Flipkart’s been packaging and shipping an astonishing number of packages during their ambitious 5 day Big Billion Days sale, this festive season, and resources are understandably stretched. So they’re calling in reinforcements for their delivery teams. They’re hardly your typical delivery employees though.
On a delivery spree !! pic.twitter.com/IO4YG4KHHF
— binnybansal (@binnybansal) October 16, 2015
Doing deliveries today in Bangalore. Feeling excited. pic.twitter.com/bnZY7iadQJ
— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) October 16, 2015
Flipkart’s founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal are out on the streets of Bangalore this morning, wearing Flipkart jackets and delivering packages to Flipkart’s customers. They will be joined by Flipkart CPO Punit Soni, and the trio will visit distribution centres and finally make deliveries to some surprised users.
This comes at a time when Flipkart’s ensured to pull out all stops to ace the sale game with its Big billion Days, while competitiors Snapdeal and Amazon are running parallel sales.
Flipkart’s journey has indeed come a full circle. Back in 2007 when Flipkart was founded from a 3 BHK flat in Koramangla, Sachin and Binny had distributed packages to Flipkart’s first few customers. Now 8 years (and Rs. 9010 crore) later, they’re both out on the streets, doing what they started off as. While it’s unlikely that Flipkart really needs these 2 to chip in for delivery, this sets a great example for Flipkart’s employees who’ve been working long hours to cope with the flurry of orders they’ve received over the last few days.