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E-Commerce Still Facing Delivery Challenges Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

E-Commerce Still Facing Delivery Challenges Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Delivery of essential items via e-commerce continued to face challenges on the second day of the 21-day lockdown, with the industry urging government for uniform classification of essential items across various states. While the government has allowed delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment through e-commerce, …

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Gurugram Police Directs Officers to Allow E-Commerce Deliveries, Delhi Police Also in Talks With E-Retailers

Gurugram Police Directs Officers to Allow E-Commerce Deliveries, Delhi Police Also in Talks With E-Retailers

The Gurugram Police has announced that it had allowed the delivery operations of various online services amid the nationwide lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to limit the coronavirus outbreak. The list of services that have been allowed include Amazon, Big Basket, Dunzo, Flipkart, Grofers, Swiggy, and Zomato among …

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Coronavirus: E-Commerce Firms Face Disruption as India Locks Down

Coronavirus: E-Commerce Firms Face Disruption as India Locks Down

E-commerce and online groceries faced disruption to their warehouse and delivery operations in India on Monday as dozens of cities including New Delhi went into a lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus, industry executives said. At least 75 districts across India were under lockdown to tackle the coronavirus that …

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Coronavirus: Amazon, Flipkart in War Mode as Demand Swells in India

Coronavirus: Amazon, Flipkart in War Mode as Demand Swells in India

With malls, shops, commercial establishments and retail stores being shut amid growing new coronavirus scare in India, leading e-retailers like Amazon and Flipkart have announced drastic measures to keep the orders moving albeit slowly as panic buying continues. According to Amazon, as COVID-19 has spread, it has seen an increase …

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Government Said to Plan E-Commerce Regulator, Tighter Controls Under New Policy

Government Said to Plan E-Commerce Regulator, Tighter Controls Under New Policy

India wants to set up an e-commerce regulator and force companies such as Amazon to swiftly turn over information sought by authorities as part of a new policy being drafted, two sources familiar with the plan told Reuters. The new policy will be India’s latest effort to tighten control over …

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Amazon, Flipkart Push Back Against Proposed 1 Percent Tax on Online Sellers

Amazon, Flipkart Push Back Against Proposed 1 Percent Tax on Online Sellers

Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart are among online retailers demanding that India scale back a proposed tax on third-party sellers on their platforms, saying the burden of compliance will hurt the fledgling industry, according to a document seen by Reuters. The online retail industry is braced for a possible one percent …

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