New Delhi: Shadowfax Technologies, a crowdsourced third-party logistics platform for last-mile delivery, has integrated with the government’s e-commerce platform Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) to provide seamless hyperlocal and e-commerce deliveries, the company said in a media release.
With this, Shadowfax will have direct integration with the platform without any intermediary for all delivery formats, according to the release.
This integration will help sellers on the platform gain hyperlocal services in around 8500 pin codes.
Praharsh Chandra, Co-founder & Chief of Operations at Shadowfax Technologies said, “The e-commerce and hyperlocal delivery market is booming and has shown incredible resilience through a turbulent time. ” He added, “We look forward to working with the government to open new opportunities in the e-commerce space and giving all sellers, big or small and in the remotest of towns, equal access to take part in the digital commerce era.”
T. Koshy, MD & CEO, ONDC, said, “ONDC grows from strength to strength with addition of Shadowfax into the network as a logistics provider. Their pincode coverage, especially in Hyperlocal, gives the platform a wider base to launch into. Coupled with e-commerce and inter-city movements, sellers and buyers will get a good array of logistics options via the integration. We remain committed to the goal of democratising e-commerce for all sellers and the addition of Shadowfax onto the platform is another step in that direction.”
ONDC has been conducting beta tests in Bangalore, and this development has come on the back of the government’s intent to add more robustness and spread into the platform. Shadowfax will be working closely with ONDC to further streamline the hyperlocal processes as part of the initial plans.