The exit of Uber Eats from the Indian market isn’t going to relax Swiggy and Zomato, because a new competitor enters into food delivery space. Amazon India is now trying its luck in this industry. The company has taken the post-pandemic crisis of Coronavirus (Covid-19) to expand its service offering in India.
The country is a large market and can help the company overcome some difficulties encountered in other more developed regions.
According to a statement released this week, the e-commerce platform disbursed $ 6.5 billion in India to structure Amazon Food. However, the service will still be restricted to the city and some regions of Bangalore.
An Amazon spokesman commented on the launch of the new feature to TechCrunch:
Customers have been telling us for some time that they would like to order meals prepared on Amazon, in addition to purchasing all other essentials. This is particularly relevant today, as they are kept safe at home during the greatest pandemic of the century.
We recognize that local businesses need all the help they can get. We are launching Amazon Food in select locations in Bangalore, allowing customers to order from hand-picked local restaurants with cuisines that pass our hygiene certification. We are adhering to the highest safety standards to ensure that our customers remain safe and have an enjoyable experience.
Currently, the food service is under the pilot program but it is already possible to order food from some partner restaurants.