List of Essential Items that You Can Ship Amid Covid-19 India Lockdown

List of essential items in the Covid-19 lockdown

On 24 March 2020, our prime minister, Mr. Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown to ensure India stays safe and can contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19. Following the lockdown, there was a lot of ambiguity around what products would be available and how they would be able to reach the people. 

According to the latest update by the MHA, you can ship non-essential items in the government-listed Red, Orange, and Green Zones. We are not shipping any items to Containment Zones. Sellers who have serviceable pin codes included by our courier companies can ship essential and non-essential items from 18 May 2020. If you want to ship your products with Shiprocket, please contact your account manager. If you do not have an account manager, connect with us at 9266623006 so we can align your pickups accordingly.

List of essential items in the Covid-19 lockdown

2 days later, there is more clarity and now we have courier companies stepping up and coming into the picture to help sellers ship products that are essential to the everyday life of buyers. 

Shiprocket aims to help sellers who do not have access to a large fleet and cannot deliver their products to those in need. We are working closely with our courier partners to ensure a safe delivery system. 

If you are a seller who wants to ship these products and are looking for a reliable shipping service, we are here to help you. Read more here – or call us at 011-41187606. 

What Items Can You Deliver?

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Grocery Items – 

  • Pulses
  • Rice
  • Wheat flour
  • Grains
  • Spices

Medical Equipment – 

  • Thermometers
  • Diabetes meters
  • Gloves
  • Sanitizers
  • Masks

Medicines – 

  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Prescription drugs

Personal Protective Equipment –

  • Face masks
  • Sanitizer
  • Gloves

Baby Products – 

  • Cereal
  • Baby milk formula
  • Diapers

Personal Care

  • Soap
  • Face wash
  • Detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Oral hygiene products

Pet Care Supplies

  • Pet food (Dry and Canned)
  • Pet Hygiene care products
  • Pet medicines

Books & Stationery Items

  • Educational books for students

NOTE: We are working closely with our courier partners to get essential items delivered. 

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  1. Dr. Shridhar Aggarwal Reply

    we need to ship Ayurveda medicine to patients. please tell whether we can ship through you. i am ayurvedic Doctor shipping products from my clinic.

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Dr. Shridhar Aggarwal,

      Yes, you can ship your products with us. Just follow this link to get started on our platform –

      Also, you will need to fill a short survey to begin shipping in this lockdown period. You can do so here –

      Hope this helps!

      Srishti Arora

  2. Mansi Sanghrajka Reply

    Can we ship shower gel ?

  3. Adyanthaya Industries Pvt Ltd Reply

    we wanted to deliver Virgin Coconut Oil and Desiccated Coconut, Please assist if we can deliver the same.

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Adyanthaya Industries Pvt Ltd,

      You can ship these items with us. Just follow this link to get started –

      Thanks & Regards,
      Srishti Arora

  4. Arpit Kapur Reply

    Hi. Need to ship pet essential supplies for dogs and cats, especially food and other personal care items. Kindly help at the earliest !!

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Yes Arpit,

      Pet supplies are essentials items that can be shipped. The following items can be shipped –
      – Pet food (Dry and Canned)
      – Pet Hygiene care products
      – Pet medicines

      You may follow this link to begin shipping them immediately –

      Thanks and regards,
      Srishti Arora

  5. Nethra Reply

    Hi sir can I ship my office laptop since im moving to a new company. Is it possible

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Nehtra,

      Since laptops do not qualify as essential items, we will not be able to ship them for you right now.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Srishti Arora

  6. Monil Verma Reply

    Can we ship agriculture tools and equipment ?

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Monil,

      I’m sorry we will not able to help you out with that in the current scenario.

      Thanks and regards,
      Srishti Arora

  7. Anita Reply

    Can we ship night cream

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Anita,

      You can ship night creams with our delivery partners. Just follow this link to get started –

      Thanks & Regards,
      Srishti Arora

  8. Ajit Singh Ahluwalia Reply

    We are dealing with educational books which children should buy by march so that they can start their studies because on classes are going on and children are sitting at home without books can we use your services.

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Ajit,

      Currently, stationery items and books are not classified under the category of essential items for shipping. Hence, we will not be able to ship those for you. Nevertheless, stay tuned to this space for all recent updates about the items you can ship in the near future!

      Thanks and regards,
      Srishti Arora

  9. Kumud Bhardwaj Reply

    Is shipping of pen, pencils, notebooks and other regular stationery items, yoga mats, art and craft items like colours, painting brush, canvas etc allowed during the lockdown.

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Kumud,

      Stationery items are not listed as essentials commodities yet. Hence, we will not be able to ship them right now.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Srishti Arora

  10. Neethu Reply

    Hi, Can we use the platform for shipping Newborn Clothes and other essentials like nappies, blankets etc during the lockdown? What if the volume is low like 2 shipments in a week?

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Neethu,

      You can ship baby products as they are classified as essential items. You can reach out to us via this link –
      Just fill in the form to get started. Yes, you can ship fewer shipments with Shiprocket.

      Thanks & regards,
      Srishti Arora

  11. Mansi Grover Reply

    Can I ship a laptop?

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Mansi,

      Due to the ongoing restrictions due to the lockdown, you can only ship essential items. Unfortunately, laptops do not fall under this category.

      Srishti Arora

  12. Vivek Reply

    I am getting problems in shipping essentials [ Pet Food Supplies ]. I have ship Rocket account also from Years. Profile is 100 % Complete with GST Number and self-Declaration for Shipping essential Items. Before Lockdown have shipped thousands of shipments with you. My City is Cornona Free _ Rohtak city of Haryana. I have contacted you many times but every time its said our executive will call you but nothing happened anytime. please resolve. Thank You & Regards

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Vivek,

      We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. We hope our teammate who got in touch with you provided you with an appropriate solution. For any other concerns, please feel free to reach out to us!

      Thanks and regards,
      Srishti Arora

  13. G Tejura Reply

    Hi Can I send adult diapers from wadala to andheri.

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi G Tejura,

      Yes! You can deliver adult diapers. Kindly follow the link to continue –

      Thanks & Regards,
      Srishti Arora

  14. Mohd Areeb Reply

    Mam can I ship my books?

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Mohd.,

      Yes, you can ship your books as they qualify as essential items. Just follow the link to get started –

  15. aman Reply

    hi I want to ship ctc tea can I ship tea?

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Aman,

      Yes, you can ship tea with us. Just follow the link –

      Thanks & Regards,
      Srishti Arora

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Aman,

      Yes, you can ship tea. Please follow the link to get started –

      Thanks & Regards,
      Srishti Arora

  16. Tehmina Reply

    We are dealing with onion hair oil and onion shampoo can we use your services?

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Tehmina,

      Since hair oils and shampoos fall under the category of the essential items, you can ship them with us. Just follow the link to get started-

      Thanks & Regards,
      Srishti Arora

  17. Divyaunsh Kothadia Reply

    We manufacture Dietary Supplements in Pune
    Supplements Come under the Food Category according to FDA
    according to the notification of goverment of maharashtra Ecommerce Delivery of essential goods including food is also allowed
    So can we ship our products using your services

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Divyaunsh,

      Yes! You can ship dietary supplements with Shiprocket as they are considered essentials. Just follow the link to get started –

  18. mangesh badhel Reply

    hello can you place a delivery of essentials goods on the same day or before 24 hrs.

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Mangesh,

      You can do hyperlocal deliveries of essential items with Shiprocket if you want to deliver within a radius of 15 km. We have partners like Dunzo, Shadowfax, and Wefast that can help you do so. Kindly follow this link to learn more –

  19. ayush gupta Reply

    hello mam,
    we want to ship home products like floor cleaner, dishwash gel, handwash . is it possible to ship all these item ?

  20. Md Ishaque Reply

    Is it possible that my client can ship n95 masks without fda license or CE certificate?

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Md Ishaque,

      An FDA certificate is not compulsory for shipping with us. You can begin shipping here –

  21. Bunny Reply

    Mine Business Has not yet crossed the Slab for GST requirements. As it’s a home based business. Can I ship essentials products?

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi Bunny,

      You only need a valid invoice and a company authorized letter to start shipping essentials with Shiprocket. Please follow this link to get started –

  22. D ROY Reply

    We need to ship Organic Black Tea and Green Tea within India, Does it come under essential category.

    • Srishti Arora Reply

      Hi D Roy,

      Yes, tea falls under the essentials category. You can ship them across red, orange & green zones. Please follow the link if you want to get started –

  23. Shilpa Katariya Reply

    Hi Is it possible to ship baby clothes? I sent clothes for my niece from USA to Chennai through a friend and want to get them shipped. Please help how to book door to door delivery with you guys.

    • Rashmi Sharma Reply

      Hi Shilpa,

      Yes, you can start shipping baby clothing from the USA To Chennai. Simply email us your details here


  24. RR Reply

    can i ship clothing items

    • Rashmi Sharma Reply

      Yes, you can ship clothing items. Please email us here for more details

  25. Vageesha Khaitan Reply

    Hii shrishti . I have a company making sauces. Can I ship to my customer .. it is an Italian dip- pesto?

    • Rashmi Sharma Reply

      Hi Vageesha,

      Yes, you can start shipping with Shiprocket. For more information please send us email at

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