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ikman Launches “Essentials”, an Islandwide Platform to Navigate COVID 19 Safely

In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed the entire world. At the same time, it changed our priorities. Food, groceries, FMCGS and health care products have become the most searched for terms on Google. Right now, millions of people are trying to find essentials to cope with the worldwide lockdown. 

Sri Lanka is not different. In fact, it has affected the locals heavily. A main reason is the lack of online grocery purchasing habits among the majority of Sri Lankans. People cannot leave the house, and their stocks are running low. With that, tensions run high. Difficulty in receiving timely supplies has left many worried and confused.

So, ikman decided to ease the burdens experienced by both sellers and buyers of these goods. The solution materialized in the form of ikman Essentials. All in all, it is going to change online shopping in Sri Lanka.

ikman Essentials

It’s a brand new initiative by ikman. It provides a platform for sellers of essential goods. Products range from fruits, vegetables, dry rations, FMCGs and healthcare items. ikman offers a special landing page dedicated to sellers. The vendors can be narrowed down via the location filter. So, it is easy to find suitable local shops and traders nearby.

ikman essentials online grocery shopping in Sri Lanka
ikman Essentials lets you filter by location and item type

Popular delivery and food service providers have paired with large retailers and supermarket chains to deliver essentials. However, ikman’s primary focus is to create opportunities for Sri Lanka’s mall enterprises. As you know, the pandemic has stranded many businesses. Small players are hit the worst. ikman’s aim is to provide an equal leverage for local grocery stores, pharmacies and suppliers of poultry, fish and fresh produce to connect with buyers in their area. Delivery is undertaken by the sellers. Most come on board with free delivery options. 

We also understand the financial toll on enterprises during these troubled times. So, members can list themselves on ikman Essentials at zero cost for two months. This gives them the much needed commercial space to grow and support the needs of the community. Sellers can call the ikman hotline on 0112350350 or simple email us at Then, you can setup an online store for your business in less than 4 hours!

As always, ikman continues to innovate in order to answer the demands of our customers. You didn’t make us the most popular website in the country for nothing, did you? So here we are, fulfilling our responsibilities.

Visit and Stay tuned to our Facebook page to learn more about our future vision to serve the nation! 

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