Flipkart is looking at strengthening its grocery supply chain infrastructure across India by opening five new fulfillment centres over the next three months.
With the addition of over 800,000 sq ft of space through these fulfillment centres, the e-commerce firm will be bringing ease of online grocery shopping to more users across the country.
Flipkart Grocery provides more than 7,000 products across 200 categories, ranging from daily household supplies, staples, snacks, and beverages, to confectionery, and personal care.
Flipkart’s present grocery fulfillment centre network is spread across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad, among other cities. These centres serve close to 64,000 daily orders.
Smrithi Ravichandran, Vice-President (Grocery), Flipkart, said, “During these challenging times, e-commerce has emerged as a safe means for making purchases. Customer safety is at the centre of Flipkart group’s efforts and our new grocery supply chain infrastructure will help us serve more customers in the country who can order daily essentials seamlessly and avail of contactless delivery. We are also continuously engaging with brand and marketplace partners to ensure stock availability across the country.”
In April, Flipkart also expanded its hyperlocal service ‘Flipkart Quick’ to six new cities, including Delhi, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Noida, Hyderabad, and Pune, to provide consumers access to order daily essentials like fruits and vegetables and to enable 90-minute delivery.