Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Matthew Samuda says there’s been good feedback from Kingston and St. James participants in the E-commerce National Delivery System, ENDS.
ENDS was rolled out in the two parishes over the weekend.
Matthew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security speaking with Nationwide News today.
Kingston and St. James joins Portmore under the ENDS pilot roll out.
In Kingston, the 37 approved participants included pan chicken vendors, restaurants and supermarkets.
In St. James, a pharmacy was also listed as an approved participant among the 20 listed.
Minister Samuda says the numbers from the approved groups that participated in the weekend roll out will be available tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Minister Samuda is reminding persons that no delivery prices or any other form of transaction is set by the ENDS portal.
The Minister’s reminder follows several social media posts by disgruntled customers who complained that they were being charged exorbitant delivery fees after ordering from an approved restaurant under ENDS.
Mr. Samuda says persons wishing to order from approved ENDS participants should choose a delivery service with prices that best fit their budget.
In the meantime, Mr. Samuda says there’s need for more public education about ENDS.
Matthew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security.