Shiprocket announces free shipping service for essential supplies as a relief measure of COVID-19

India is currently facing a massive, devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and countless NGOs and non-profit organisations are leaving no stone unturned to bring essential items to those in need by providing on-ground assistance.

Against this backdrop, Shiprocket, a leading tech-enabled logistics aggregation platform, has launched a free shipping service as a relief measure, where the platform will be providing free shipping of essential items for NGOs and non-profit organisations that are looking for assistance.

Organisations working to deliver items such as groceries, vital medication, medical equipment, and personal protective gear will be eligible to avail Shiprocket’s free shipping services to supply the goods to hospitals or those in need.

Available in all the cities across the country, the service has a 4-step registration process. NGOs and non-profit organisations that wish to register will have to first fill in the request form post, download the Shiprocket app, and complete the KYC registration. Consequently, post-verification, 10,000 shipping credits will be added into the organization’s account that can be used to avail free shipping.

Speaking on the new development, Saahil Goel, Co-Founder, and CEO of Shiprocket said in a company statement, “Curently, India is going through a turbulent time. We must understand the gravity of the situation and do our bit to help those in need. We are delighted to announce that Shiprocket has launched free shipping services for NGOs and non-profit organisations that are looking to deliver COVID-19 essentials to those in need. Apart from free shipping, we will also be offering any logistical assistance that these organizations require to ensure that the goods reach their respective destinations safely. We hope the country recovers from this crisis, soon.”

Registered organisations will be required to submit the company PAN Card and Company Incorporation Certificate/12A Certificate as part of the verification process. All the shipments will be shipped in adherence to the Government of India’s COVID-19 shipping guidelines.

Shiprocket is India’s largest e-commerce shipping and enablement platform for SMBs. The technology powers shipping and fulfilment for SMEs, D2C retailers, and social commerce sellers in India.

With 20 courier partners on board, the brand enables pan-India as well as international shipping deliveries. Its shipping solutions are available across 26,000 pin codes within India and 220 countries across the world.

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