Logistics service startup Pidge on Thursday announced that it is looking to have 1,500 delivery staff on its payroll by the end of this year to cater to the increased demand and expand its services to other cities including the financial capital.
The on-demand delivery start-up, has completed one year of its operations in the Delhi-NCR region and is currently catering to big names like Taj Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, The Big Chill Café, Pet Sutra, The Wishing Chair, Miam Patisserie, Pharma Rack.
The company which claims to have completed two lakh deliveries so far, at present have over 400 trained delivery executives (on payroll). It is growing its workforce at 10-15 per cent every week and aims to have a strong team of 1,500 such personnel by the end of this year to support its growing demand and ensure seamless experience during the festive season, it said.
Pidge which is currently operational across Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad, claims to be the only on-demand, instant delivery and radius-free service available.
Now, as the company expands, Mumbaikars will also soon be able to enjoy this radius free and secure service starting across Mumbai, Pune, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Panvel and Thane.
“Given the overwhelming response that we’ve seen in just a year of our operations, owing to safe and reliable delivery by dedicated and well-trained delivery staff, even during the pandemic, we are confident to speed up our expansion plans and chart new growth. We will continue to hire people on the company payroll, continuing to give them an opportunity to grow and enjoy insurance benefits like white-collar professionals.”~ Ratnesh Verma, Founder, Pidge
He further added, “Mumbai was the obvious choice after Delhi-NCR region, given the similar dynamics complexities. We are excited and optimistic that we’ll be able to delight businesses and consumers in Mumbai the same way as we did in Delhi and NCR region.”
The company said that in addition to Mumbai, it also plans to expand to Jaipur and Ahmedabad followed by cities in south India in the near future.
As per the company, it is seeing as much as 300 per cent growth quarter-on-quarter since its inception with over 120 per cent cumulative monthly average growth in transactions.