New Delhi, July 5, 2018: Shadowfax, India’s largest last-mile logistics service provider, has initiated WINGS, a convergence programe for small and medium entrepreneurs in the logistics industry.
WINGS will utilise the local or regional entrepreneurs’ untapped delivery capacities to facilitate faster local movement of higher number of orders. This would result in enhanced earnings for the programe participants. Through WINGS, the company plans to assimilate kirana stores, transporters, franchises, DCOs (Driver cum owners) and individual vehicle owners, all those having short-to-mid-range delivery capabilities, on its plug-n-play format platform.
Also, it aims to bridge the gap between supply and demand by bringing everyone together on the Shadowfax platform and reduce supply chain inefficiencies. All individuals as well as businesses with un-utilized logistics resources such as mini trucks or delivery personnel will be the target audience for this programme. Through Wings, Shadowfax expects to deliver 150,000 orders per day up in the next two years up from the initial 15,000 orders planned to be executed per day through this programme.
Says Abhishek Bansal, Founder and CEO Shadowfax: “WINGS represents a great opportunity for integration of businesses. Inclusion of smaller and mid-sized logistics businesses on Shadowfax’s platform will be a game-changer in the last mile delivery business. The program promises increased business opportunities and hence, increased earning potential for all. Our commitment to our clients for the best and fastest delivery will get fulfilled on a greater scale, and those who associate themselves with the program have added advantage of both monetary and exclusive nature....they can learn more about potential markets and how to tap into them, which will help their own business grow. In the end, it is a complete win-win situation for all.”
Shadowfax is also planning offline centres to acquire partners on WINGS and educate everyone on the Shadowfax model and how it can transform the logistics ecosystem of India by bringing various stakeholders closer and reducing inefficiency in systems.
Shadowfax, based in Bangalore, is a brainchild of two IIT Delhi alumni and was started in 2015 with an aim to make instant deliveries a reality in India. Its logistics gateway for businesses, operating on a plug-and-play format, offers an on-demand delivery service platform to its clients. The technology enables customers to make fast, safe and reliable deliveries by instantly connecting them (businesses/e- tailers /retailers) with the company’s extensive network of 30,000+ Delivery Partners spread across 80+ cities and towns in India. The company services wide variety of clients like Dominos, Big Basket, Amazon, PayTM, Flipkart, Myntra, McDonald’s, 1MG, and many others including smaller restaurants, merchants and retailers