Allow sale of non-essentials: Flipkart & Amazon request government
April 27, 2020: The e-commerce giants, Flipkart and Amazon requested the Indian government to allow sale of non-essential goods throughout the country.
April 27, 2020: The e-commerce giants, Flipkart and Amazon requested the Indian government to allow sale of non-essential goods throughout the country. The online marketplaces also assured to follow standard operating procedures and ensure safety of both delivery personnel and customers.
It is worth noting that many seaports, airports, container freight stations, inland container deports have reported congestion since the lockdown has denied transportation of goods except that of essential in nature. The e-commerce companies feel that such an easing on no-essential goods will help start moving these goods from warehouses and ports to the Indian consumers.
Ensuring the movement of goods via e-commerce will also ease the expected surge in demand once the lockdown is lifted. Flipkart and Amazon also claim that e-commerce is the safest way to transport goods from sellers to customers.