As online shopping and doorstep deliveries emerges in the post-pandemic world, the demand for 1-day and 2-day deliveries is on the rise. E-commerce giants have phenomenally transformed the delivery experience by reducing the delivery time to next-day.
Shiprocket, which has also quickly adapted the changing trends, has 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.
It 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 demands 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.
We take immense pride in announcing that Shiprocket Fulfillment 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 fulfillment centers are easily accessible to small and medium businesses who want to enhance the efficiency of their fulfillment operations. These centers 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.”~ Saahil Goel, CEO, and Co-Founder of Shiprocket
The 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 fulfil 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.