India’s largest e-commerce dealers Flipkart and Amazon do not deliver consignments worth more than Rs 10,000 to customers in Uttar Pradesh, including NCR regions of Noida and Ghaziabad. An answer on a Quora post given by an anonymous user, claiming to be the risk-investigation team employee with Amazon, reveals the reasons why this happens. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
He revealed that Noida-region was just like Germany, which has the highest fraud cases with Amazon, and theft and order abuse cases are most from these regions of the country. Also Read - Ban Shein products sale on Amazon India: Delhi HC sends notice to centre
“For some reasons the order abuse cases in these regions is higher than the rest of India. People used to order iPhone and mention they got a Nokia model phone. They mentioned the iPhone was not working and so customer service used to initiate return and what did Amazon got in the return package, bricks, biscuit packets, cardboard pieces. Its very easy to play fraud with Amazon and Flipkart. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins for Plus members: Check top 5 deals on smartphones
Our delivery boys were locked up in the bathrooms, some beaten up, for the most silly reasons ever, give me my change of 2 rupees, the POS not working, the order was late, order was not functioning. These customers place the order just for fun using COD, the courier boy goes for the delivery and they say we did not order. Due to this, lot of logistics and Supply chain is lost. Noida region is like Germany, they have highest fraud cases with Amazon. Educated, yet not.”
An ex-Flipkart employee Indradeep Banerjee also took to Quora to share his anecdotes. He said that apart from Noida, many parts of UP also report of such abuse cases. “One time the delivery boy who was carrying three Macbooks was looted at gunpoint in an open field which was given as the address. We could not track down these buyers because the only piece of identity we had were mobile numbers and an address both of which are easy to fake in India,” Banerjee wrote.
Even a ex-delivery boy with Flipkart replied to the thread. “On my first delivery in Ghaziabad, I got beat up and mugged by three goons, one of whom was armed with a gun. Which sane person would agree to deliver items to such a place given that such incidents were occurring time and again!?”
You can follow the entire Quora thread here, as it lists down many more reasons why Noida and many other regions in UP are blacklisted at Amazon and Flipkart.