One of the scariest topics that everyone is talking about is the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Currently, if we quickly look into some numbers, there are more than 8 million active cases and more than 400 000 deaths all around the world.
While the wind of COVID-19 is blowing against many aspects of the carefully knitted human civilization, there are certain domains that have been blown ahead of their times like food industry, hospitality and tourism, automobile, aviation, and many more. One more such domain is that of e-commerce.
An entire business management system is disturbed because of this virus. Consumers have drawn a line between want and need. As COVID-19 continues, the impact on e-commerce continues to fluctuate depending upon the industry. While e-commerce has proved itself essential after the outbreak of this deadly virus, there are still some sectors of it which are trying hard to cope with the situation.
Schweppes, a leading FMCG company-owned Delta, now has a new ecommerce website that features a dynamic eCommerce platform complete with Zim dollar and US dollar prices to allow consumers a custom shopping experience for the comfort of your home. And they will deliver within 20 kms in Harare and 10 km in Bulawayo from its nearest deport. Delivery is free which usually added advantage to consumers.
Though it is impossible to predict the full impact of corona virus on e-commerce and online growth rates, it will depend upon the niche and the duration of future social distancing. Below are some points that will be affected after COVID-19. But it has forced other companies to start get online.
From the Schweppes Shop consumers will be able to order the following;
- Fruit Juices (Minute maid)
- Farm Style tomato paste
Schweppes ecommerce website payment system is powered by contipay. Contipay a subsidiary is Hammer and Tongues, is a product of Contitouch Technologies is a technology company whose primary focus is to provide professional and technologically advanced ICT Business Solutions that will match and surpass international standards.
The future of e-commerce is unfolding now with COVID-19 forcing the very many people who previously relied on their street’s kirana shops and their friend’s friend shops for non-essential items to clutter the growing user lists of e-commerce companions. So, post-COVID will these people go back to their old ways of garnering items or will the comfort, ease and the discounts rope them into staying within the world of e-commerce is still a question.