248 businesses now on E-commerce National Delivery System

By Rumi Samuel Published on May 20, 2021
248 businesses now on E-commerce National Delivery System

Nearly 250 businesses are expected to utilise the Government's quick service delivery platform E-commerce National Delivery System (ENDS), this weekend as the programme continues its expansion islandwide. 

E-commerce National Delivery System (ENDS) allows businesses to offer services, primarily food delivery, during curfew hours.  

“We have applications from businesses in every single parish in Jamaica. We expect to have up to 248 businesses using the ENDS platform this weekend, and that is evenly spread right across the country,” said state minister in the Ministry of National Security, Mathew Samuda, at today's post-Cabinet press briefing.
Samuda reiterated that customers' personal information placing orders is not collected by the government but by businesses, e-commerce, and payment platforms.

Since the launch of the ENDS programme in Portmore, St Catherine, on March 26, Samuda said small and medium-size businesses significantly improved their e-commerce presence.

“The companies that are new to the e-commerce space have been pulling out all the stops to retool their staff and infrastructure to include installing new hardware and software, as well as creating new apps to enhance the customer experience,” he said. 

Businesses and couriers are required to complete an application form online to apply for a curfew passport, permitting them to operate during curfew hours.

Rumi Samuel

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