COVID-19 and the rise of e-commerce sector


A quote from Mr. Akshay Hegde, Co-founder & MD, ShakeDeal – a Bangalore based start-up company: “We have witnessed an unprecedented surge in the sale of hand sanitizers and protective masks. Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been our forte, and we continue to support our client requirements in these uncertain times.

We are committed to the cause of social distancing to inhibit the spread of coronavirus infection. In the aftermath of this pandemic, we are working with a reduced workforce in fulfilment centres and offices. The majority of the workforce has been granted remote work access. We have provided our staff with protective masks, and hand sanitizers are available to employees so that they can practice good personal hygiene at the workplace.

E-commerce as an industry has been recognized as essential services by the government and will continue to help people to get on with their lives. The shroud of uncertainty looms ahead as no one has a clue how this crisis would unfold. India, as a country, has fared well as compared to other nations in handling this situation. We hope that people practice social distancing and contribute to flattening the curve.”