Amazon food delivery service launched in India

Amazon Food has debuted in India as Amazon's answer to Swiggy and Zomato. The new food delivery service by the U.S e-commerce giant has initially been started in Bengaluru to allow customers order prepared food from local restaurants and cloud kitchens.

Amazon has constructed its proprietary hygiene certification bar, which is important as people are avoiding food deliveries to a large extent due to the growing coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The company has also claimed that it is “adhering to the highest standards of safety” to convince people to use its platform even during the pandemic.

An Amazon spokesperson said in a statement that the company has started its food delivery service on the basis of customer feedback.

The new service is also aimed to help local businesses, especially restaurants that are facing hardships due to the national lockdown that has restricted restaurants from serving food at their locations.

Amazon has made the new service live in four pin codes in Bengaluru — 560048, 560037, 560066, and 560103.

The company, however, is yet to provide clarity on its criteria to select restaurants and cloud kitchens.

 

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