Flipkart Launches ‘Flipkart Xtra- Aims To Create Over 4,000 Jobs this Festival
Flipkart is owned by Walmart. Flipkart the retailer owned by Walmart announced that they will launch the Flipkart Xtra model, a marketplace that is separate from Flipkart Extra which will provide various earning opportunities for people, service providers and technicians. With the “Flipkart Xtra” application on the Google Play Store, Flipkart will offer a simple and seamless experience for those who are interested.
After a background check, applicants are able to join themselves into various roles such as delivery executives at first as well as service partners or technicians over the next few months, according to a statement.
The new platform will enhance the supply chain for Flipkart and guarantee a seamless and quicker delivery of goods and services to consumers in India and also create part-time employment opportunities for people, the company said.
Its launch is in advance of the Christmas season and also ahead of the firm’s Big Billion Days, will assist thousands of people or technicians as well as service organizations across the country by offering opportunities for more work and earning through delivery partner, the press release said.
Flipkart hopes to bring on 4000 part-time associates through Flipkart Xtra for the entire Christmas season until the end of December 2021, according to the report.
“As an organisation committed to creating value for all stakeholders including sellers, artisans, MSMEs, Kiranas, and customers, we are constantly expanding the scope of our partnership to equitably distribute the benefits of e-commerce…we are pleased to launch Flipkart Xtra, our service marketplace, to give flexible earning opportunities to individuals, local stores and even service technicians,” Flipkart Senior Vice-President and Director of Supply Chain Hemant Badri stated.
This is a brand new trend within the gig-based economy market and can help people find another source of income and contribute to the economic development of the country He added.
According to reports from BCG reveal that the gig economy holds the potential to support as many as 90 million jobs in India’s non-farm sector alone, which is USD 250 billion during the amount of work and add an additional 1.25 percent (approximately) in India’s gross domestic product in the long run.
In a separate announcement, Flipkart group firm Myntra has announced it is expanding its “Kirana” network to 25,000 stores and employing 11,000 employees to provide last-mile delivery services and customer support ahead the holiday season.
The online fashion store announced that it is preparing for the forthcoming festive season and its “Big Fashion Festival” by increasing the number of its staff on the ground.
“With its robust supply chain, consisting largely of MENSA (Myntra Extended Network for Service Augmentation) partners, who are typically Kirana store owners in the neighbourhood, and its own Distribution Centers, Myntra is poised to deliver products and joyous experiences to millions of shoppers, while creating seasonal job opportunities, across the country,” Myntra announced in its press release.
In the last mile recruitments approximately 7,500 of them are for the Kirana network. Another 1,000 will be conducted through Myntra’s Delivery Centres (DC), which are spread across the country.
The jobs that are currently removed include positions for DC assistants, DC support staff, and delivery personnel. The majority of the hiringprocess, which includes for diversification, is taking place in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune, and Lucknow.
Additionally, approximately 2,700 workers are employed to enhance the contact center’s capability to help customers with their concerns during the Christmas season, according to the statement.
“For this holiday season 70% of deliveries will be completed by specifically trained Kirana partners. Myntra plans to increase its Kirana store network by approximately 30% from the previous edition of the festive season and will increase the total Kirana stores to more than 25,000.” the company said.
The companies that sell online see a significant part of their sales being brought in during the holiday sales, and they make substantial expenditures prior to the holiday season to boost their capacities and incorporate features to cope with the increase in sales while providing the smoothest shopping experience for buyers and sellers.
“This has been the largest hiring drive ever at Myntra, for on-ground and customer support during any festive season, as we anticipate a strong demand across pin codes, with people eagerly looking forward to shopping on Myntra for their festive needs,” Myntra Chief Executive Officer Amar Nagaram said.
The majority of recruitments are carried out to boost capabilities for delivery last mile and , consequently, Kirana store partners account the majority of hiring, bringing the number of store owners to 25,000 . This is around 30% more than the last year. They will provide for about 70% of deliveries, he said.