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    Arzooo forays into logistics, launches “Arzooo Express”

    Published on April 21, 2021

    Arzooo, India’s leading retail-tech startup today announced the launch of its in-house logistics service, Arzooo Express that will manage complete logistics from first mile service to last mile delivery of goods for its partner stores across the country.

    Arzooo Express, besides having a fleet of vehicles plying around cities, has an end-to-end technology platform to manage Arzooo’s supply chain on a real-time basis. In first phase Arzooo Express will be serving 10,000 pin codes across the country with a fleet of trucks.

    The new service will help Arzooo improve it’s serviceability, speed of delivery, expand it’s pay on delivery option to larger network along with efficiency in its supply chain operations.

    By the end of 2021, Arzooo aims to double its logistics service capability to serving 20,000+ pin codes across India with 3x larger fleet on ground and state of the art supply chain technology. At present, the logistics service will serve Arzooo’s own client base. However, the company may plan to extend Arzooo Express platform as a third party service provider in near future.

    Khushnud Khan, Co-founder & CEO Arzooo said, “We aim to deliver a level of service for our retailers that’s 2x faster in speed and reliable when it comes to the turnaround time but with a fragmented network of logistics ecosystem with limited capabilities to handle large appliances it is hard to achieve the speed and quality of service.”

    “Arzooo express equips us with the best supply chain capability built to handle large products, deliver faster service to our customers with an optimum level of operational efficiency that sets us to achieve the larger business objective to serve 50,000 store by the end of this year,” he added.

    India has a universe of about 12 million  retail outlets where the logistics service is the spine for running the business enabling to and fro movement of goods. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India was ranked second in the 2019 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index and the country’s logistics sector was growing at over 10% each year.

    So far Arzooo has raised about $15 million of capital. This includes Series A round of $7.5 million funding led by WRVI Capital along with its existing investors in October 2020, followed by the investment from ZOOM video founder Eric Yuan, this was eric’s first ever investment in an Indian start-up. February this year Arzooo secured another $6 million from Trifecta Capital.

    Quick Facts

    Funding– 15 million (Arzooo raised $6 mn in February 21 by Trifecta Capital,  $7.5 mn led by WRVI Capital along with its existing investors October 20. Soon after in November 2020 Arzooo had  another investment coming from Zoom Video founder Eric Yuan and Pre series Aof $1mn in June 2019. Seed round1.5cr in early 2018.)

    Retail stores on board– 10,000+

    Reach– 20+ cities

    Team size– 250

    100+ brands are Available on Arzoo