We have seen that the e-commerce companies, which were immune to the coronavirus outbreak, are also feeling the heat right now. This is because most of the US e-commerce companies also had a retail presence and they also need employees to dispatch orders from their warehouses to people’s houses. However, the fact that everyone is on a lockdown means that no deliveries are possible and also the employees are not available. But they are still managing the situation with means such as reducing work hours and prioritizing orders that are essential.
Now, we have a new report from Best Buy which is one of the top 10 e-commerce stores in the US having an even bigger retail presence. It is said that Best Buy is moving to curbside pickup only meaning that you cannot go to the Best Buy stores and buy from inside but only order online and then pick it from sides of the store. Also, Best Buy will only allow its employees inside their stores and not regular customers starting March 22. This is also due to the massive lockdown that the US government has announced to stop the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.
Also, if you have forgotten to order the product online then there is also a way in which you can still buy the product. The company reveals that “if, for any reason, you didn’t order the product in advance and the product is in stock in the store, one of our employees will be more than happy to go get it in the store and sell it to you while you remain in your car.”
Best Buy reveals that they are seeing a surge in people wanting to buy products that help in freezing or refrigerate food items. They say that “As we meet the demand for these necessities, we are adjusting how we operate in many ways to improve safety.”