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Flipkart to restart its grocery delivery service Supermart – ETtech

Last updated on March 26, 2020

Illustration: Rahul Awasthi

After quickly suspending all its providers to clients on Wednesday morning, Flipkart is gearing up to restart its grocery delivery service Supermart throughout the subsequent few hours, individuals accustomed to the matter advised ET.The firm will first kick off deliveries of meals and different necessities in Bengaluru, adopted by Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi NCR, the place Supermart has been operational for the previous few months, the individuals cited earlier stated requesting anonymity.

Flipkart didn’t reply to an in depth question from ET till the time of publishing this story.

The Walmart-owned on-line retailer is at present working with the Bengaluru Police, which has begun issuing passes to delivery brokers of e-commerce corporations, so as to keep away from its delivery workers being stopped and harassed by the police on the road.

Read: Despite govt clearance, ecomm firms find it difficult to deliver essentialsThat comes after instances of police brutality in opposition to e-commerce delivery brokers had been reported from a number of cities throughout India over the previous few days, regardless of clear directives from state and central governments exempting e-commerce type Section 144 prohibitory orders.

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao additionally tweeted that he had known as for a gathering of all meals, drugs, groceries, greens/fruits or animal merchandise delivery aggregators on Wednesday and requested for firm representatives to be a part of.

Most e-commerce suppliers together with Grofers, BigBasket, and Amazon are at present not accepting new orders from customers, and are awaiting readability from state and central governments so as to restart their providers. Swiggy and Zomato are non-purposeful as nicely.

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