States are imposing lockdowns with the corona crisis once again gaming in the country. In view of this, consumers have begun to collect essential items, causing panic shopping everywhere in the market.
Customers stand in queue line to buy essential items at grocery stores. In addition, e-commerce and online groceries are also booking orders through App. The ordering pattern in e-commerce and grocery applications is that long waiting periods or stock-of-stock are being shown for most goods. Shopping crowds have increased not only in grocery or e-commerce, but also in medicine and liquor stores. At the same time, traders say that food and beverage products, processed foods and immune-boosting products have been aggressively buying in the past few days.
Demand for which products grew rapidly
Gauri Shankar, manager of Noida-based grocery store Happy Home, told Hindustan that demand for increased products in the past five days was edible oils, flour, spices, fruits, vegetables, snacks, frozen foods, dry foods, milk products, baby foods, hygiene products, chyavasan Food and beverage needs. People are once again buying and storing these items. Because of this, project sales have doubled.
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Total application extended delivery period
With the lockdown in many cities, orders in the online grocery app have doubled. According to a Growers spokesperson, an 80 percent jump in the app is a 100 percent increase in packaged foods such as ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook, 500 percent demand for frozen foods, canned milk, and hygiene products. . Apart from growers, demand for Big Basket, Nature Basket, Andur, etc. has increased very fast. Because of this, these applications have extended the delivery period. At the same time, many customers say that many of the key items here are not inventory.
E-commerce is not taking orders for T-Phone etc.
In addition to the lockdown, the e-commerce site has also stopped taking orders such as clothing, TV, mobile phones and electronic goods. From Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Myntra, and many other e-commerce websites, the message of booking other goods from mobile is coming, according to government guidelines, currently we are only delivering the essentials.
The situation is even better than last year
As the corona crisis intensifies, shoppers said the purchase of essential items increased rapidly, but not the same as last year. This time, customers are confident that the retailer will be able to deliver at their doorstep even if they receive an online order, app or phone.
Businesses are permanently closed due to the ban on economic activity
In the wake of the second wave of the Kovid-19 pandemic, the retailers’ association (RAI) on Tuesday said the ban on economic activity will permanently shut businesses down and provide jobs for millions of people. The retailer said a similar situation arose during the lockdown last year. Therefore, the government should now allow the non-essential or non-food retailers and malls to operate under strict supervision. “The closure of the inevitable or non-food retail outlets and malls is not a solution,” RAI CEO Kumar Rajagopalan said in a statement. Considering the loss to business over the past year, discontinuing this level of economic activity will permanently shut businesses down, leaving millions of people unemployed. Instead of strict oversight, businesses should be kept open and there should be no complete ban on all rules of safety and hygiene and compliance with physical distance standards, he said. Rajagopalan said that coordinated retailers across the country, including shopping centers, are following a standard operating system with complete success and should therefore be allowed to operate under strict supervision.
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