• Chethan Machaknur

Flipkart rolls out 'dark stores' for deliveries

Flipkart is reportedly setting-up "dark stores", or outlets exclusively used for making deliveries to nearby locations,Flipkart is planning to enhance its food and grocery-specific warehouses by setting up small storage spaces measuring 3,000-4,000 square feet in cities including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and others, the daily reported.

FMCG items will be supplied frequently to these storage spaces from fulfilment centres outside the city, it quoted an anonymous source as saying.

Flipkart also announced the launch of its hyperlocal services, Flipkart Quick in Bengaluru last week. Under this facility, buyers can get 2,000 items like grocery, fresh, dairy, meat, mobiles, electronics accessories, stationery items and home accessories within 90 minutes.

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