The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on business all across the world. Here are 10 businesses that will continue to grow post COVID.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has surely cast terror on all of humanity and it is still ongoing but with it came many opportunities for multiple businesses to grow. The pandemic followed by the lockdown and safety protocols came problems like boredom, death, shortage of supplies, and many other worse things that ultimately ruined the physiological as well as the psychological health of people. Fighting a virus pandemic is a pretty big hurdle to overcome for humankind and some businesses and platforms really helped in overcoming these tough times and will surely continue to flourish after the pandemic.
1. Food Delivery
Few months after the pandemic hit, the scarcity of food really worried everyone but thanks to food delivery services such problems were relieved. The inability to go outside during the lockdown was really a bummer for everyone and the unavailability of groceries and food items in the markets really was a pain in the neck. Food delivery services not only helped relieve much of the problems during the pandemic but will still continue to be one of the largest business post COVID-19 due to the ease with which one can now have access to food without moving a muscle.
2. Online meeting platforms
The COVID-19 pandemic initially brought all the workflow in big companies to a screeching halt but video calling and online meet platforms like Google Meet and Zoom really made an impact. As of now, the COVID-19 virus is not that much of a threat but the ease of work from home and the ability to conduct meetings with just a simple touch of a screen is bound to make the big companies use such online meeting platforms even more in the future.
E-commerce websites like Amazon, Flipkart, and eBay were already a big part of the internet even before the pandemic began but since it began the virus has forced people to use them as one cannot afford to run out of commodities especially when it is risky to even go outside. With the end of the pandemic, such e-commerce websites experienced an exponential rise in customer numbers that will continue to skyrocket even after the pandemic.
With the lack of jobs and scenarios of unemployment during the pandemic, phishing and malware attacks became common and since then it is even more necessary to encrypt all personal data and online info. Losing money or losing control of confidential information is always a bad thing especially in challenging times and thus the use of anti-viruses and anti-malware programs became more common. With people becoming more aware of such things, cybersecurity companies have and will really benefit in the upcoming times.
The pandemic and the lockdown was probably the best time for all the gamers. With nothing to do inside the house, gaming among family and friends became a fun thing to pass the hours. Online games and even board games like ludo, chess, and checkers became relevant again. Game streaming services such as Twitch and YouTube gaming flourished even more and indoor gaming became a thing again. Also, the growth in the number of sales of consoles, PCs, laptops or mobile devices during and after the COVID-19 pandemic really changed the gaming industry and is certainly to expand even more in the near future.
6. Entertainment streaming platforms
The shutting down of cinema halls and theatres gave TV series and other small entertainment platforms to prove how good they can be and since then the pandemic has caused video streaming sites and entertainment streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime to gain even more popularity than before. The lack of entertainment during the lockdown seriously affected many but these entertainment platforms just like a savior have helped a lot to alleviate that boredom and stress and continues to do so.
7. Cleaning Products
With nothing to effectively prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, hand sanitizers and cleaning products and disinfectants remind the only things that could eliminate the virus from furniture, objects, and the skin. This caused cleaning products and disinfectant companies to observe a severe growth in sales and numbers. Even post COVID-19 conditions, the virus has struck enough fear into the hearts of people that will cause everyone to rely on such products to maintain hygiene and a cleaner household.
There are situations when you need something and just can not get it and this recent pandemic is a prime example where there was no way to seek medical health even if a person was in a dire medical condition. The lockdown during the COVID-19 cause even the medicine shops and doctor chambers to close down due to the high-risk factor but thanks to telemedicine websites and apps, people in need of medicines and other related types of equipment have been able to get what they need right in front of their doorsteps. This will still continue to be one of the largest business post-COVID-19 due to its simplicity.
9. Home Improvement
The pandemic really felt like the best time to redecorate and renovate the household and bring out the best. The spread of the virus has caused everyone to open their eyes and actually maintain a healthy style of living with a cleaner and well-maintained household too. The research groups have all seen demand increase this year, and is bound to turn home improvement into one of the biggest businesses.
10. Online teaching
No matter what the situation is, one can not afford to risk the education and future of upcoming generations. With all colleges, schools shut down along with other teaching institutes, students and teachers needed a way to communicate and continue the ongoing academic year without delay and that is when online teaching platforms like TeamViewer, Zoom, and Google Meet came to the aid which will keep changing the mode of education and conducting classes completely.
The future is really uncertain, and the world might again run into a deadly and lethal virus just like the COVID-19. Even with the beginning of the end of the pandemic thanks to the newest vaccine drives all around the world, one cannot risk it and these businesses will continue to thrive and make people’s lives better post COVID-19 which is an excellent thing.