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Essential item demand surges with Unlock 1.0 as shipments increase: Report

There has been an increase of 65 per cent in active shippers in the direct-to-consumer (D2C) segment

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People in certain pockets of UP thronged shops to stock up on food items on Wednesday. As people rushed to the shops, the administration cautioned the public against panic buying and assured home delivery of essentials. Photo: PTi

Press Trust of India Mumbai
Demand for essential commodities surged after Unlock 1.0 as their shipment volume was nearly three times higher after the relaxations as compared to the lockdown period, according to a report by e-commerce logistics aggregator Shiprocket.

The shipment volume of essential products was nearly three times higher after the relaxation in lockdown from Unlock 1.0 and over 40 per cent of the overall shipment volume came from essential categories as compared to the lockdown period, said the report.

There has been an increase of 65 per cent in active shippers in the direct-to-consumer (D2C) segment, it added.

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First Published: Jul 23 2020 | 6:10 PM IST

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