Amid Covid-19 Lockdown: Zomato starts Grocery Delivery Services in 80 Indian Cities

Over 80 Indian Cities, Food Delivery platform Zomato has started grocery delivery. It has originated in the UAE as well and will soon launch in Australia and Portugal. Zomato has also taken leadership like Feed the daily wager and Zomato Gold Fund.

by Sabiya

Updated: Apr 08, 2020 16:44 IST

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Zomato starts Grocery Delivery

Zomato declared that it has started delivering groceries in over 80 cities across India to help people gain necessary items during ongoing coronavirus lockdown. The company initially conducted the new service under the Zomato Market branding in some parts of Kerala and Haryana late last month. Related to Zomato, opponent Swiggy has ramped up grocery deliveries for its customers. The company prominently has Swiggy Stores in place since February 2019 to deliver groceries and other home required items from brick-to-motor stores stores. Shopclues and Paytm have also started grocery deliveries through their platforms to help people stay at home due to the pandemic. Through a blog post, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal has declared the company has started grocery delivery in India. The company has partnered with various local grocery stores, FMCG companies, and multiple startups to enable the new adventure for its customers.

Our distribution network in the country is second to India Post, and we are putting in all efforts to ensure that we put it to good use to help the society. Users of Zomato can avail Grocery delivery through its app. In expanding to the grocery deliveries, Zomato increased paid Zomato Gold associations by two months at zero extra cost. Across India, UAE, Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Lebanon, Turkey, Portugal, Philippines, and Qatar. The new moves by Zomato come days after it faced difficulties in serving customers due to the nationwide lockdown that the government required to limit the spread of COVID-19 in India. Several delivery partners of the Gurugram-based company weren't able to fulfill orders as they were surrounded by the professionals, notwithstanding a part of the organization of the primary service that has been allowed during the lockdown. Similar was the case with Swiggy that was also not able to fulfill food orders during the first lockdown days in the country. Zomato, Swiggy, has begun contributing a grocery delivery service in many parts of the country. Gadgets 360 has improved out to both Swiggy and Zomato to get clarity on its grocery delivery services and will update this period when the company responds.

Online grocery delivery floors like Big Basket and Grofers are facing difficulties in terms of satisfying the growing demand of Indian consumers. E-commerce monsters, including Amazon and Flipkart, on the other hand, are trying hard to support grocery and essential home shipments from their platforms.

 

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