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Partnership between JioMart-Meta, now shopping will be done through WhatsApp

The Meta and Jio platforms on Monday launched a first-of-its-kind end-to-end shopping experience on WhatsApp. Customers in India can now shop from JioMart through the WhatsApp app itself. They can browse JioMart’s grocery catalog within the app, add items to cart and even pay for completing purchases from within the app. Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani announced at the 45th Annual General Meeting (AGM) that Jio is also going to start 5G services in India by October.

According to a press statement by Jio, JioMart will now be accessible on WhatsApp and through this, customers will be able to make purchases from within WhatsApp itself. Customers only on WhatsApp app JioMart Number (+917977079770) and after that they will have the complete catalog of the goods. The launch is part of the strategic partnership between Meta and Jio Platforms, which was announced in 2020.

The company said the JioMart experience on WhatsApp will “revolutionize the way millions of businesses across the country engage with their consumers, while bringing unparalleled simplicity and convenience to people’s shopping experience.”

At the event, Isha Ambani, who was introduced by Mukesh Ambani as the Reliance Group’s retail business lead, also showed off a demo of the JioMart bot. JioMart-WhatsApp users can use WhatsApp Pay, Cash on Delivery (COD) and other payment options. JioMart’s WhatsApp bot is made by Haptik.

Apart from this, Reliance Jio has also announced that the company will launch 5G service in India by October. The country’s largest telecom operator also announced an investment of Rs 2 lakh crore to launch 5G connectivity in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata by Diwali. Apart from this, the company has also confirmed that the nationwide rollout of the 5G network will be done by December 2023.

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