The alliance will also help premier courier service Blue Dart to expand their footprint to the under-served areas using the network of Vakrangee Kendras.
Vakrangee has partnered with Blue Dart Express to offer last mile courier and logistics services on a pan India basis through its wholly owned subsidiary Vakrangee Logistics.
Through this arrangement with Blue Dart, the technology company that also provides services related to banking, insurance, e-commerce and e-governance will offer courier pick-up and delivery services through its logistic arm. In the first phase, the collaboration will help roll out last mile delivery services across select locations in Maharashtra which will later be extended to cover the entire network of Vakrangee Kendra across the country.
The alliance will also help premier courier service Blue Dart to expand their footprint to the under-served areas using the network of Vakrangee Kendras that are last mile retail points of sale to connect rural India to modern services and programs like financial inclusion, digital India, skill development, government programs and to access other basic goods and services.
Shailendra Jindal, CEO of Vakrangee Logistics Jindal said, "This strategic partnership is a game changer for the e-commerce industry in India that is struggling for delivery of goods to the large rural population of India. Blue Dart is a well-known brand and this tie up is very important to us as we scale up our logistic services to provide courier booking and last mile delivery services to citizens across the country. This tie-up will also open up additional sources of revenue to our franchisees.”
The alliance is banking on Vakrangee's network of 44,000 Vakrangee Kendras across the country to take the services of both logistics companies to the hinterlands.
Anil Khanna, Managing Director at Blue Dart Express said, “At Blue Dart our vision is to establish continuing excellence in delivery capabilities focused on the individual customer and this partnership with Vakrangee Logistics Private Limited enables us to expand our reach to the hitherto unserved and underserved areas across the country.”