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Connect India plans to transform e-commerce delivery mode
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Aug '15
E-commerce logistics firm Connect India has announced the launch its service across the country. The firm said it is in talks with e-tailers, including Flipkart, to enhance its delivery and distribution.

At the launch in Bengaluru, Connect India founder L R Sridhar told the media, “"We have done a pilot project with e-commerce giant Amazon in Punjab, but most of the top line and small e-commerce companies are interested to work with us. We are talking to all big players including Flipkart."

Sridhar has an ambitious plan to create a robust pan India last mile delivery network, covering over 25000 pin codes connecting all the metro, million plus population cities, 8000 plus small towns and create outreach to 500,000 villages.

He said e-commerce delivery capabilities and access to e-commerce platforms are available to a marginal 5,000-6,000 pin codes by private players, while Indian post provides access to over 19,000 pin codes.

"Connect India's robust platform will have the capacity to create hyperlocal distribution centres of 1x1 Sq Km and will connect rural India with urban India. This is where Connect India will be a game changer in the logistics sector," he said.

Social impact venture capital firm Aavishkaar has invested Rs 32 crore in the company.

Sridhar said the company targets to appoint over 50,000 last mile delivery entrepreneurs as Connect India Centers (CICs), who in turn will provide employment to more than 200,000 delivery associates or 'Customer Connect Associates' from their local communities in the next three years. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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