Flipkart stated its hyperlocal service, dubbed Flipkart Fast, can even promote cell phones and stationery objects, taking it a step additional than present quick-delivery companies which primarily provide simply groceries.
Flipkart Fast will debut in choose areas in Bengaluru, the corporate stated, with out specifying a launch date.
The brand new service places Flipkart extra immediately in competitors with Amazon and Alibaba-backed BigBasket, each of which supply fast deliveries of groceries. Bengaluru-based Flipkart can even go up towards grocery supply upstart JioMart, backed by Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani.
Google-backed Dunzo and Naspers-backed Swiggy additionally provide grocery deliveries in India, and the service may very well be profitable for corporations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which is making extra Indians order important objects corresponding to groceries on-line.
“Midway by means of the 12 months of the pandemic, provide chains have remodeled drastically,” Flipkart stated in an announcement. “The hyperlocal class, recognized for being a comfort for a lot of, has now emerged to be a long-term important service for the nation.”
Final week, Flipkart stated it had acquired Walmart‘s native cash-and-carry enterprise in an effort to strengthen its wholesale choices to mom-and-pop-stores.