Flipkart partners Vishal Mega Mart for home delivery of essential products
Flipkart Delivery: As the government announced the extension of nationwide coronavirus-induced lockdown, many people have turned to e-commerce platforms to place orders for essential goods like food. To make it easier for its customers to get the same, Flipkart on Tuesday said it has partnered with retail store chain, Vishal Mega Mart for home delivery of essential items in 26 cities in the country, including Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru and Kolkata.
Under the partnership, consumers will be able to order products from over 365 Vishal Mega Mart stores and get them delivered at their doorstep by Flipkart.
Consumers can order essential products like flour, rice, oil, pulses, beverages and other items from various brands as well as Vishal's own labels. (Photo:Pixabay)
How to order:
Once a consumer places an order through the Flipkart app, the delivery executives or Wishmasters will collect the products from the nearest Vishal store and deliver it at the customer's doorstep safely.
These steps will help consumers stay indoors and maintain social distancing in the backdrop of the ongoing battle against COVID-19 in the country. (Photo: Reuters)
Consumers across 26 cities including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi-NCR, Patna, Guwahati, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Jaipur and Bareilly can avail this service. This will be further scaled to over 240 cities in the next four weeks.
In April, Flipkart had joined hands with retail chain store Spencers to run a pilot for hyperlocal delivery of groceries and essentials in Hyderabad. (Photo:PTI)
1st and 2nd phase:
From Monday, e-commerce platforms like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal have resumed full operations - selling both essential and non-essential products - across the country (except containment zones).
Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO of Flipkart Group said "As part of this, our ability to work with the modern retail stores across cities will give consumers access to relevant products while enabling doorstep delivery of groceries and essential. Backed by Flipkart's robust technology platform, this partnership will help consumers to have the real-time visibility of essentials available in their area and while also helping with timely doorstep deliveries." (Photo:Pixabay)