To create part-time opportunities in the country and meet the demands of the festive season coming ahead, Flipkart is launching a new service marketplace known as ‘Flipkart Xtra’ to onboard part-time individuals, service agencies and technicians, to strengthen its supply chain.
To create a simple and seamless onboarding process for individuals, people can download the app, which is available on Google Playstore, share some information about themselves and complete the background verification process digitally and apply for roles such as delivery executives, service partners or technicians in the coming months.
This initiative will provide great opportunities to individuals who are looking for a part-time job and wish to earn some extra money. This will also help Flipkart meet the demands of the festive season and the Big Billion Sale, which is round the corner.This initiative will provide gig workers an opportunity to get trained in different areas of work as well
The ‘Flipkart Xtra’ app offers partners the advantage of signing up from anywhere and the flexibility of choosing their preferred schedule to deliver shipments. This is an extension of Flipkart’s alternate delivery models that include the Flipkart Kirana programme, which has witnessed consistent growth over recent years. During last year’s festive season, the kirana delivery model fulfilled 10 million shipments.
Committed to creating value for all stakeholders including sellers, artisans, MSMEs, kiranas and customers, Flipkart has been constantly expanding the scope of its partnership to equitably distribute the benefits of e-commerce. As part of this endeavour, the Company introduced numerous initiatives, such as the immensely popular kirana-delivery programme and has now launched Flipkart Xtra, its service marketplace. This initiative gives flexible earning opportunities to individuals, local stores and even service technicians. “This is a new disruption in the gig economy space and will help individuals find an alternate source of income while contributing to the country’s economic recovery,” says Hemant Badri, senior vice-president and head of supply chain, Flipkart.
As per the Company, there is a great demand for e-commerce services in the tier-3 and tier- 2 cities. ‘Flipkart Xtra’ app will work as a great platform to meet the demands Flipkart’s customers in India and also fulfil the expectations of flexible job seekers. This is an excellent opportunity for gig workers to earn and also get trained in the areas of customer service, delivery, installation, safety and sanitisation measures, and the use of hand-held devices, PoS machines, scanners, various mobile applications and ERPs.