Post Date : August 20, 2020
Electric mobility startup ZYPP on Wednesday announced the successful delivery of more than 5 lakh shipments for its customers in the last 4 months since the outbreak of COVID-19. ZYPP has partnered with top e-commerce and e-grocery companies like Amazon, Big Basket, Future Group, Flipkart, Spencers, and many more hyperlocal merchants and helped them deliver essentials to their end customers’ homes.
The Gurgaon-based startup formerly known as Mobycy was established in 2017 by Akash Gupta and Rashi Agarwal. The start-up has raised a Pre-Series A funding from IAN Fund late in 2019 and has close to 1000 e-scooters running on the busy streets of Gurgaon, Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad.
With its primary focus on last-mile delivery service, ZYPP has additionally taken several initiatives to ensure the safety of riders / the delivery executives whom they call as Zypp Pilots.
“eGrocery is growing at 30% CAGR in India and this is pre-COVID growth. Now, post-COVID-19, last-mile delivery is touching a new inflexion point and we at ZYPP Electric are able to provide up to 20% savings to our customers on every delivery which is huge savings at scale in the logistics eco-system. ZYPP Electric is here to disrupt the last mile ecosystem and would try and target 100% of last-mile logistics to go electric by 2025 which is what Delhi EV policy also suggests. ZYPP has worked aggressively in the last 12 months to build the fleet, the infra, the tech, has a network of trained riders and also all key partners already working with us. Hence, COVID-19 has acted as the moment of demonetization for last-mile deliveries.”~ Akash Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of ZYPP Electric Mobility
“BigBasket is committed to providing best possible services to customers and ensuring that deliveries are done in an environmentally sustainable yet timely manner. It is towards this end that we have partnered with ZYPP to enable last-mile delivery services. We look forward to a long-term partnership and ensuring that bigbasketeers get the best of customer experience without any hassles.”~ KB Nagaraju, Chief Customer Experience Officer, BigBasket,
Even during these unprecedented times when companies were laying off employees or doing pay-cut, ZYPP Electric ensured 100% salary to their ground staff and also has been hiring the right candidates to grow the last mile delivery value chain.
The electric mobility startup aims to further strengthen its delivery and hyperlocal business and serve many more customers in the run who are wanting to move D2C or from Offline to Online (O2O) business models. Currently functional in 4 cities, ZYPP is also looking at going deeper into the existing markets and expanding to new 6-8 cities where there’s enormous demand coming in and become the largest e-delivery player in India.