Quikr Way to Get Your Pack­age Home

To set up a de­liv­ery-truck fleet in lo­gis­tics push

The Economic Times - - Disruption: - Aditi.Shri­vas­tava1 @times­group.com

Ben­galuru: Clas­si­fied’s por­tal Quikr has launched its own lo­gis­tics arm in a bid to en­hance cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence and cre­ate new rev­enue streams be­yond just ad­ver­tis­ing alone. The Tiger Global-backed com­pany will set up a fleet of de­liv­ery trucks as part of the newly-launched lo­gis­tics ser­vices, which fa­cil­i­tates price ne­go­ti­a­tions, pay­ment, pickup and de­liv­ery of sec­ond-hand goods traded on its plat­form. “Peo­ple come to Quikr to buy and sell, our lo­gis­tics ca­pa­bil­i­ties help us get in the mid­dle of th­ese trans­ac­tions,” said Pranay Chulet, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Quikr, who ex­pects in-house de­liv­ery to ac­count for half of all busi­ness for the lo­gis­tics unit. “We will start charg­ing com­mis­sion from con­sumers for the ser­vice,” he told ET.

The lo­gis­tics ser­vice will be avail­able in 25 cities. The Ben­galu­rubased com­pany also plans to set up ware­hous­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties wher­ever needed. How­ever, most of Quikr’s trans­ac­tions are within the city so stor­age and ware­hous­ing do not come much in play, ac­cord­ing to Chulet.

So far, the com­pany has mostly used the ser­vices of ecom­merce lo­gis­tics provider Del­hivery to ful­fill its lo­gis­tics.

This move by Quikr to set up its own lo­gis­tics net­work, matches with the strat­egy adopted by top ecom­merce com­pa­nies like Flip­kart, Ama­zon and Snapdeal.

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