India's last-mile delivery market is set to touch a market size of $6-7 billion by 2024, moving in a similar direction to markets like China and the US where the penetration has reached more than 10 percent
India's last-mile delivery constitutes FMCG, e-commerce, retail, and other categories. Of these, FMCG constitutes the highest followed by e-commerce, according to a report by Bengaluru-based market research firm RedSeer.
"In the e-commerce sector, logistics is divided between captive and third-party logistics (3PL). The overall e-commerce shipments have grown from 817 million shipments in 2018 to 1,364 million shipments last year, and is expected to grow over 5,000 million by 2025," said Kanishka Mohan, a Director with RedSeer.
The overall road logistics constitutes nearly 8 percent of the overall GDP of the country, across the value creation cycle The road logistics contributes the highest in the overall logistics market.
"Road logistics is a market size of $240 billion with 75 percent share of the overall market size," Mohan said in a statement.
It is divided between Intracity and intercity logistics.
Intra-city logistics, which includes the last-mile delivery, is the movement of goods within 200 km (one side), with a round trip of fewer than 24 hours, and a load of fewer than 5 tonnes.
"It currently represents about 18 percent of the overall logistics. In the intra-city segment, the market is dominated by players like Porter, LetsTransport, Blowhorn, and Lynk," the report showed.
Logistics have remained a backbone for many industries and over the years have enhanced its technology-based offerings to suit various sectors and their needs.
Today, the larger market is divided based on roads, warehousing, and other transport, the report said.