Bengaluru, Oct 16: In an effort to personally connect with the customers, E-commerce major Flipkart has come up with a unique idea. The co-founders of the online marketplace are landing at the doorsteps of some of the customers in Bengaluru to deliver their products.
Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, the co-founders of Bengaluru-based shopping portal, are delivering products on their own. The duo will be doing so over the next 15-20 days.
The gesture is a reminder of Flipkart's early days back in 2007, when the two Bansals travelled across Bengaluru on their scooters to deliver books to the customers. [Flipkart Big Billion Day Sale 2015: Pick Any Product Just at Rs 499]
They will be joined by Mukesh Bansal, who heads Flipkart's e-commerce business, and leaders including Punit Soni, chief product officer, Ankit Nagori, chief business officer, and KV Anand, senior vice president customer experience.
Sachin Bansal also shared his images on micro-blogging website Twitter with the customers.
My delivery mates who have been very patient with me so far. Vinay and Nagaraj ... pic.twitter.com/1dlzXwMC5G— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) October 16, 2015
Flipkart on Thursday said it has sold half a million mobile handsets within 10 hours as part of its The Big Billion Days sale. Flipkart's Big Billion Days festive sale started on October 13 and will end on October 17.
Waiting for the second customer to finish his bath.— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) October 16, 2015
"This sets a record for the highest number of mobile phones sold in India in a short period of ten hours in any platform, either online or offline," Flipkart said in a statement.
Flipkart offers over 30 million products across more than 70 categories, including books, media, consumer electronics and lifestyle.
The company employs 33,000 people, has 50 million registered users clocking over 10 million daily visits and enables delivery of over eight million shipments a month.