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Online retailers record big sales for Idul Fitri

Several e-commerce platforms have reported significant revenues from sales prior to the Idul Fitri holiday this year. recorded a two-fold increase in sales in June compared to sales in July last year said CEO Kusumo Martanto.

a�?This yeara��s Idul Fitri sales increased 200 percent compared to the same season last year,a�? Kusumo said as quoted by on Friday.

Best sellers on included Muslim attire, beauty products, food and beverage products, automotive parts, gadgets and small household appliances, Kusumo added.

Blibli.coma��s special offers such as Idul Fitri packages and free express shipment contributed to the boom.

Meanwhile,, an e-commerce platform owned by state telecommunications firm PT Telkom, recorded a 78 percent increase in sales during the Idul Fitri holiday.

a�?In March, we underwent a huge change, including in our logo and tagline,a�? said spokesperson Rieka Handayani about Blanja.coma��s business strategy to prepare for Idul Fitri sales.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian Retailers Association noted that this yeara��s entire Idul Fitri retail sales only went up by 5 to 6 percent from the figures recorded during earlier months. (dea/bbn)

Source: The Jakarta Post