A large number of Indian startups are using the delivery platforms delivered by Amazon and the likes of Ola and Uber to deliver their goods to remote locations in the country, but this week, the company said it is changing the way it does business.
Mountain Express, the world’s biggest logistics provider, said on Tuesday that it would start delivering goods to India on an hourly basis.
The move is in line with a decision taken last year by Amazon Prime, which allows users to book an item at the click of a button.
The move follows the news that Amazon has signed up with a handful of Indian companies to supply products via delivery platforms like Ola, Uber and Flipkart, with a view to driving down the price of goods in the market.
In the process, it has also become the biggest logistics company in India, with about a dozen companies supplying goods in its logistics hub in Bengaluru.
The move is being welcomed by the Indian business community.
A survey conducted by the National Indian Commercial Federation, a trade body, showed that more than half of respondents said they had taken part in the initiative.
“The trend of increasing e-commerce in the region has shown great momentum.
This is a major milestone for us, as we aim to drive a more efficient business for the Indian consumers.
We have already started using the services of Amazon and Ola to deliver our products in India and are looking forward to expanding our network and expanding into the rest of the country,” Mountain Express said in a statement.
In an e-mailed statement, Amazon said the move will boost the company’s logistics network.
On the other hand, Uber has also said it will start delivering in India on a daily basis in the near future.
Last week, Amazon announced that it was rolling out a new delivery service in India that will see a slew of new services and a number of new brands joining the ranks.
The company said that Amazon will now offer its delivery service to customers who live in Delhi and Mumbai.
“We have been partnering with Indian startups to offer the delivery service.
This will help our ecosystem to be more efficient,” the company added.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday signed an order with the government to set up a mobile app that will allow people to book items at a convenient time.
India’s economy has become increasingly reliant on the e-tailers, and the ecommerce sector has become the main driver of growth for the country.
Amazon is one of the world leaders in e-retail, and it has grown by 30 per cent in India over the last year.