Published: May 21, 2020 3:06:16 pm
Swiggy has started delivering alcohol within Ranchi after obtaining all of the required approvals from the particular Jharkhand government. Swiggy states that it will be expanding the service to other major cities within the state of Jharkhand within a 7 days. Besides Jharkhand, the company is also within talks with multiple state government authorities for the same.
Customers can purchase alcohol in Ranchi from the Swiggy app by heading to the ‘Wine Shops’ category. This new category will simply appear when the particular user updates the app.
Alcohol will be provided from authorized retailers, who will end up being listed on the platform after the company provides validated their license and other needed documents.
Swiggy alcohol shipping begins: Full details
To make sure that it abides by the law whilst delivering alcohol, the company will be using measures like mandatory age confirmation and user authentication to complete transport. Age verification can be completed simply by uploading a scanned government IDENTIFICATION and taking a selfie on the application.
Customers will be required to supply the delivery executive an OTP sent to them via the app at the time of shipping. The order will be handed over towards the person whom the account goes too.
The company reports that there will be a cap on the purchase quantity, to ensure that a customer is not able to obtain alcohol above the prescribed restrict as per the particular state law.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, Swiggy has relentlessly worked well to solve customer pain points plus support local governments in every possible way. Taking advantage of our existing technology plus infrastructure to enable hyperlocal deliveries, we’ve been working closely with the local authorities to back up them with initiatives like expansion associated with grocery delivery and COVID-19 reduction efforts. By enabling home shipping of alcohol in a safe plus responsible manner, we can generate extra business for retail outlets while resolving the problem of overcrowding, thereby advertising social distancing,” said Anuj Rathi, VP – Products, Swiggy.
Swiggy’s rival Zomato has also began delivering alcohol in Jharkhand. Zomato is currently delivering alcohol in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Bokaro. Zomato have not revealed how it will be delivering alcoholic beverages to consumers. However, we anticipate it to follow the same protocols because Swiggy.
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