In Bangladesh, the Covid-19 cases are increasing every day and amidst this, the e-commerce frontline delivery workers have contributed to keeping the country running in this time of crisis by delivering essentials at our doorsteps. ShopUp, a B2B platform focusing on more than 350,000 SMEs having core focus on its logistics services recognizes this.
ShopUp has kept their delivery operations running for delivering grocery essentials & medicine all over Dhaka & 14 more cities Outside Dhaka. While doing so, they have also taken very few commendable steps to ensure the safety of their frontline workers.
To ensure their frontline workers are safe, they are providing them with new masks, gloves, hand sanitizers every day. A doctor is training them on safety measures like washing their hands, removing their masks & gloves in the right manner. They are also constantly trained on how to maintain social distancing while they are on the ground like maintaining minimal contacts while delivering products, having their masks and gloves on all the time while delivering. Their hubs are also deep cleaned every day to ensure they don’t catch any germs. The company also ensured in this uncertain time their medical expenses are also covered by the company by initiating an isolation space inside the office and introducing insurance for all these frontline workers.
Other than these efforts the CEO of ShopUp, Afeef Zaman has also recently introduced 2 major initiatives. A Hero Bonus where the company contributes a percentage of the variable incomes for their frontline heroes and a Frontline welfare fund where all the employees come forward to contribute their frontline colleagues in having their income flow steady for them and their families. Recently in one of his communications to all his employees, he said “I would like to thank the real heroes who have been fighting in the front lines. Fighting to keep the dreams of so many merchants alive. When the hard times come, it is not people in high chairs who keep the world moving – it is you guys who battle to keep the economy alive and keep pushing forward. My sincerest gratitude to each and every one of those ShopUp family members.”
In addition to that, they have also addressed that many SMEs are coming to a halt during this crisis and by the time this ends, they might cease to exist. As business is the only source of income for many SME owners, their survival has come under threat. Considering this issue, ShopUp has partnered up with Obhizatrik foundation to collect Zakaat and help these SMEs by securing a stable source of income for them.
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