By Maira Salman, 30/04/2020
We all are aware of the fiasco, Corona virus has created over the past 4 months. It has literally paralyzed our day to day tasks and the ongoing businesses. It is constantly changing the world, how we live and carry out our normal life tasks. With no options left, everyone is adapting to the changes brought about by the current pandemic.
In these trying times, Internet is proving to be a life saver. Educational institutes are conducting online classes so the students’ academic year does not waste, people are working from home so as to the meet the deadlines of the company and businesses are being carried out online as well, through online shopping.
One of the major affected areas of life due to corona virus is economy and business. With shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants and small grocery shops shut down due to the widespread lockdown all around the world, every small scale to large scale business is facing tremendous loss. But as everyone is trying to combat this situation, many companies who were previously not present online have shifted towards online business.
Corona Virus has definitely ] Since people still have needs to fulfill, online shopping is the best and safest way to cater to the needs of the consumers.The businesses which had already been using online means of trading are making profits and those which were previously not in the online market have shifted towards it. Due to this, there has been a huge surge in online shopping.
In online shopping, retailers have to follow the standard of precautions (SOPs) so the safety of their consumers or their workers will not be at risk. If you are dealing with some hygiene products, it is also advisable that it should meet the requirements of the safety standards.
Some challenges are that, retailers might run out of stock and supplies because the supply chain has been put on a hold in several areas and inventory is also not in a good position. In this situation, it’s better to communicate to the customers and only offer what you have in stock and can sell.
It’s still hard to predict how long this situation will persist. But let’s hope something better comes out of it. For now, we can only state that this pandemic is causing massive changes all around the world.