FlipKart assures next day delivery for a small fee

Bangalore, December 12, 2013: The largest e-commerce platform in India -- Flipkart.com has launched a next day guaranteed delivery service for customers. With this service, called ‘In-a-day Guarantee’, customers in select cities can place their orders before 6 pm on one day and get it delivered by the next working day. All they need to do is pay an additional shipping fee of Rs. 90 per item.

This service has initially been launched in Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad and will soon be scaled to more cities.

Says Ravi Vora, Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Flipkart.com: “We have had a lot of customers requesting urgent deliveries, for reasons ranging from occasion-led gifts to pre-travel shopping. But given the large volumes that we handle it wasn’t feasible to address them on a case-to-case basis. We have now built the capability into our supply-chain and can now offer it as a guaranteed feature. This value-added service is available to consumers who need it – making online shopping a viable option even for last-minute purchases. We hope this will further accelerate the adoption of e-commerce in the country.”

Flipkart.com has been operational since 2007 and offers products across 17+ categories.