NewDelhi, April 20 -- While the Covid-19 crisis has spelt doom on economies all around the world, it is the small businesses that have struggled a lot since the lockdown began on March 25. Many small Instagram boutiques, who depend solely on delivery partners, are facing a massive brunt of the current situation.

"Our delivery process is closed since March 20. It is very challenging. We can't even expect customers to make order because why should they block their money a month or two in advance when there is so much ambiguity," shares Dipti Gupta, founder of The Velvet Box, a home furnishing store.

Kolkata based-apparel designer Shamima Akhtar, who runs women's ethnic wear brand Myraa, says even during the lockdown she has been taking or...