Indian eCommerce sites to deliver at Metro Stations


In a first of its kind move, Indian eCommerce websites are planning to reach out to the customers even while they’re on their daily commute. If the spreading rumors are to be believed, then the customers buying things online from the eCommerce websites can get their orders delivered at 10 metro stations in Delhi, starting February 2016.

This move will be a big relief to the people who do not remain at home at the day time. They can still buy things online and get them delivered at their preferred metro station. Another interesting thing with the initiative is that the Metro is officially involving to make it happen. Customers can get their product delivered to metro counters and then collect it at their convenience.

Delhi Metro Station

To start with, there are 10 metro stations in the NCR region, which include MG Road, HUDA City Centre, Noida Sector 18, Laxmi Nagar, Vaishali, Nehru Place, Dwarka Sector 9, Kashmere Gate, Rajiv Chowk and GTB Nagar.

“This is a move to provide last-mile delivery option to the customers of e-tailers which will act as a revenue generation model for DMRC as we are providing the space for setting up these kiosks” A senior Metro official told media.

There is still no word about the eCommerce companies participating in this unique initiative, but according to the officials, the talks are in process and they will notify once they have finalized things with the eCommerce companies.

The process of collecting the consignment from the metro Kiosks will pre pretty similar to how we collect online booked tickets from the theatre. At the time of placing the order, users will get a message on their email and mobile phone with a unique code. The code will be required at the time of claiming the product.

We are still not sure whether the Cash on Delivery option will be provided to the users, but the initiative seems a good one provided it fetches the desired results for the eCommerce companies as well as the Metro Corporation.

Have something more to add to this story? Let us know in the comments section. We love hearing from our readers.