Rapid Delivery solutions: Logistics at its best
When it comes to the entire ecosystem of the e-commerce that has found its place in India in the past few years, if there is any entity that should be termed as the superhero without the cape, the Logistic sector would win it, hands down.As per the latest industry reports, the supply chain management industry is set to grow exponentially owing to the fact that the e-commerce industry which is hugely dependent on the logistics sector would be tuning into a 30 percent of the total retail chain of the country as opposed to the previous 9 percent.
Speaking of all the logistic and supply chain solutions’ operating in the country as of today, Rapid Delivery has definitely made its presence felt among its rivals for its targeted and professional approach to providing the last mile solution for any e-commerce related logistical conundrum.
In a short while since its inception with a very small seed fund, Rapid Delivery has proven that the key to providing the last mile, end-to-end services is all about getting proper read on the market and optimized resource allocation. Read on to find out how this Mumbai based company has gone on to change the face of the supply chain management sector.
Strategic planning when it comes to fund usage, and deriving maximum benefit from the resources has been one of the many winning points of the Rapid delivery. Quite candidly, it is rare to find Logistics Companies who are meticulous when it comes to resource usage at their disposal.
Chirpy Birdy: What is Rapid Delivery? Please elaborate the commercial potential?
Rapid Delivery: Rapid Delivery is First & Last Mile Logistic Solution Focused in the E-commerce Domain that aims to solve Challenges via a Tech Driven Approach. Our array of services with a commercial potential would be:
2.Cash on Delivery
Chirpy Birdy: We would love to have an insight of what have you done so far?
Rapid Delivery: 1.Structured and End to End Supply Chain in Mumbai City (within Octroi Limits)
2.Fulfill 1000 Shipments per Day within 3 Months of Operation.
- Developed Trace System for Supply Chain Flow and Management.
- Developed an Android App for Delivery Executives to provide Last Mile Visibility
Chirpy Birdy: What is the plan going forward?
Rapid Delivery: 1. Scale to Navi Mumbai & Thane
- Strengthen the IT infrastructure.
- Be one of the leading E-commerce Players in Mumbai
- Increased brand visibility and presence in the market.
Chirpy Birdy: What are the Problems you aim to Solve?
Rapid Delivery: The E-commerce Industry Faces 2 problems largely:
– High Return Rate (RTO Shipments)
-High Reverse Rate
We aim to solve this issue with a tech approach with our live tracking solution.
Chirpy Birdy: What is this “Real Time Tracking”? Why would it work?
Rapid Delivery: We have developed an Algorithm/Prototype that will allow the End Customer to track the Delivery Executive right until the delivery has been completed. Customer will be able to login and also reschedule the delivery or leave special instructions.
This will be of great importance because today the RTO (return to Origin) rate of E-commerce shipments is really high. A large portion of RTO can be directly or indirectly linked to irregularities in the supply chain management practices that are followed in the rest of the industry. Our goal is to bring down the number significantly for our clients who rely on us for fast and efficient deliveries of goods and commodities. The stability of the e-commerce sector in India is hugely dependent on the logistics model that is being followed in the industry.
Chirpy Birdy: Coming to the specifics, how easy is it to use your services as, we believe, it is one of the concerns of the clients as well as the customers you interact with on a daily basis?
Rapid Delivery: With the use of technology we have made the Process for Booking Shipments fully automated. With a single click the pickup is scheduled and our executive will pick the shipment from the vendor location.
Chirpy Birdy: There must be some Service Provider somewhere trying to do something similar?
Rapid Delivery: 1.Swiggy: Food based Delivery Service Providing End to End Tracking
2.E-kart: Allows clients to Reschedule the Shipment.
Chirpy Birdy: Are you planning to launch in new cities?
Rapid Delivery: We Plan on spreading our Network in Multiple Cities. However, currently our aim is to strengthen our foothold in Mumbai.
Truly, after this interaction one is sure to feel the conviction, confidence and a dab hand the professionals at Rapid Delivery has, over the various supply chain challenges. With their effective use of resources and their own mettle, Rapid Delivery would surely be making some huge changes to the e-commerce and supply chain sector in the time to come.