- Amazon shuts down its Pantry service.
- This comes after the Ministry of Commerce and Industry released new policies to be followed by e-commerce platforms.
- The new rules also state the online platforms cannot sell products exclusively.
Last Year, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which is headed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, released a circular that is making a considerable impact on the e-commerce scene in India. A direct result of these policies coming into effect from Feb 1 is Amazon shutting down its Amazon Pantry online grocery shopping service. As per a Reuters report, the company has shuttered its online groceries delivery platform in India and also started taking down listings that violated the terms set by the government. On Amazon, various products sold by the online retailer’s exclusive vendors, Cloudtail and Appario, like house cleaning products and sunglasses were also removed.