As a crackdown impact of the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, e-commerce gaints Flipkart and Amazon have temporarily suspended Cash-on-delivery option for the customers who make a purchase on their platform.
The customers would be able to view a message on Amazon that reads, “We have disabled COD for you to save cash for essential payments”.
“Currently, we have temporarily stopped cash as a payment option for new orders,” said Amazon India spokesperson in a statement. Amazon said the customers that had already placed COD (cash-on-delivery) orders before midnight of November 8 can pay for their orders using debit or credit cards or currency of valid denominations.
“We will shortly reintroduce cash payment on delivery and also provide an improved selection of payment methods — both online and at customers’ doorsteps — to offer a seamless experience,” the Amazon spokesperson said.
Another e-retailer, Flipkart said that it is no longer accepting cash-on-delivery payments in Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 currency notes.
Flipkart is restricting cash-on-delivery on orders below Rs 1,000, in order to enable customers to conserve smaller denomination notes for daily essential use.
Other online tech companies that have completely suspended COD include food-delivery apps Zomato and Swiggy. Whereas, app-based Cab hailing service Uber is allowing cash payments, and also reminding users that drivers will not accept 1000 Rs. and 500 Rs. notes in the form of a message on the app. Grofers appears to be accepting cash, with no warning messages. The same appears to be true for Ola.
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