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E-Commerce Stores Served As a Rescue in Lockdown and Calamity Situations

We are all well aware of what the world is facing. It sure is a critical situation. But it seems like 21 days are what we need to beat this coronavirus situation. Well, there is no assurity, but efforts, that is all we can make and faith, that is all we can keep.

But while we are all locked down in our homes under a self-quarantine, we all need something to do. It is also very trending these days, and everyone is coming with hashtags like #coronamekuchkarona and things such as “When You Cannot Go Outside, Go Inside.” So, yes, there is a lot that you can explore in this situation where you are hardly finding anything to do. You can do things like following your hobbies, reading those books that have been lying around on your shelves for since you don’t know how many months, completing that novel or poetry that you had someday in the past started, cracking a code, focusing more on physical health, creating that art masterpiece that you have always dreamt of, and the like things. But this article is not about that. Here we have a focus on telling you how e-commerce stores can help you in these situations!

You sure might be thinking what e-commerce stores would possibly do; you surely cannot have the deliveries made. Well, for what we are facing now, yes! You cannot even think of shopping except for your basic needs, even from the e-commerce store. However, even in this situation, you can have some e-commerce stores operating to deliver you with the things of basic necessity. Moreover, there are other situations where you do not have access to physical stores. For instance, in cases of natural calamities like earthquakes and floods where the physical stores are nearly destroyed. In such cases, e-commerce stores can go a long way in fulfilling all your basic needs as well as the wants.

Here is the catch! While the physical stores operating in the traditional marketplace environment shall be locked down in the situations of pandemics or natural calamities, online stores built on platforms such as Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, Drupal, etc., are a virtual marketplace and they shall never be shut down. All these stores need to run is proper monitoring and maintenance, and you can get that easily through services like Magento Maintenance Services or WooCommerce Maintenance Services, and the like. So, while your access to the physical stores is lost due to the shutdowns or closure of the shops altogether due to their infrastructures getting destroyed as a result of calamities, you have unending access to the virtual e-commerce website, and that is where they become your rescuer. Here is what you can get.

Buying Things of Basic Necessity

In situations where there is a complete lockdown, there still are some e-commerce stores that are allowed to make deliveries of the things of basic necessities. At these stores, you can easily order ration or medicines and have them delivered at your doorsteps. Also, in situations where there have been destructions due to natural calamities, you can hardly find anything around in your physical environment. But you can always order things from an online store and have the things that are not easily available around your locality or city. So, with the e-commerce stores, you can fulfill your basic needs to some extent, even in these lockdown and calamity situations.

A Backup for Physical Stores

This necessarily helps in situations where there are natural calamities. Owing to the natural calamities, the physical stores get shut down for a considerable amount of time due to the loss of infrastructure. And even when the place has recovered from the natural calamity, it requires time for these physical stores to set themselves up again. However, you can obviously not keep waiting for these stores to open up again to get the things you want. So, here you can switch to the e-commerce stores.

That is the benefit of online stores. They do not actually need an infrastructure. All they need is a platform. And you can have that platform through Magento Development, WoocCommerce Development, Drupal e-Commerce Development, etc. So, in the situations of natural calamity and during the months where the access to physical stores is lost due to their shut down, you can continue with your shopping over the online stores.

A Way to Pass Your Time

Well, this is not very necessary to mention here, but let us face it, we spend hours looking for the products over the online stores. So, why not do it now, when you have nothing else to do but sit at home. The online stores are not shut, and you can still shop. Well, not actually, for the deliveries are closed. But, what you can do is build your cart, and then when you can order, at least you will not have to invest time searching for what matches your liking. Moreover, at this time, when you are free, you can always spend more time exploring, and you can possibly look at every product available on the e-commerce stores. So, it is a good pass time for you.


E-commerce business has been on the hype for long, and it is there to stay. Even in such critical situations, you know that e-commerce stores could be available, if not completely, then surely to some extent. They are a good backup when a certain city or state or country is facing a natural calamity. They are helpful in getting basic needs fulfilled. And although, not very important to mention, they are a good way to spend your time. With online stores, you can always explore options, and you shall have far more of them than you can ever get on physical stores. So, these stores can be a good resort in critical situations and come to your rescue if you make the use wisely and correctly.

Mitisha Agrawal


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