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E-commerce firms to resume services, but short on delivery executives

Some of the e-commerce companies actually have all the government approvals needed to deliver but are still stuck


Peerzada AbrarSamreen Ahmad Bengaluru
Despite e-commerce companies saying they're resuming their services, many of them still face challenges in delivering even essential products to consumers.

Several ecommerce companies are struggling to get enough of curfew passes, besides being short of delivery personnel.

“Given the strong and unconditional enforcement of lockdown rules by most local authorities, the delivery personnel were fearful for their security and didn’t turn up for work. Many of these personnel are migrants and many have gone back to their hometowns -- it will be a challenge to bring them back,” said Sachin Taparia, founder and chairman of LocalCircles, a leading community and consumer

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First Published: Mar 30 2020 | 10:19 PM IST

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