Walmart-owned Flipkart on Wednesday announced its extension of last-mile reach to more than 3,000 delivery hubs across the country prior to the festive season in order to facilitate fast and efficient e-commerce experience to consumers.
This will also help lakhs of sellers, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and artisans from smaller towns and semi-urban towns to connect with pan-India consumer base through Flipkart’s supply chain.
Flipkart added over 3.4 million square feet space across supply chain assets including wish fulfilment centres, mother hubs and delivery centres throughout the country.
Fulfilment centres or FCs are large warehouses where sellers could store their products which are accordingly checked, packed and shipped to the sortation centres.
Here, shipments are sorted based on their pin codes and are sent accordingly to the respective delivery hubs closer to customers.
Delivery hubs are considered as the last leg of the supply chain spread that enable faster deliveries to the customers.
These are usually in range of 300-6,000 sq ft. And contribute to massive scale creation of direct and indirect employment.
In addition to this, the total warehousing space for Flipkart now counts over 18 million sq ft. in addition to lakhs of square feet assets from partner brands.
Flipkart previously announced onboarding of 50,000 Kirana across the country to initiate and manage increased in orders occurs during festive seasons.
The pandemic has undoubtly accelerated expansion of our supply chain across the country, particularly smaller cities, to meet growing demands for e-commerce services, Flipkart senior vice-president, Ekart and Marketplace, Amitesh Jha said.
Further he added that “The growth of e-commerce over the next few years, and this expansion would enable us to connect millions of consumers across the country with lakhs of sellers and artisans in a fast and efficient manner”.
Written By- Mousami jena
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