Amazon’s Unfair Advantage During Lockdown

Amazon’s Unfair Advantage During Lockdown  – Terming it a disaster for the local trade industry, several traders’ associations have opposed the decision taken by the Union government to allow Flipkart, Amazon and other e-commerce firms to start delivery of non-essential products such as mobiles, refrigerators, garments, etc in the country from Monday.

The organisations have expressed concern over the possibility of the spread of coronavirus through delivery of products.

Leaders of different associations rued that local traders have stored a large number of products before the lockdown and are expecting to sell the products after the lockdown period was over.

RELATED: Steps For Creating Your Own Online Store

They said, “As the local traders are already reeling under losses, the crisis for them will deepen further as the demand for the products will decrease with the supply of non-essential products by e-commerce companies during the lockdown period. This step will also defeat the purpose of the ‘Make In India’ initiative of the Union government.”

President of the Punjab Chapter of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Harkesh Mittal said, “If e-commerce companies started the sale of non-essential goods, then the local trade industry would witness its impact in the coming time.”

Mittal said the CAIT will also take up the matter with the Union government and demand withdrawal of the decision.

President of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal Arvinder Singh Makkar said apart from impacting the trade industry adversely, the decision might also contribute to the spread of the deadly virus.

A Delhi incident, wherein a pizza delivery boy, was found corona positive and 72 families had to be quarantined is a recent example.

More from author

Shift Away From Cash And Credit Cards To Digital Wallets

By 2025 digital wallet use will account for just over half (52.5%) of ecommerce transaction value worldwide,...

Amazon And Ebay May Crash On Black Friday And Cyber Monday

TECH bosses have warned of a potential systems crash for e-commerce systems as Black Friday and Cyber...

How COVID-19 Has Propelled The Age of Rapid Online Checkouts

How COVID-19 Has Propelled The Age of Rapid Online Checkouts: The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted American businesses...

Uncle Matt Organic Orange Juice Goes Nationwide

Uncle Matt Organic Orange Juice Goes Nationwide: Uncle Matt’s Organic, the nation’s #1 selling brand of organic...

Related posts


Latest posts

How Working From Home Decreases Your Quality Of Life If You Do Not Set Boundaries

How many of us get out of bed, put on some sweats, and then sit down in the living room, kitchen, or bedroom in...

Employees Resist Returning To Their Offices To Work And Prefer To Work Remotely

The result is a split in the workforce into those who support in-office obligations and those who want remote work to stay the norm. The...

A Checklist For Newbies Entering Affiliate Marketing In 2023

As a way to increase brand exposure and produce passive revenue, affiliate marketing has grown in popularity among both people and companies. It does, however,...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!