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Flipkart partners 50K stores to boost delivery

Flipkart on Wednesday said it has onboarded over 50,000 kirana shops to strengthen its supply chain and delivery capabilities ahead of the upcoming festive season.

In preparation for the festive season and the ‘Big Billion Days’ sale, Flipkart has significantly expanded its kirana onboarding programme to make deliveries in over 850 cities, a statement said.

“With over 50,000 kirana stores onboard, we aim to provide a fast and personalised e-commerce experience to millions of consumers while creating opportunities for digital upskilling and additional income for kiranas,” it added.

E-commerce companies see a large chunk of their business coming in during the festive sales and they make significant investments ahead of time to ramp up capacity to be able to handle the spike in orders.