As we know India Govt. announced a complete lockdown of 21 days for the first term and for the second tern this has been extended to May 3rd. But amid the crisis situation the essential items are getting out of the stock from the market, which has forced govt. to resume the services of essential items.
So, All e-commerce stores including Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Mall, and Snapdeal will start selling non-essential items. Along with the industries which produce essential items will also be in line with production.
The statement issued by the government says, “Digital economy is critical to the services sector and is important for national growth. Accordingly, e-commerce operations, operations of IT and IT-enabled services, data and call centers for Government activities, and online teaching and distance learning are all permitted activities now.”
The lockdown has severely affected India’s economy and the report says that e-commerce companies have lost their billions. The affiliate partners which are associated with these e-commerce companies have also lost fortune.
Ecommerce companies have started taking orders but don’t expect speedy delivery because they are busy clearing the pile of pending orders which was made during and before lockdown.
Flipkart has already started working with sellers to prepare them for safe packaging and delivery. The same goes for Amazon. These companies will have to ensure that their operations don’t expose customers or delivery partner to COVID-19 infection.
The new relaxation will let people order items such as clothes, electronics, mobile phones and other items they couldn’t order during lockdown to date.