Flipkart put hold on its operations temporarily amid 21-Day India Lockdown
25th, March 2020 - News
Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi announced 21 Day India Lockdown on 24th March to battle Coronovirus disease. And he urged all Indians to support and follow the government’s request to come together for lockdown.
Flipkart e-commerce giant decided to temporarily suspend all operations and services for the time being.
The company made the announcement on its official website. It said, “These are difficult times, times like no other. Never before, have communities stayed apart to stay safe! Never before, has been at home meant helping the nations!”
But soon after Flipkart decided to restart its grocery delivery services Supermart. As per an ET report, Supermart will offer food and essentials in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
In an internal mail shared with all the Flipkart employees, Adarsh Menon, senior vice president at Flipkart, announced the decision after PM Modi’s speech. In the email, accessed by Business Standard, Flipkart announced that it will stop accepting all orders from the night of March 24 or the morning of March 25 for all the three supply chains the company offers — grocery, non-large goods and large items.
Menon said that Flipkart plans to disable all orders and later start enabling categories in a sequential manner. He also clarified that the senior executives will “evaluate how to get supply chains back in consultation with government and stakeholders but as of now the platform will not accept any orders.”
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