help a customer choose the animal of his choice. The animals’ price may be a little higher than the traditional market, but the difference is usually absorbed by offers of free delivery.
And buyers don’t mind paying a little extra if they are satisfied with the animals. They added that the websites offer return policies in case the animals are not the same as shown online which also wins consumer trust.