Logistics platform Shiprocket to provide hyperlocal delivery of essentials

Logistics platform Shiprocket to provide hyperlocal delivery of essentials
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16 Apr, 2020

BigFoot Retail Solutions, which owns and operates ecommerce logistics and shipping software solution Shiprocket, will provide hyperlocal delivery services for essential goods.

The New Delhi headquartered company has partnered with Bengaluru-based last-mile delivery service platform Shadowfax to facilitate same day and next day deliveries for food, groceries and pharmaceuticals, it said in a statement. 

The service is active in 14 cities, including New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Faridabad, Noida and Gurugram, it said.

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“In such uncertain and challenging times, this will allow sellers to conduct faster deliveries or expedite last-mile delivery to enhance customer experience and maintain profitable business continuity,” Saahil Goel, co-founder and CEO, Shiprocket, said.

While there will be no limit on weight or extra charges for returns, the deliveries will be made only within an 8-km radius of partner stores, the company said. 

“This partnership is a combined offering of technology and logistics service through omnichannel, enabling and empowering retailers, hypermarkets (and) pharmacies having multiple outlets to service customers instantly,” Abhishek Bansal, CEO of Shadowfax, said.

Goel founded Shiprocket with Gautam Kapoor in 2016. The company works with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that operate in the ecommerce sector. The company claims to provide shipments in around 220 countries, have 1.5 lakh sellers on board and work with 15 courier partners.