Shiprocket has officially gone live on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). The first successful transaction was fulfilled on October 22, 2022.
Shiprocket, which services 1,00,000+ sellers across 24000 pin codes across India, is the first inter-city logistics provider to plug into the ONDC network, enabling sellers from all segments to ship products to cities and towns across India.
Shiprocket will enable sellers on ONDC to select a trusted delivery partner to pick up their products from 24000 pincodes across India, and enable them to ship them to consumers through the length and breadth of the country, with both cash-on-delivery as well prepaid shipping facilities available to the customers.
The development expands ONDC’s footprint from hyperlocal logistics to inter-city shipping across India, enabling products to be picked up and delivered from all corners of India, while also giving small retailers and sellers the opportunity to choose the most viable delivery partner for each order and ensure high-quality delivery service to their customers.
Shiprocket’s unique model also unlocks the opportunity for local logistics providers to integrate with India’s e-commerce ecosystem easily. Small and medium logistics providers, operating in small towns and cities, can now offer their services through Shiprocket on the ONDC network.
Saahil Goel, Co-founder, Shiprocket said, “We are really excited to partner with ONDC as the first inter-city logistics provider to enable sellers from all segments to ship products to cities and towns across India. With an increase in digitisation in India, sellers from tier II and III cities are emerging and they need logistics support, hence we are creating an inclusive and open-access tech ecosystem for them to ease their business. Our mission is to reach every independent retailer in the country and enable them with state of the art technology that can help them better manage their delivery and customer experience and be able to compete on even keel with the larger platforms that are out there. We are truly democratising logistics by offering data-backed real-time courier recommendations, software to manage operations end-to-end, same day/next-day delivery capabilities as well as warehousing capabilities across 45 locations pan-India.”
“ONDC’s mission is to enable an inclusive e-commerce ecosystem for all of India where a business in a small village in a remote corner of India can have the confidence and the opportunity to sell their products to customers anywhere in the country. With Shiprocket and ONDC working in tandem, this is now a reality,” said T Koshy, CEO, Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC).
ONDC and Shiprocket are also working to enable warehousing-as-a-service on ONDC. This will allow small and medium businesses to provide same-day shipping services to their customers.