Flipkart stated on Tuesday it plans to supply 90-minute deliveries for groceries and residential equipment, because the Walmart-owned on-line retailer goes face to face with Amazon.com Inc in a key development marketplace for e-commerce.
Flipkart stated its hyperlocal service, dubbed Flipkart Fast, can even promote cellphones and stationery gadgets, taking it a step additional than present quick-delivery providers which primarily supply simply groceries.
Flipkart Fast will debut in choose areas in Bengaluru, the corporate stated, with out specifying a launch date.
The brand new service places Flipkart extra instantly in competitors with Amazon and Alibaba-backed BigBasket, each of which supply fast deliveries of groceries. Bengaluru-based Flipkart can even go up in opposition to grocery supply upstart JioMart, backed by Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani.
Google-backed Dunzo and Naspers-backed Swiggy additionally supply grocery deliveries in India, and the service may very well be profitable for firms in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is making extra Indians order important gadgets corresponding to groceries on-line.
“Midway by way of the yr of the pandemic, provide chains have remodeled drastically,” Flipkart stated in an announcement. “The hyperlocal class, identified for being a comfort for a lot of, has now emerged to be a long-term important service for the nation.”
Final week, Flipkart stated it had acquired Walmart’s native cash-and-carry enterprise in an effort to strengthen its wholesale choices to mom-and-pop-stores.
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