Amazon India has begun a pilot venture in five metro areas, where it is delivering packages on bicycles to clients staying inside of three to five kilometers of the distribution center. With this movement, the company plans to cut down delivery costs, save time and trim down emissions.
Subsequent to testing the project in Mumbai a month ago, the e-business giant has now extended it to different urban communities like Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The organization likewise plans to stretch out it to more urban areas going ahead.
Amazon India’s transportation director, Samuel Thomas said that the company has initiated the new move to lessen carbon footprint and be an eco-friendly model to other organizations in the market. Delivery on the bicycles means that the associates would have easy access in the jam-packed metro areas.
Delivering packages of up to 7.5 kilograms, the delivery squad will be riding geared bicycles. Other than diminishing the carbon footprints, bicycle conveyance will likewise help delivery partners to get around the congested urban areas more effortlessly than on bikes, the organization said. Bicycle delivery staffs will earn anywhere between Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,500 every month, which is a just about half the pay a delivery person on bike gets.
In the US, Amazon is likewise taking a shot at other delivery systems, for example, Prime Air, where it will be utilizing a drone for delivering stuff to customers living within 30 minutes flying range of Amazon’s distribution center.