Shiprocket on Thursday went live on the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) network. It is the first inter-city logistics provider to plug into the ONDC network.
The presence of Shiprocket on ONDC network will enable sellers from all segments to ship products to cities and towns across India.
The first successful transaction via Shiprocket was fulfilled on 22 October, 2022.
Shiprocket will enable sellers on ONDC to select a trusted delivery partner to pick up their products from 24,000 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 is expected to unlock the opportunity for local logistics providers to integrate with India’s eCommerce ecosystem easily.
Small and medium logistics providers, operating in small towns and cities, can now offer their services through Shiprocket on the ONDC network.
In a statement, Saahil Goel, co-founder at 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 digitization in India, sellers from tier 2 and 3 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.”
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.