Flipkart to expand supply chain ahead of Big Billion Sale


eCommerce marketplace Flipkart, which is gearing up to host its upcoming ‘The Big Billion Days’ (TBBD) sale, on Sunday announced expansion of its supply chain for large appliances, with an increase in pincode coverage by 80% compared to last year.

The Big Billion Days sale will commence on September 29 and closes on October 4, 2019.

With this expansion, Flipkart will now be able to deliver large appliances to almost all the serviceable pincodes and help cater to the burgeoning demand for large appliances in the country and increasing its reach especially in Tier-2 cities and beyond, the company said.

Flipkart, with its largest facility for Large Appliances, spread across of 3.5 lakh sq. feet in Bengaluru 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 without any hassle to the consumer,” Flipkart said.

It has also assured customers of ​a guaranteed installation within 48 hours from the day of delivery in top 50 cities across India, the eCommerce major said.

Launched in 2007, Flipkart has enabled millions of consumers, sellers, merchants and small businesses to be a part of India’s eCommerce revolution. With a registered customer base of around 160 million, Flipkart is offering over 150 million products across 80+ categories.