India’s popular online shopping website, Flipkart has followed Amazon India by launching one-day delivery service in select cities. Users from Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad will be able to get guaranteed deliveries the next day of the order. But for the fast delivery they have to pay Rs. 90 extra, which is Rs. 9 cheaper than Amazon India rate.
We have had a lot of customers requesting urgent deliveries, for reasons ranging from occasion-led gifts to pre-travel shopping. But given the large volumes that we handle it wasn’t feasible to address them on a case-to-case basis.
We have now built the capability into our supply-chain and can now offer it as a guaranteed feature. This value-added service is available to consumers who need it – making online shopping a viable option even for last-minute purchases. We hope this will further accelerate the adoption of e-commerce in the country.