Flipkart to re-open its online portal to deliver essential products
Category: #retail  By Pankaj Singh  Date: 2020-03-27
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Flipkart to re-open its online portal to deliver essential products

Flipkart, a renowned Indian e-commerce company, reportedly announced that it would be re-starting its online portal to deliver essential commodities across India. The company had closed down all its operations on Wednesday following the announcement of a nationwide lockdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to control growing spread of coronavirus.

The company started its delivery operations for essential commodities only after the state and federal government assured it a hassle-free supply chain and the safety of its employees that are out for delivery.

While speaking about the company’s partial resumption in services, Chief Executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy stated that the decision was taken after the assurances of safe passage for supplies and safety for delivery workers was given by respective authorities.

Krishnamurthy further added that the company is resuming its essential and grocery services. Flipkart also owns digital payments enterprise PhonePe and fashion portal Myntra.

Amazon, the main rival of Flipkart in India, recently stated that it was restricting its services solely to the sales and delivery of essential commodities. On Wednesday, Amazon’s Pantry grocery service was unavailable across many cities and orders placed for many other household or food items displayed delivery dates after the first week of April.

Medlife, a renowned medical service company, was also one of the companies that had to face product delivery issues after this national lockdown.

Speaking on this matter, Chief Executive of Medlife, Ananth Narayanan stated that one of the delivery workers of the company was unable to complete a delivery as the police tried to disperse people gathered in a neighborhood of New Delhi. Additionally, at least three delivery workers have been stopped from delivering products to consumers as well.

Leading online grocer BigBasket also stated that its services were also affected amid the coronavirus crisis. The company added that it was working with the regional authorities to obtain the permits and passes that are necessary to enable the movement of vehicles and personnel during lockdowns.

 

Source credit: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/flipkart-to-resume-e-commerce-sales-of-essential-products/story-Skzoze8XyTJrNuJ0q10nGJ.html



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