In the midst of the quarantine decreed to stop the advance of the coronavirus, the Federation of Warehousemen of the Province of Buenos Aires implemented a system of delivery through WhatsApp to prevent customers from gathering at the doors of shops.
The initiative, called “Agreed sales”, allows direct communication between customers and all warehouses adhering to the program. Thus, people can make their orders through the application and receive them at home for free, or order a specific list of products and pick it up directly by the local at a time to be agreed.
In this regard, the president of the Federation of Warehousekeepers, Fernando Savore, He said the idea came after observing how people “crowded” in hypermarkets, a situation that led to the spread of Covid-19. For this reason, they decided to encourage purchases to be made remotely, and thus avoid lines and congestion in stores.
In statements to Clarion, Savore reported that the businesses that join the system accept both debit cards and the Alimentar Card, while some even make discounts and fees with a credit card. Also, it confirmed that there are already 24,000 adhered businesses throughout Buenos Aires and that the plan It is expanding to other provinces.
In tune with the initiative of the grocery store owners, on Monday the government advised to order delivery and pay by card to “avoid handling tickets”.
Through a publication on the official Casa Rosada Twitter account, they stated: “It is advisable that you ask for delivery and, if possible, that you pay by card to avoid manipulate bills. “
Article 6 of Decree 297/2020 establishing “social, preventive and compulsory isolation” indicates that the “home delivery of food, medicine, hygiene products, cleaning products and other supplies is exempt from compliance with the measure of necessity. ”
Also, as a measure to avoid contact between people, several of the delivery applications offer the option of leaving the products at the doors of the homes.