Flipkart and Myntra in combine have charted out plans to leverage common, nearly a year after their merger. Both the firms have started consolidating parts of their supply chain starting with warehouses.
"The technology stack will remain separate even in the future but it does not make sense to have two warehouses when you can do with one," said a source on condition of anonymity.
While currently dealing with over 8 million shipments a month, Flipkart, is targeting ten times the shipments a month by 2017-18. The firm is likely to focus on it’s own logistics and delivery resources on making returns cheaper and smoother.
"In market place, as ecommerce organisations keep onboarding multiple vendors, there is massive scope for supply chain and logistics optimisation, specifically on the first mile and last mile logistics," said Alvis Lazarus, a Bengaluru-based supply chain and ecommerce expert.
According to industry watchers, generally to deliver a package weighing about half a kilogram, it takes anywhere between Rs 38-115. The cost doubles in case a customer returns the product.