E-commerce companies are permitted to deliver all goods, including those considered non-essential. As a result, Amazon India has started delivering across India. India on Sunday extended the COVID-19 lockdown for two more weeks with the fourth phase providing more relaxations outside the containment zones. Easing more curbs to step up economic activity, the new guidelines for lockdown 4.0 unveiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) till May 31 allowed shops and markets including barbershops, salons, and spas except those in malls to open with staggered timings.
Amazon is now delivering all products to your location :
The MHA’s guidelines essentially stated that those activities not specifically prohibited would be permitted, which implies that E-commerce for non-essentials is allowed. Consequently, Amazon India has started delivering all products in most locations. Regarding payment options, Amazon’s website states that it is also accepting Pay on Delivery in most locations where they are delivering all products. If a person’s location is eligible for Pay on Delivery, they will see the option on the payment page while placing the order.
In locations where Amazon is delivering only essential products, it will continue to accept pre-paid orders only. Users can check whether Amazon is delivering to their location by signing in the mobile app or website and by selecting their address or Pincode (on the top-left corner of the window).
In the first two phases of the lockdown (that started from March 25), e-commerce companies were allowed to sell only essential items like grocery, healthcare, and pharmaceutical products. In the third phase which stated from May 4, these platforms were allowed to sell all items in orange and green zones, but only essential items were allowed to be shipped in red zones that include top e-commerce hubs like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, and Hyderabad.