Retailers of the Kishore Biyani group led by Future Big Bazaar on Thursday announced that they have entered home delivery services, where the company will deliver products online in about two hours.
The promise of a two-hour delivery of the Big Bazaar is in all fashion brands, food, FMCG and home segments of orders placed online through its mobile app and website and will be delivered through its nearest store.
The company has already started a two-hour delivery program in Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore and plans to add more cities to the network, said Future Group President – Food and FMCG Kamaldeep Singh.
When asked about the business that will be done in the new program, Singh said “we are looking forward to adding one lakh per day for the next 2-3 months.”
Big Bazaar will soon extend the two-hour delivery service to 21 cities in the next 45 days in the second phase and in the next 5-6 months all Big Bazaar stores will be offering this service.
Under this service, Big Bazaar will charge a delivery fee of ₹ 49 to ₹ 1,000 or more for free. Minimum service order amount is ₹ 500.
Big Bazaar is the leading marketing format for Future Retail and operates over 280 stores in 150 cities across the country.
According to Singh, the service is a “game changer” and is the first in the sex industry. It also works with partners in delivery of mileage.
“In any market, making two hours is impossible. We make a very meaningful promise, based on our network of 285 stores,” Singh added, “and we’ll see a new kind of scale with this new system.”
Debt-filled Future Retail, the parent company of Big Bazaar, also has other brands such as HyperCity, Foodhall, fbb, Food Bazaar, Easyday Club and Heritage Fresh.
On August 29, 2020, the Future Group had announced that its best-selling and best-selling business would be sold to Reliance Retail, owned by the oil-to-chemical conglomerate RIL in a 24,713 crore agreement.
According to the planning scheme, which is awaiting approval before the NCLT, all future group trading companies will merge into future Enterprises and be transferred to the RIL sales arm by way of sale.