Shiprocket expands delivery capabilities with 3 new fulfilment centres

With the increasing popularity of online shopping and doorstep deliveries in the post-pandemic world, the demand for 1-day and 2-day deliveries is on the rise.

Amazon has phenomenally transformed the delivery experience by reducing the delivery time to next-day. Shiprocket has adapted to the changing trends in customer expectations and has gradually become the leading tech-enabled logistics management and fulfilment platform for D2C eCommerce brands that sell on independent websites and marketplaces alike.

Staying true to their commitment to faster deliveries, they have launched 3 new warehouse hubs across major cities including Surat, Jaipur, and Guwahati to expand the 1-day and 2-day delivery network, becoming the first platform in the D2C enablement sector to do so. Shiprocket already has 5 other fulfilment centres in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Gurgaon.

Shiprocket has increased its capacity to efficiently process 35,000 orders per day, with a storage capacity of 1.5 million units. At present, 20% of the orders have been delivered within a day and 45% of them have been delivered within 2 days.

The categories in most demand for speedy deliveries were health and food products comprising over 41%, beauty and accessories consisting of nearly 26%, fashion which accounts for over 14%, and home décor that comprises over 11%. Other categories made for 8% of the 1-day, 2-day deliveries. Out of the total orders, more than 66% of them fall under the Cash on Delivery category while nearly 34% of them are Prepaid.

Saahil Goel, CEO, and Co-Founder of Shiprocket said, “We take immense pride in announcing that Shiprocket Fulfilment has launched 3 new warehouse hubs to enable 1-day, 2-day deliveries and now we have a robust network of 8 active warehouse hubs across the country in major locations, thereby becoming the first-of-its-kind platform to do so. Our fulfilment centres are easily accessible to small and medium businesses who want to enhance the efficiency of their fulfilment operations. These centres can also scale up orders to 90,000 per day with a storage capacity of 2.5 million units and provide error-free order processing with up to 99.99% accuracy. We are planning to launch additional 5 warehouse hubs by the end of this year to increase the order processing capacity and further reduce this delivery time.”

Shiprocket’s new fulfilment centres will prove beneficial for businesses especially amidst the ongoing pandemic and lockdowns as they would be able to store inventory in proximity to buyers in thoroughly equipped fulfilment centres and fulfill orders efficiently. A major advantage, outsourcing warehousing operations will make it easier for businesses to not only sustain during these trying times but also offer seamless shopping experiences to their customers, thereby increasing retention and building scalable ventures of their own.

Shiprocket is currently working on incorporating advanced features to assist merchants with their inventory forecasting and demand planning through predictive AI, thereby eliminating the challenge of last-minute stock-outs.

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