Due to the atrocious condition caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, it resulted in the implementation of lockdown and banning of e-commerce companies from shipping the orders consisting of non-essential commodities. But now the companies can ship their products throughout the country irrespective of which zone they belong. The services are allowed in red, orange, green, or buffer zone, the only exception, in this case, is the containment zone.
The Union Minister for Home Affairs has made new announcements concerning Lockdown 4.0. These announcements have come out to be a gasp of relief in the Lockdown 4.0 for e-commerce as now e-commerce sites like Amazon, Flipkart can ship both essential and non-essential products throughout the country except for the containment zones as earlier mentioned.
What are the Steps Taken by Amazon
Amazon has recently announced that now it will accept orders for all sorts of goods across the country. The company is also providing ‘Pay on Delivery’ over orders in most of the locations. The company even said that looking at the seriousness of the situation, they’ll take some precautionary measures – like social distancing, while delivering the order to our doorstep. For more information, you can visit either Amazon’s app or website. But if you belong to a location where only the essential order option is available, then you can make prepaid payments only.
After Amazon coming back to the game, there are expectations that its rival Flipkart will also resume its services. But there’s no official confirmation from the company’s end. Though, there are speculations that once the Delhi government releases its guideline for Lockdown 4.0 the company will make a detailed announcement on its decision.
Although the Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed shipping within all zones, the ministry has allowed to let the center and states take the final decision depending on the situation. The e-commerce industry is sanguine about the annul of the restriction, and they are confident about things to be under control from their end.