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Large retailers will refuse cash due to coronavirus

Large retailers will refuse cash due to coronavirus
Delivery services and large retailers plan to introduce uniform safety rules so as not to aggravate the distribution of COVID-19. The first measure concerns restrictions on working with cash.

So far, such trading companies as Wildberries, Svyaznoy, Avito, Boxberry, Snezhnaya Koroleva, Lamoda, Ozon, Citylink, DPD, PEK, M.Video-Eldorado, Aliexpress, Sportmaster and Leroy Merlin". True, in the latter, according to information RIA News, trading floors decided not to close.

All goods of the company will be delivered and issued in a contactless way and only in the mode of pick-up points. They also plan to limit the acceptance of cash and plastic cards, and reorient customers to pay for orders via the Internet. In addition, only one customer will be allowed to pick-up points and shops. Fitting booths will not work.

During the non-working week in Russia, all points for the sale of non-food products that are not included in the essential goods listapproved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The ban did not affect online trading. At the same time, retailers suggest that the restrictions caused by coronavirus will discard the level of consumer market in Russia to the level of the XIX century. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has already developed measures to support business: entrepreneurs for a while exempt from VAT and other taxes. 
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