Flipkart Wholesale will operate a 1 lakh square feet fulfillment center in Bilaspur, Gurugram to better serve kiranas with delivery directly to their shops. With this, the company said, today it supports over 6,500 employment opportunities pan-India, since its launch in September, and will continue to boost job creation this year as well.
To begin with, the grocery category will be available to retailers in Gurugram who can order products from the Flipkart Wholesale app. The expansion to other parts of the National Capital Region and subsequently other cities will take place over the next few months, the company said.
“We are very excited to add the grocery category on our platform and believe this will be a game-changer for kiranas and small retailers who can now leverage technology to order products online with convenience and grow their businesses. With this launch, we will also boost MSME suppliers and give regional grocery brands a fillip through a pan-India supply chain integration. By leveraging the strong merchandising experience and brand relationships of our Best Price cash-and-carry business, we are confident that Flipkart Wholesale will prove to be a catalyst in the growth and prosperity of kiranas and MSMEs who are the backbone of India’s retail ecosystem,” said Adarsh Menon, Senior Vice President, and Head – Flipkart Wholesale.
According to the company, Flipkart Wholesale customers will have access to an easy credit facility to manage cash flow, a wide range of Flipkart assured products, simple and convenient order returns, and speedy product delivery directly to their shops with an easy order tracking facility. They will also be able to leverage micro-market level B2B and B2C insights from the Flipkart ecosystem to better understand customer demands specific to their area so that they can buy and sell the right products.
Flipkart Wholesale app currently offers clothing and footwear across 23 cities in the country.