Ecom Express Private Limited, a leading end-to-end ecommerce logistics solutions provider, today announced a major round of expansion by adding over 6000 more Pin Codes in its services and strengthening reach in the entire states of Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar and West Bengal as part of its full-state coverage programme. Ecom Express takes the total pin code coverage to more than 17000 entrenching its leadership position in the ecommerce logistics industry in terms of reach. Ecommerce companies will now have access to a broader reach of 750 million people, around 60 per cent of the total population, through existing and expanded newer geographies served by Ecom Express, thereby empowering the industry in fulfilling the burgeoning consumer demand and aspirations in the rural landscape.
As part of the spread, Ecom Express has opened over 600 Delivery Centers and 10 Hubs to cater to the large consumer base in rural and remote locations of these five states. This is in addition to the Company’s existing 1200 Delivery Centres and 30 Hubs pan-India. This unbeatable logistics coverage will not only enhance Ecom Express’ ability to serve the logistics needs of the industry, but will also drive employment generation in hinterlands.
Commenting on the announcement, T.A. Krishnan, Co-founder and CEO – Ecom Express Private Limited said, “It is extremely difficult for ecommerce companies to reach the interiors of India where demand is picking up. While it is relatively easy to cover the Metros and Tier-I cities, expanding logistics coverage to smaller towns and villages will always remain a challenge and we have been very successful in putting sustainable solutions around this. Our strategy is to rapidly increase our footprint in interior locations to drive ecommerce volume growth. We are looking to implement full-coverage in another five states by the end of the year taking it to a total of 17 States.”
He added, “For the past 4 years, we have been consistently and strategically expanding, building the scale, investing in infrastructure, technology and automation tools around the business in ensuring operational leverages and sustainable unit economics. As a reliable logistics partner, all that we are doing is building capabilities in offering end-to-end logistics solutions for the Industry with deeper engagement and collaboration in driving the ecosystem growth.”
Ecom Express has brought to the marketplace unique and innovative practices. One of them being the full-state coverage programme which was initiated in the year 2016 with the objective of opening doors for ecommerce in remote and rural locations of India, while offering rural consumers with greater opportunities emerging out of an e-commerce proposition. This expansion follows the earlier full-state coverage in Delhi, Haryana, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, which was completed last year.
Prior to this announcement, Ecom Express coverage extended to 90 percent of the total households in nearly 1200 towns and cities in India and currently delivers more than 200,000 orders on a daily basis. The Company is poised to service over 20,000 pin codes covering more near 3,000 towns and cities over the next 2 years.