eCommerce startup InfiBeam, today announced the launch of its new service named Shipdroid, which is aimed at healing the logistical headache faced by online merchants in India.
Shipdroid is a SaaS platform that enables e-commerce merchants to integrate with host of courier service providers in India on the single platform while maintaining uniformity of entire logistics and fulfillment process. It has reach of 20,000 pincodes in 600 cities across the nation, one of the biggest reach by a single logistic partner.
The company has been testing Shipdroid service since last few months and many merchants have already signed-up to use Shipdroid. Merchants can choose from a variety of cost-based service-plans depending on their needs and mode of delivery. It will also allow merchants to opt for surface, rail or air mode. Merchants can opt for express delivery time or regular delivery time.
Speaking about Shipdroid, Sachin Dalal, Co-founder and Head of Logistics Platform, Infibeam, said,
As part of our e-commerce solutions offering, we at Infibeam are proud to extend our vast expertise in logistics as a technology platform for all e-commerce merchants. This is a big step forward in streamlining e-commerce experience for all marketplace sellers for whom logistics is the most challenging and costly part of selling online.
Shipdroid is a good option for small merchants who’re selling on e-commerce marketplaces as they will get access to lower pricing for shipping products.
Interestingly, Infibeam is looking to go for an IPO, which would quite probably mark a first, as far as Indian e-commere start-ups are concerned. Flipkart has had its own IPO plans for quite some time now, but that IPO isn’t coming in India. Certain media reports have hinted towards a U.S. IPO, though nothing has been confirmed regarding the same.
India’s e-commerce industry had an immensely successful run last year. Flipkart raised in the vicinity of $2 Billion through three huge funding rounds. Amazon too promised to infuse in a staggering $2 Billion into its Indian arm. Snapdeal also got a good backing through SoftBank, when it raised in excess of $600 Million for its e-Commerce platform.