Govt Will Reward Kirana Stores If They Join Ecommerce & Start Selling Online (Will This Work?)
Kirana stores in India might soon be incentivized to become a part of the E-Commerce ecosystem. These stores may soon be transitioning to handle both online and offline sales.
The lockdown imposed nationwide has resulted in the citizens turning to online shopping platforms to obtain all the necessary goods and services. Looks like the Government is also taking the necessary steps to help the Kirana stores adapt to the latest technology.
Find out all the details about the government’s plans to incentivize the kirana stores right here!
Government To Incentivize Kirana Stores To Integrate Their Operations To E-Commerce Stores
As we all know, a new e-commerce policy is being drafted by the Commerce and Industry Ministry, which will include a special package of incentives for the smaller format mum and pop stores.
Officials that are close to the development have revealed, “We will offer incentives for kiranas willing to integrate their operations on the e-commerce platform so that the switchover could be swift. The incentives could be in the form of interest subventions on loans required for the switchover or as one time grant.”
Technology Companies And Organizations To Help Provide Technology To Kirana Stores
Multiple technology companies and e-commerce organizations, including Facebook, Walmart, and Amazon will be offering all the technology that will be required to help all the Kirana stores employ the technology to integrate with the e-commerce platform.
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) drafted the Draft National Ecommerce Policy last year for stakeholders. This policy will reportedly be finalized and announced soon enough.
There also some trade bodies who have launched initiatives to help small story on earth obtain the necessary skills in order to handle the online sales. The policy will also ask all the existing E-Commerce platforms to collaborate with the local stores on the formats and also help with the sales. E-Commerce platforms will also be asked to put all the details of the sellers on the marketplace. This change was also put in place as people have now started boycotting Chinese goods and want to buy goods only made in India.