Paytm has announced to offer same day delivery on products in 20 cities. The company has begun with the deliveries with locally based commerce and will further add more categories to it. Currently, the same day delivery is available on large appliances, mobiles and is already active on the platform. Over INR 20 crore worth of orders in a month are shipped the same day to the customers.
Sellers themselves provide the delivery and installation service while Paytm enables them by training on how to manage online customer expectations and experience.
Paytm claims that it has over 1.2 lakh sellers on their platform out of which over 3000 are sellers who specialize in shipping large appliances locally. Paytm is aiming to add 10,000 more sellers in 50 top cities to spread the reach of O2O commerce further.
Sudhanshu Gupta, Vice President, Paytm, said, “With the same day delivery option and installation managed by sellers being added to the lattice, we are able to cover a critical category of large appliances which cannot be shipped by traditional warehousing models.”
Paytm enables consumers to check whether products are available to from nearby sellers who can ship and service the orders. The consumers have to pay a nominal amount to avail the same day shipping and installation services.