Amazon and Flipkart have resumed smartphone deliveries in India beginning at the moment i.e May 4th. This comes after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) eased restrictions in the course of the third coronavirus lockdown within the nation. E-commerce platforms corresponding to Amazon and Flipkart can now take orders for non-essential merchandise corresponding to smartphones, TVs and laptops and may ship them in areas marked Green and Orange zones by the authorities. Deliveries of non-essential merchandise is not going to be allowed in Red zone areas corresponding to Delhi. The authorities has additionally allowed standalone retail shops to open in all zones in city areas, which implies some smartphone retail retailers will probably be allowed to open beginning at the moment.
On e-commerce platforms, you’ll now see the choice to buy smartphones and different electronics gadgets. However, deliveries will solely be allowed in restricted pin codes. If your pin code is in a Green or Orange zone, Amazon and Flipkart will assist you to place the order, though supply time could also be longer than ordinary as these providers will take a while to get again to regular. Notably, smartphone manufacturers like Vivo and Realme have additionally begun taking orders on-line for choose pin codes.
Over the previous few days, e-commerce platforms have seen a surge in client demand for non-essential merchandise. With providers resuming from at the moment, these corporations are prone to be overwhelmed by calls for. Moreover, a report by the Economic Times says that manufacturers and logistic companies are dealing with operational constraints with some warehouses being in purple zones that may damage pick-up timings, inter-city motion and so forth.