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Quikr Launches Internal Logistics Capabilities for Quikr Doorstep

Sangeetha Chengappa Bengaluru | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on April 20, 2016

File Photo of Pranay Chulet, founder and CEO of Quikr India Pvt Ltd.   -  Business Line

Rolls out its own operations including fleet of trucks for Doorstep deliveries in Bangalore

Cross category classifieds business, Quikr has augmented Quikr Doorstep with the rollout of its own operational capabilities including its own fleet of delivery trucks. Starting with Bengaluru first, the fleet will help fulfil delivery of C2C (consumer to consumer) transactions from its platform and will work in parallel with its external logistics partners to address increasing consumer demand.

To organise the C2C transactions market by facilitating price negotiations, payment, pickup and delivery, Quikr recently launched Doorstep. It is the only platform to offer end to end solution for all steps of C2C transactions across the country. Doorstep helps buyers and sellers negotiate in real time via Quikr’s messaging platform and provide an option to complete the entire transaction online.

Elaborating on the decision to bring logistics in-house, Pranay Chulet, Founder & CEO, Quikr said, “As an industry leader, we realised that we need to complete the C2C transaction loop in order to bring convenience to our consumers. A key part of this is to offer a seamless way for consumers to move goods around. It's not an easy problem to solve because, unlike e-commerce, it involves two separate consumer touch points instead of one. But that's precisely wherein the opportunity to bring convenience to the consumers lies and we feel we owe it to them. Operational capabilities are an important piece of this puzzle, and we decided to bring this piece in house in order to have full control over the consumer experience.”

Since the launch of Quikr Doorstep, across mobile phones, electronics & appliances, household furniture and other such products, Quikr has witnessed 100 per cent growth month on month in the first 6 months in the transactions happening on its platform.

Published on April 20, 2016
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