The Walmart-owned e-commerce giant Flipkart has launched various initiatives to support the sellers, artisans, weavers, and handicraft partners on its platform to help them battle the severe second wave of coronavirus infections that has left thousands dead and crippled businesses across India.
The company said that it will offer financial benefits, health and safety benefits through existing seller policies. Flipkart also said that it will bear a 100 percent premium of Covid insurance extended to all sellers, which covers their hospitalization and consultation between Rs 50,000 ($710) to Rs 3 lakhs.
Commenting on the initiative, Jagjeet Harode, senior director and head marketplace at Flipkart, in a statement said: “Through these testing times it is our constant effort to support our seller partners who face immense operational challenges because of the pandemic. As a democratic marketplace, we want to ensure that our lakhs of seller partners are able to continue operations and keep the economic engine running.”
“With them and their family’s financial and health safety in mind, we have rolled out these initiatives that will bring them the much-needed respite to keep their businesses active,” he added.
Flipkart is among the top three e-commerce players with a seller base of over 3,00,000 across the country.
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