Delhivery and Xpressbees adapt to growing quick-commerce demand

Third-party logistics (3PL) firms Delhivery and Xpressbees are expanding their services beyond traditional e-commerce orders to cater to the burgeoning quick-commerce sector. Platforms like Swiggy Instamart, Blinkit, and Zepto are driving this shift, as reported by The Economic Times (ET).

Gurgaon-based Delhivery, India’s largest 3PL firm, has begun managing larger warehouses for Swiggy Instamart, which supply smaller dark stores or fulfillment centers within city limits. Similarly, Pune-based Xpressbees is in talks with multiple players to enter the quick-commerce segment, sources familiar with the matter told ET.

“As quick commerce continues to grow, logistics players are recognising the opportunity while platforms require robust logistics infrastructure and expertise,” a source told ET.

The report highlights that companies like Zepto are redesigning their mother warehouses to accommodate a broader range of products. Delhivery’s partnership with Swiggy Instamart aims to expand further, facilitating the movement of various stock-keeping units (SKUs) as top players diversify their offerings.

Xpressbees, which already collaborates with several e-commerce and direct-to-consumer brands, is exploring opportunities in this growing sector. “Xpressbees will also handle some of the heavy lifting in warehouse management,” another informed source told ET.