Delhi-based on demand logistics startup Qikship has raised $200,000 in an angel round of funding. The raised funding will be used by the startup to build next generation technology for simplifying the logistics and create technology packed solutions, expansion to Gurgaon and Delhi, hiring people in sales & Operations, Tech and pickup agents.
The startup was founded by Vikrant Pathak, Ex IES (IIT Delhi & HEC Paris) and Gaurav Tyagi, Ex Zomato Sales head India in September 2015. It is an app/web based on-demand logistics platform enables users to ship anything anywhere from the comfort of home/office. Qikship provides free pick up and packaging to the customers.
The company claims that its logistics fleet is well equipped with technology and reaches user within 45 minutes. Once a customer places a shipment request, app gives the notification about the estimated delivery of the shipment to destinations with full point to point tracking on the app.
Currently the startup is doing 300-400 shipments per day with an average ticket size of Rs. 200/-. Major part of its business comes from online sellers and SMEs. Qikship has a team of 50 people that includes 30 pickup agents. It plans to hire 150 pickup agent in next two months to establish its operation in Delhi and Gurgaon initially and reach per day transaction of 3000- 3500.
Qikship’s vision is to ensure a high quality service and build a loyal customer base. For that Pickup agents are selected based on strict background check to ensure the safety. The startup’s Android and iOS apps solves daily courier problems for consumers and its in-house softwares does the same for enterprises.
Other players which operating in the space are Parcelled which raised $5 million from Delhivery and Tracxn Labs in October 2015 and Opinio had secured $7 million in its Series A funding from logistics company, Delhivery, Sands Capital and Accel Partners in the same month.