As per report fresh orders, in other words, effectively staying away from the business during the lockdown period. The safety of their delivery staff and employees of other affiliated departments have influenced their decision to suspend their operations.Interestingly, the two online retailing majors developing a cold feet amid coronavirus fears, comes within hours of prime minister narendra Modi’s assurance that the ecommerce business can go on unhindered during the nationwide lockdown.
The news now would be received like a bolt from the blue by millions of households who may have been hoping to make the most of flipkart or amazon or any other online platforms to place their orders and get things delivered at their doorsteps. In fact, this seemed to be the only effective option left for the online buyers as the lockdown enforces a strict shutdown of all businesses except essential commodities.
All those looking to go for online purchases of gadgets, appliances, apparels and a host of other stuff are certain to feel crippled by the decisions of flipkart and Amazon. They can only grudgingly wait for the lockdown to end.Although prime minister modi, in his second address to the nation on tuesday said ecommerce platforms are allowed to provide essential goods and services during the 21-day lockdown, flipkart has decided to halt all orders from march 25 for all three supply chains grocery, non-large goods and large items.