Snapdeal Expands Same Day Delivery To 15 Indian Cities
In January of this year Snapdeal had made announcement of their express same day delivery service, but it was launched only in 2 cities of Delhi and Gurgaon.
Now, Snapdeal has extended same day delivery service to 15 Indian cities and named the service “Snapdeal Plus”. This new service not only offers same day delivery, but may deliver the products in as less as 2 hours from the time order is placed. While they do not promise minimum time, the products are shipped anywhere between 2 to 24 hours.
The service is currently available on select products only. To provide “Snapdeal Plus” service they have setup 40 fulfillment centres across 15 Indian cities. It will be extended to over 30 cities by the end of this year.
Rohit Bansal, co-founder and COO Snapdeal.com said “Our vision is to partner with 100,000 sellers in the next 12 months and to create an ecosystem that allows businesses to sell online,”
Currently, there are 1000 sellers on Snapdeal platform who offer the expedited same day delivery service.
Although most of the media houses have reported this development, there is no mention of same from Snapdeal on their website. Snapdeal has also not stated at what cost will this service be offered to consumers. When they launched their pilot same day express delivery it was launched at no extra cost.
Similar same day service by Flipkart and Amazon is offered between Rs. 140 to Rs. 150.
There is no doubt that in Indian ecommerce space, every player is now concentrating on making their logistics more efficient in a bid to make expedited deliveries. Every major player has announced same day or next day deliveries over last few months.
Snapdeal has had an interesting journey since they started 6 years back. They were a full fledged deals site initially and then pivoted into a marketplace in September 2011. Over last 3 years, they have experienced tremendous growth, with as much as 500% percent growth in last 12 months alone.
Last week, Snapdeal raised USD 100 million, which valued them at whopping USD 1 billion.