Just a few months back we informed you about websites like OLX selling domestic animals online
. It now seems that the unusual trend is picked up by eCommerce websites like eBay and Amazon as well.
Besides selling, everything from shampoo to televisions online, these sites now appear to be selling “100 per cent Pure Cow Dung Cakes” for their customers.
To attract more customers and ward off competition, the sites are giving discounts with price ranging anywhere from Rs 24 to Rs 500 on Amazon.in, and Rs 99 to Rs 480 on Ebay.in.
While many ads does clarify that these dung cakes are “used for puja and hawan”, claims like ‘these cow dung cakes are molded by bare hands’ may seem hilarious to many shoppers.
While the thought of buying cow dung cakes online might not occur to many of us, according to a report in India Today, the demand for them is huge.
The report claims that the ‘organic cow dung cakes’ are flooding the online marketplace and besides Amazon India and eBay, players like Shopclues
are in the market too.
In addition to offering attractive offers and discounts to customers, these online sites are also offering gift-wrapping options.
What’s more interesting is the information that you may find in the product description
, which says, “Cow Dung Cake is mix of cow dung with hay, flattened out and dried for use.”
Information about ‘product’ quality, colour, weight, volume and total number of pieces in a packet have also been mentioned for the convenience of the costumers besides informing them how it is to be used.
In the question-answers section, it has also been explained that it does not require any preservatives and can be stored without preservatives for almost a year.
While the demand for cow dung cakes is said to be high, the review section of the products definitely seemed to provide a lot of humour: