Bangalore May 25 2020: Reliance Industries Ltd took to Twitter over the weekend, to launch an online grocery service, JioMart, to deliver groceries in more than 200 towns across the country.
Currently available only from a Website www.jiomart.com , it offers free express grocery delivery from neighbourhood mom-and-pop stores at a minimum 5% discount.
This will help Reliance leverage, Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service, with 400 million Indian users, fallout of Facebook’s % 5.7 billion investment in Jio for a 9.99 % stake.
Reliance launched a small pilot of JioMart deliveries in select areas of Mumbai late last month.
The new intiative will pit Jio against biggies Amazon and Flipkart, the latter now part of Walmart.