What is quick commerce(q-commerce)?

The latest in last-mile, hyper local delivery.

How's it different?

Estimated time of arrival: Minutes not hours.

Popular time frames

10 minutes clock

10 minutes

15 minutes clock

15 minutes

30 minutes clock

30 minutes

What's driving the trend?

Greater demand for convenience

Greater demand for convenience

Busy lifestyles

Busy lifestyles



Building consumer loyalty through repeat business

Building consumer loyalty through repeat business

Stiff competition among companies

Stiff competition among companies

About one in five consumers are willing to have a marginal increase in shipping rates over standard free-shipping options*

*McKinsey survey

Sectors best suited for q-commerce:

How q-commerce works?

  1. Place multiple dark stores (small stores with limited SKUs) close to neighborhoods

    Why Dark stores?

    Delivery radius: Within 10-15 mins driving distance

    Limited SKUs = Quick retrieval and packing (Less than 5 mins)

    Fewer products, frequently purchased

  2. Customer places an online order

    What happens next?

    Order management: Capturing and tracking order status

  3. App assigns delivery partner in the background

    How does that work?

    Dispatch management: Automates assignment of orders to delivery

  4. Delivery partner gets notified of order details and optimized routes

    How route planning works

    Vehicle Routing & Scheduling Engine: Creates an optimized route based on 180+ real-life constraints like traffic, fuel consumption, distance, etc.

  5. Customer stays updated on delivery status

    What happens in the backend?

    Order Tracking Page: Real-time order tracking link that allows communication with delivery partners. Customer can also:

    • Share special delivery instructions
    • Reschedule deliveries
    • Provide experience feedback in real-time.

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