Snapdeal starts next day delivery service in 104 cities
Snapdeal announced on Thursday that its next day delivery service was made live in 104 cities across India.
Metros, Tier I, Tier II and select tier III cities including smaller cities like Chitradurga, Sirsa, Ongole, Rudrapur, Shimoga, and Salem, among others can avail of this service.
The next day delivery service will be available on an assortment of more than 9.2 lakh products across 450 sub-categories, including electronics, daily needs, health, home-care, among others.
“Powered by its network of 69 fulfilment centres, the service extends Snapdeal’s promise of delivering faster and better to its customers,” the company said in a statement.
Jayant Sood, CEO, said, “Super-fast and reliable deliveries are an essential part of the Snapdeal experience. This service has been designed to offer convenience to customers across the country, of having their purchases delivered to them the very next day of ordering.
Going forward, we will be continuously working with our sellers and brand partners to make additional assortment of products available for next day delivery service.”
To power its next day delivery service, Snapdeal has been working with its 3PL partners to extend capacity and optimize its logistics framework.
To further facilitate this move, Snapdeal linked warehousing, line-haul and last-mile to enable speedier movement of goods, along with a space-blocking agreement with select airline partners, apart from an assured pick-up deal to prioritize next day delivery volumes.
The next day delivery service will be closely monitored through Snapdeal’s supply chain management technology.
The company has also designed a centralized control tower for granular, packet-level visibility, ensuring a frictionless experience from order to delivery.
“Snapdeal is further fine-tuning its promise engine for even more nuanced demand forecasting, better resource allocation and rapid breach management,” the company said in a statement.
Snapdeal had recently piloted a special Plug and Play service that allows its 3PL partners to integrate with its technology framework and manage package movement till the delivery stage.
Other ecommerce websites have already initiated next day delivery services if not ‘same day’ delivery service.
Sites like Amazon, Flipkart and even Indian Gifts Portal that delivers flowers and other gifts have same day delivery service in select cities in India.