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Flipkart to roll out same day delivery

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The initiative is getting rolled out starting February 2024

Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based e-commerce marketplace Flipkart is gearing UP to roll out same day delivery of products across multiple categories, the company said in a press release.

The move will see customers across cities including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Patna, Raipur, Siliguri and Vijayawada get their products delivered before 12 midnight, if they place their orders by 1 pm.

The initiative is getting rolled out starting February 2024 and will get scaled over the next several months.

The product categories include essentials, mobiles, fashion, beauty products, lifestyle, books, home appliances and electronics.

“As we enter 2024, millions of customers across the country will be delighted to get lakhs of products delivered to them the same-day of them placing the orders,” said Hemant Badri, senior vice president of Flipkart Group.

“Considering that customers not just from metro cities but non-metros cities love to shop on Flipkart, we are working to provide the same day delivery to 20 cities. We will further scale it in the months to come, to include more cities and more categories including large appliances, to delight the customers,” he added.

Flipkart has been delivering more than 120 million packages a month and has invested in building a robust supply chain to reach customers across the country even in very remote pincodes. To enable same day delivery, it has invested in multiple fulfillment centers (FC) along with tech capabilities for better sortation and more throughput.

“We aim to continue to streamline our supply chain network, to seamlessly process millions of orders for our sellers and customers each day, with equal delivery efficiency in the metro and non-metro cities,” added Badri.

Months of planning have been put in place to ensure that orders will be fulfilled from the nearest FC, minimizing transit times and enhancing the overall efficiency of the delivery process, the release stated.

Started in 2007, Flipkart has a registered user base of more than 500 million and it  offers over 150 million products across over 80 categories. Today, there are over 14 lakh sellers on the platform, including Shopsy sellers (a platform that connects buyers with sellers).

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