In the wake of the 21-day lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, e-commerce platform ShopClues, which has a vast rural and semi-urban reach, has announced that its online portal will be enabled to make available food, medicines and medical equipment to its customers across the country.
ShopClues will, with immediate effect, use its e-commerce platform to make available essentials such as sanitisers, masks, packaged foods, groceries medicines and personal hygiene products. There will be a sale of daily home necessities on the platform starting at Rs 49.
âIn this time of need, we want to use our platform that has a vast reach across tier II/III/IV cities of India to be able to buy these essential items from our portal. Further to the Prime Minister Narendra Modiâs assurance that essentials will continue to be available during these difficult times, we want people to stop panicking and have access to these items. Please stay indoors. Stay safe and let us reach you,â said Sanjay Sethi, CEO, ShopClues.
With the supply chain being thrown off track as a result of the lockdown and a shutdown of transport system and bazaars, there was panic buying and hoarding among people with regard to their daily, essential needs.