With an aim to increase the products delivery speed, the automobile spare parts online marketplace looks at Maharashtra for its next hub
Gurugram/Jaipur, August 9, 2018: boodmo, which is India’s fastest growing online marketplace for automobile spare parts, has recently launched a Sorting Hub in Jaipur. This is the second Sorting Hub established by the company, following the launch of its maiden Hub in Delhi in November 2017. The newly launched Hub is spread over a 2,500 square feet area and has a capacity of dispatching more than 1,000 parcels per day. Situated in the Transport Nagar locality of Jaipur, the Hub will cater to boodmo’s steadily increasing customer base across India.
Founded in 2015 by Ukrainian entrepreneurs Yevgen Sokolnikov and Oleksandr Danylenko, boodmo currently facilitates the sale of car spare parts from vendors to customers through its website. boodmo.com has collated a massive e-repository of genuine OEM and aftermarket car spare parts, offering over 1 million varieties of spares by 400 suppliers of over 3,000 Indian as well as international brands. Since starting sales in January 2017, the company has witnessed a tremendous customer response and has served more than 10,000 customers till date.
According to Mr. Oleksandr Danylenko, Managing Director & Co-Founder of boodmo, “The idea of setting up the boodmo Sorting Hubs first came to us when we encountered unreliability issues in the Indian auto spare-parts distribution network. Customers were sometimes delivered incorrect products, wrong quantities or poorly packaged parcels which would directly hit our credibility as an online marketplace. So we decided to establish our own sorting facilities across India, where we could cross-examine products for their quality and genuineness, before dispatching to customer.”
He further added, “Jaipur was chosen as the location for our second Sorting Hub because of the growing automobile spare parts industry along the Jaipur-Delhi route and the large number of boodmo-certified vendors in the city. The new hub would also help us deliver products faster to other cities, with the products coming from Jaipur and nearby areas being directly dispatched from the Jaipur hub. We have employed about 10 people at this Hub who will be responsible for keeping a track of the quality-check process, repackaging, product dissemination, etc. Once it is fully operational, we have a provision to triple the capacity of current hub size.”
boodmo has so far attracted INR 20 Crores in FDI, of which INR 5 Crores was raised in July 2018. With these fresh funds, the organization aims to strengthen its distribution channel by opening more sorting hubs. Locations are currently being explored in Maharashtra, particularly in Pune and Mumbai, for its next Sorting Hub. Bangalore is another city that the company would be exploring in order to cater to its extensive customer base in South India and improve the delivery process there.
Mr Danylenko said, “We are going to open more such sorting facilities in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities across the country so that we can continue to provide international standards of service, without compromising on our strenuous multi-layered quality-checks or the pace of our delivery mechanism. We want to set an example in front of the auto spare parts industry in India that if strategically designed, our services can also be as smooth and swift as the e-commerce players functional in any other business sphere.”