Quikr Way to Get Your Package Home
To set up a delivery-truck fleet in logistics push
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.