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Flipkart to open 5 fulfillment centers for grocery business over next 3 months

The Indian E-Commerce giant Flipkart said on Tuesday that it is moving forward to strengthen its grocery supplies in infrastructure across the nation by adding over 8 lakh square feet of space through five new fulfillment centers over the next three months. 

With this move, the marketplace will have a smooth supply of groceries and cover more users across the country.

Currently, the grocery chain of Flipkart offers over 7,000 products across 200 categories ranging from daily household supplies, staples, beverages snacks, personal care, and more. 

The platform of grocery offering is backed by an intuitive user experience through voice-enabled shopping for groceries and other benefits or services. 

The platform is currently offering services across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, and other cities. It serves close to 64000 orders daily. 

“During these challenging times, e-commerce has emerged as a safe means for making purchases. Customer safety is at the center of Flipkart group’s efforts and our new grocery supply chain infrastructure will help us serve more customers in the country who can order daily essentials seamlessly and avail of contactless delivery. We are also continuously engaging with brand and marketplace partners to ensure stock availability across the country,” said Smrithi Ravichandran, vice-president-grocery, Flipkart.

Lastly, the company also gives efforts to expand its hyperlocal service termed Flipkart week to new cities namely Delhi, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Noida, Hyderabad, and Pune. It is to offer consumers access to order daily essentials such as vegetables and fruits to enable a 90-minute delivery service.

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