As lockdown 3.zero comes into motion starting May Four midnight, e-commerce platforms akin to Amazon, Flipkart begin accepting orders for non-essential merchandise. At the time of asserting the lockdown 3.zero pointers final week, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) clarified that e-commerce platforms will be capable to promote important in addition to non-essential merchandise beginning May 4. But the catch right here is, not everybody will be capable to order these non-essential gadgets.
The supply of non-essential merchandise might be restricted to the Green and Orange zones solely. Consumers who belong to the Red zone can solely order important merchandise like earlier.
Amid the coronavirus lockdown, the federal government of India has divided the nation into three zones — Red, Orange, and Green — for higher understanding of which areas are harmful and which of them are protected. Starting immediately, all areas listed beneath the Green and Orange zone could have some rest. One of them is ordering non-essential gadgets.
Starting midnight of May 4, Amazon and Flipkart and different e-commerce platforms have began accepting orders for non-essential merchandise. After an extended halt, smartphones are lastly obtainable for pre-booking however for customers residing within the Red zone the telephones present “not delivered”.
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Notably, metropolitan cities together with Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Ahmedabad have been designated as pink zones. Check the total record of Red zones right here.
E-commerce giants are taking extra security measures to ship merchandise whether or not important or non-essential. The firms have revealed that the supply brokers have been skilled to deal with the package deal preserving in thoughts all the security pointers. Similar to meals and grocery supply platforms e-commerce giants are additionally offering the choice for contact-less supply whereby clients could have the selection to ask the supply agent to depart the order outdoors the door.
“Our foremost priority is to ensure the safety of our customers, employees and partners and we will continue to join efforts to fight against the pandemic by serving people in the safety of their homes with products they need and help in social distancing efforts to keep India safe,” Amazon spokesperson mentioned.
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Commenting on the brand new pointers Amazon famous that they are going to preserve the sanctity of the brand new pointers across the pink zones and urge the federal government to think about the “positive role e-commerce can play to get customers all priority products they need in the red zones as well, enabling a stronger economic support for the small businesses while prioritising safety.”
Currently, there are not any phrases on when non-essential merchandise might be obtainable to everybody together with individuals residing within the Red zone. The service is anticipated to renew solely after the lockdown formally lifts after two weeks.
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