A day after e-commerce giant Amazon India announced the closure of its edtech arm by next year, it has now decided to pull the plug on its food business as well.
Amazon has told its restaurant partners that it has decided to discontinue its food delivery service, which it launched in May 2020, from December 29, Moneycontrol reported on Friday evening.
This decision means that after this date you will no longer receive orders from customers through Amazon Food. You will keep getting orders till then and we hope that you will continue to fulfill those orders.
Amazon has promised to meet all of its payments and other contractual obligations to restaurant partners. Restaurants will have access to all Amazon tools and reports until January 31, 2023. The report states that it will provide support for any compliance related issues till March 31 of the coming year.
Amazon started the food delivery business in May 2020 when there was a Covid-induced lockdown in the country.
Meanwhile, for its other operations in the country, the company reportedly said, “We remain committed to the India market and continue to invest in B2B offerings such as grocery, smartphones and consumer electronics, fashion and beauty as well as Amazon Business.” will continue. “
Amazon on Thursday shut down its online learning vertical, Amazon Academy, in India. Launched in early 2021 during the pandemic-led edtech boom, the platform operates in the ‘test prep’ segment and offers virtual coaching for entrance exams including IIT-JEE and NEET.
“Amazon will phase out Academy operations from August 2023, when our current batch completes their test preparation modules. We are committed to our customers and want to assure them that this decision will have no impact on our services, the company said in a statement.