According to the new guidelines of Lockdown 4.0, e-commerce can begin its services in all three zones. Earlier, Platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal only delivered essential items. But now ,they are set to resume delivery of non-essential items too.
Also, there is no relaxation in the containment zones.
Now you can get delivery of Phones ,Laptops, Mobiles and many other electronic items.
Snapdeal and Paytm Mall have already shared their statements. Amazon and Flipkart are yet to say anything.
Srinivas Mothey, Senior Vice President, Paytm Mall said,
“We thank the government for taking the decision for allowing the delivery of non-essentials in red zones across the country. This move will help us deliver to most of the metro cities which presently fall in the red zones.
We have received a sizeable number of consumer electronics wishlist orders from metro cities. People have been waiting to buy laptops, mobile phones. As well as other daily use items for the last several weeks now.
The government’s decision will also help in opening up supplies of consumer electronics from warehouses which are in the red zones.
We have already had discussions with our merchant and logistics partners. And will start taking orders and delivering from Monday itself.
We are ensuring that all state and central guidelines are followed to operate in the red zones.In the coming week, we hope for more relaxations in the interstate movement of non-essential goods so that e-commerce activity scales up,”.
Amazon and Flipkart are not accepting orders in Delhi for non-essential items. The MHA’s latest guidelines stating that the states will take a final call about the businesses that it wants to open in its cities.
A Snapdeal spokesperson said in a statement,
“We welcome the guidelines announced by the MHA, which pave the way for a broader resumption of economic activities across most parts of India.
E-Commerce has played a crucial role in the last two months. By delivering a range of much-needed goods to consumers – within the safety of their homes.
Our sellers and delivery partners have worked extensively to meet these requirements. While exercising strict safety measures and we applaud their commitment in rising to the occasion.
At Snapdeal, we are ready and equipped to now start serving customers all across India – in red, green and orange zones. By providing them access to the entire selection of millions of products.
This is also the moment that will enable lakhs of medium and small online sellers to start rebuilding their businesses. They serve the needs of users in cities and towns across India, “.
Earlier, the e commerce platform delivered in only Orange and Green zones.