Amazon India and Flipkart have asked its government India permission to sell non-basic products during lockdown, emphasizing the fact that people need them in the middle Coronavirus. E-commerce companies have promised to deliver these non-core products safely, adhering to social distancing measures. The sale of non-essential items has been banned platforms e-commerce since the lockdown was announced. In particular, Amazon India said in a statement NDTV the following: “Allow to e-commerce to play its role in the common fight against pandemic ”. E-commerce offers the safest way for retailers to meet the needs of citizens while ensuring social distance. We are committed to keeping our citizens safe and encouraging government to allow e-commerce to play its role in the common fight against pandemic, allowing the supply of all the goods that people need during this period ”. The company said that selling all these goods would help hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses businesses to survive.
Flipkart said in a statement that e-commerce can help reduce the weight of accumulated stocks in small and medium-sized enterprises and help deliver these products to consumers in a safe way, while following the required measures. security.
At present, only basic goods such as food, medical equipment and medicines. There was also a discussion about expanding the list of key items to include other items, such as cell phones phones, but the government did not agree to this and continued to ban the disposal of all unnecessary items. The Union's interior ministry said the sale by e-commerce companies would still be allowed only for basic products. At the same time, it is allowed to reopen all stores located in residential areas, with the exception of commercial department stores. Most e-commerce companies are faced with many disruptions services and businesses since the lockdown was officially announced, which is said to be in effect until May 3.