Following the Government of India’s move to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, E-commerce companies have also taken measures on orders by cash on delivery payment options. Following this move, Amazon India have stopped accepting COD orders, and has disabled Cash on Delivery (COD) option for all the orders. On the payment page if you select the COD option, you will find the message,
We have disabled COD for you to save cash for essential payments.
Meanwhile, the Flipkart and Snapdeal have not taken such hard steps and have restricted the COD option for orders below Rs. 1000 and Rs. 2000 respectively. Amazon and Flipkart have also mentioned that its delivery associates will not accept Rs.500 and Rs. 1000 notes for any COD orders put earlier. These online retailers are asking customers to choose a different payment option such as Net Banking, Debit Card/Credit Card payments.
Kunal Bahl, Co-founder & CEO Snapdeal said,
We welcome the Government’s bold and courageous move to weed out black money, which will have significant long term benefits for the economy. With this, the quantum of India’s economy moving through the digital pipes will witness massive growth. Both Snapdeal and FreeCharge are committed to supporting all such initiatives.