Gearing up for ‘The Big Billion Days’, Flipkart, India’s leading eCommerce marketplace, today announced an expansion of its supply chain for Large Appliances,with an increase in pincode coverage by 80% in comparison to last year. With this expansion, Flipkart will now be able to deliver large appliances to almost all the serviceable pin-codes, and help cater to the burgeoning demand for large appliances in the country, and increasing its reach especially in tier 2 cities and beyond. With its largest facility for Large Appliances, spread across of 3.5 lakh sq. ft in Bengaluru, Flipkart has increased its delivery capacity by 14X this year, compared to 2018.
To address any apprehensions around large ticket purchases, Flipkart has worked to give a seamless experience by offering an Open Box Delivery option for almost all consumers, assuring that the product is delivered damage free. In the case of a consumer facing an issue, the option of an instant doorstep replacement will be given by Flipkart, without any hassle to the consumer. When large appliances are purchased on Flipkart, the process doesn’t end with the delivery alone. Flipkart’s fastest installation promise comes with a guaranteed installation within 48 hours from the day of delivery in top 50 cities across India.
Speaking about this expansion, Ajay Yadav – Senior Vice President at Flipkart said, “At Flipkart, we understand that people plan their large-ticket purchases for auspicious occasions. This festive season, we are extending our reach to newer regions, aiming to cover almost all the serviceable pin-codes across the country. We are glad that this year, our consumers from Metros to tier 2 cities and beyond, who didn’t have access to a wide range of appliances previously, will be able to shop from our entire product range. Our extensive reach combined with seamless delivery and installation, along with affordable payment constructs, is driving our growth and we look forward to bringing the best offering to all our consumers for The Big Billion Days.”
This expansion is a reflection of Flipkart’s initiative to connect India and Bharat by bringing its seamless purchase and delivery experience to all the parts of the country. This Big Billion Days, consumers in smaller towns will be able to easily access large appliances such as Smart TVs, washing machines and refrigerators, which is witnessing a significant jump in demand. Over the past year, while the demand for Android Smart TVs grew 3X in metros, smaller towns showed impressive growth with a 5X increase in demand. Other products such as water purifiers and air conditioners are also witnessing growth on the back of high awareness on the latest technology.