Effect of Covid-19 on retail channels & the most effective way to overcome it
Effect of Covid-19 on Retail Channels & the most effective way to overcome it
By Nikhil Kumar | April 03, 2020
Tackling this unprecedented challenge requires a systematic approach and the mobilization of all stakeholders to respond. With a population of 1.3 Billion people and a high population density, it’s going to be challenging to avoid a large-scale community spread of the Coronavirus. With a planned approach in terms of travel restrictions and going far enough to impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, India is surely at the forefront of the Epidemic as for now.
Though the order of closure of malls and multiplexes across many top cities by the respective state governments to prevent people congregating for any reason has caused the organized retail scene in these cities to come to a grinding halt, the ‘Ecommerce platforms’ have reported a sharp surge in sales of staples, daily necessities and personal hygiene products in the past few days as panic buying took hold across India.
SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC, IT MAY BE PERTINENT TO POINT OUT THAT ONLINE SALES HAVE INCREASED BY 52% IN COMPARISON TO THE PAST FEW YEARS, AROUND THE WORLD.
Amazon’s plan to hire over 100,000 employees to meet the demand for immediate delivery of essential goods is evidence of the boom in the eCommerce sector. Additionally, Big Basket witnessed order values going up 20% on average while Grofers registered an increase in demand of around 80% in Mumbai alone over the weekend while cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru clocked an average of 50% spike in the past two weeks. Orders are up 45% by number and 18% by value over the last 10 days.
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