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How Does Coronavirus Affect Delivery Traffic? 'No Contact' Delivery Service in India

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When was the last a delivery boy came to your house? Are you feeling any changes in the delivery traffic since the outbreak of Coronavirus? Let us have an in-depth insight into this scenario.

What is happening with the spread of Coronavirus is unprecedented in any environment. It is that tech is adapting as it can. So it happens that giants like Amazon intervene heavily in filtering what is in an offer for sale on their worldwide store.

What Is The Effect Of Coronavirus On Delivery Traffic?
The need, you know, sharpens the wits, but it is not only a matter of survival that is pushing an increasing number of shops and some small shops to adopt home delivery of shopping.

As is known, the decree is containing the contagion from Coronavirus, while still allowing the movement of people and goods on the national territory. It has ordered the closure of medium and large stores on holidays. Also, in pre-holidays and has imposed on these and all other shops. And, public premises of the stringent rules of conduct regarding the distance between patrons. The precautions to be taken during the service are essential.

Someone decided to anticipate the holidays by closing. Others, however, in a few days, analyzed what they could do and organized themselves for home deliveries, allowed by the same decree.

So home delivery, which until a few days ago was the prerogative of delivery companies, has become the primary way of selling dozens of stores. Not only those of food (which are many and for each food sector) but also of other kinds. A decision that, especially in small towns, becomes a service for the elderly and lonely people.

The restaurants that traditionally did not adhere to the takeaway now choose not only this method but in a few days, they have created "ad hoc" menus for this emergency, both for the customers they are intended for and for the price ranges.

They multiply on Facebook, on Whatsapp groups, and the other digital channels of the countries and cities as well as through word of mouth, the announcements of bakeries, butchers, bars, gardeners, edibles that offer home delivery.

What Role 'No Contact' Services Are Playing?

To combat the transfer of the novel Coronavirus, companies will enable an original delivery method. There are plans for proposing a home delivery option without physical contact that will be in equipment to protect partner drivers.

In this model, couriers will leave orders at the door, without having direct contact with the consumer. Users who wish to receive orders in this way will be able to select an option within the application or inform the driver directly via the private chat.

Abroad, delivery companies have adopted similar measures in an attempt to protect delivery personnel. The most significant number of quarantined customers has forced food delivery companies to balance a potential increase in orders with the risk of spreading the disease to customers and drivers.

'No Contact' Delivery Service in India

With the health emergency of the Coronavirus, receiving the shopping, food, drugs, and necessities at home, without having to go out, has become fundamental. It is there that limiting travel and the possibility of contagion to a minimum is now an imperative, not to mention that some are in quarantine and cannot leave their home for any reason.

In the face of this need, to which even the most structured large retailers are struggling to give answers in a short time. Also, many realities are organizing. It is from food delivery services of restaurants with contactless delivery to farmers in the markets. Moreover, it is from farmhouses and farms that bring their products directly to their homes. Finally, it is up to platforms that allow you to find and get in touch with the shops in your area and to order your groceries.

Food delivery services. The world of food delivery is organizing itself to deliver food from restaurants in ways that avoid contact to minimize the risk of contagion.

It is the case of Domino's Pizza, which for some weeks has activated a mode whereby, after ordering pizza online on the website or with the app, you can request the Contactless Delivery service, specifying if you prefer delivery to the door or the entrance hall. Compared to traditional distribution, the driver places the products on the scooter, if you choose shipment to the entrance hall, or in front of the front door on the floor, he leaves, and the buyer can accept up the meal.

To avoid any contact during the delivery phase, companies have activated, for all orders paid by credit card or UPI, the contactless delivery method, which provides for the delivery of food while maintaining the interpersonal distance of at least one meter and without direct contacts.

Furthermore, the distribution of masks and gloves to all riders who deliver is underway. In addition to this, together with some partner restaurants, joint home deliveries have been initiated at the hospitals, which will be extended later to other cities.

Conclusion

To combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus, companies will enable an original delivery method. There are plans for proposing a home delivery option without physical contact that will be in equipment to protect partner drivers.

Someone decided to anticipate the holidays by closing. Others, however, in a few days, analyzed what they could do and organized themselves for home deliveries, allowed by the same decree.

With the health emergency of the Coronavirus, receiving the shopping, food, drugs, and necessities at home, without having to go out, has become fundamental. It is that limiting travel and the possibility of contagion to a minimum is now an imperative, not to  ention that some are in quarantine and cannot leave their home for any reason.

India, till now, is doing an outstanding job of containing the spread of the virus. In such a case, the contactless deliveries play a crucial role. It is because it can be essential to stop the spread of the virus. Therefore, one can only prevent this pandemic by taking specific decisive actions like these.

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