Days after social media giant Facebook and Reliance Jio signed a $5.7 billion deal, JioMart has gone survive WhatsApp. The services have gone sleep in some areas of Mumbai including Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Kalyan. it’ll be unrolled in several other cities shortly.
Reliance has roped in lakhs of small scale businesses and Kirana stores for the services and it’ll allow the purchasers to put an order for essential stuff through WhatsApp. India currently has the maximum amount as 400 million WhatsApp users in India.
To put it in simple words, JioMart is Reliance’s online to offline business platform that might allow users to put orders online but pay at the shop .
So here’s how you’ll place an order on JioMart
—So to put order through JioMart, customers are required to feature JioMart’s WhatsApp number 88500 08000 to their contacts
—After adding the amount , customers are required to send a message to the JioMart number. Type “Hi” and send to the amount .
—JioMart will then reply with the shopping link along side a message that reads “Welcome to JioMart WhatsApp Order Booking Service”. The shopping link are going to be only active for half-hour . to get a replacement link, a customer will need to send a fresh message.
—Once you open the link, you’ll be redirected to a page that might invite your personal details like mobile number, area, locality, etc.
— After the small print are entered and submitted, the new page with the grocery items listed vertically will appear. you’ll add the things to your cart.
—Once you generate the order, JioMart will send an invoice along side the grocery store’s address and site on Google Maps.
—Post which, the customer will receive an SMS from the shop when the order is prepared . they will go and devour the order from the shop and pay there itself.
The customers are required to put their orders by 7 PM a day in order that their nearest grocery can keep it ready within the next two days. As of now, there’s no minimum or maximum limit.
Facebook had made an investment of $5.7 billion (Rs 43,574) crore into Jio Platforms. The social media giant had bought a 9.99% equity stake within the company on a totally diluted basis. This makes the social media giant, Jio’s largest minority shareholder.
Talking about the deal between Facebook and Reliance, Mukesh Ambani said that it’ll help “Digital India”. He said, “The synergy between Jio and Facebook will help realize Digital India Mission with its two ambitious goals — simple Living and simple Doing Business for each single category of Indian people without exception. within the post-Corona era, i’m confident of India’s economic recovery and resurgence within the shortest period of your time . The partnership will surely make a crucial contribution to the present transformation.”