India’s largest online marketplace Snapdeal has announced the option for the next day delivery for over five million products.
These five million products are stocked within its 69 SD+ (Snapdeal Plus) centers, spanning more than three million sq feet and spread over 25 cities across India. Snapdeal’s Next Day Delivery network is present in 104 cities and expanding fast.
Snapdeal launched its SD+ centers in 2014, and has scaled them to a robust 69 fulfillment centers, which have a peak capacity to handle over 14 million products.
In July 2016, Snapdeal opened six new mega logistics hubs in NCR Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Kolkata to store stocks closer to the large consumption centers in the country.
Every product shipped from SD+ centers are thoroughly checked and go through an x-ray scan in cases of sealed products like electronics.
“Next Day Delivery is a key preference driver for our consumers and through the five million+ stocked products across our nationwide network, we can now provide next day delivery in 104 cities while ensuring significant quality checks for each product,” said Chief Customer Experience Officer Snapdeal, Jayant Sood.
The SD+ centers provide complete solution for all the logistics needs, including warehousing, packaging and tracking of shipments for sellers at a nominal cost. This service has tremendously helped small and medium sized sellers to rapidly scale their business in a cost efficient manner.
They are also able to fulfill orders faster without any operational hassles, since orders are packed and shipped within two hours from SD + centers ensuring faster deliveries.
All goods shipped through SD+ are screened, packed in tamper proof packaging and bar coded for end to end tracking during their journey to the consumers. Currently, more than 80 percent of Snapdeal’s sales are shipped through these centers.