INTRO: The Indian government had implemented a lockdown in response to the Coronavirus pandemic back in late March. The lockdown effectively banned e-commerce companies from shipping orders for goods that were not ‘essential’. But now the e-commerce companies after the new guidelines and rules from lockdown 4.0 now they can now ship all goods in all zones in the country, except for containment zones.
Amazon Announced Accepting Orders on all Goods
As we already know that, due to the coronavirus situation, the lockdown was imposed all across the country which followed by restricting all the e-commerce companies not allowed to deliver any non-essential items. But after the new lockdown rules,
Now, Amazon has announced that it is accepting orders on all goods across the country. As long as you are not in a containment zone, you can order non-essentials from Amazon. Moreover, the company is also accepting ‘Pay on Delivery’ in most of these locations.
Maintaining Social Distancing & Pay On delivery Orders
The company has also announced some recommended measures to ensure social distancing for Pay on Delivery orders. You can read all of these measures here. However, if you are in a location where the company is only accepting ‘essential’ orders, then you will only be able to make just prepaid payments on it.
Amazon’s biggest rival in India, which is Flipkart, is also expected to begin accepting all orders in the country very soon. However, as of this writing, the company has not announced related to that and when it will start accepting orders on non-essential items.
Soon the Delhi government is also going to release the guidelines for Lockdown 4.0 today. Once these guidelines are out to all of us, we can also expect Flipkart and Amazon to offer some more details for order deliveries for all essential or non-essential goods.