Yulu, the shared micro-mobility service provider, has partnered with e-commerce and hyper-local delivery segments to ensure the supply of essential goods to citizens stranded in their homes due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Yulu is enabling the delivery of everyday essentials for companies such as BigBasket, Licious, Dunzo, Medlife, Lalamove, AutoBrix, etc. Yulu is utilising its manpower and fleet of e-vehicles, Miracle, to fulfil the delivery of essentials.
Bengaluru-based Yulu began with a pilot by offering its vehicles and manpower to various home delivery companies for groceries and medicines, to meet the surge in their demand due to the lockdown. Yulu is currently supporting home delivery companies in Bengaluru and will be shortly extending its support to other cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad.
Amit Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Yulu, said, “Covid-19 has affected the world at large, but this has also given us a glimpse of the good that exists. Several novel initiatives have been taken up by brands across the world to serve people impacted by this situation, and we are in it together.”
He said that due to Covid-19, there has been a huge surge in demand for home delivery of essential goods such as grocery and medicine, which the companies are unable to fulfil due to shortage of manpower and unavailability of vehicles.
There were a lot of inquiries from these companies for Yulu to help them with both their e-vehicles and manpower to fulfil the increased demand.
Gupta said it has been a privilege to be able to support the supply of essential goods during this time of national crisis while strictly following social distancing and hygiene guidelines.
KB Nagaraju, Chief Customer Experience Officer, BigBasket, said, “BigBasket is committed to providing the best possible service to customers during these challenging times and ensuring that they don’t suffer due to the supply chain disruptions. To fulfil our delivery goals, we are happy to partner with Yulu which will help us with our warehousing operations as well as last-mile delivery services. We are making all efforts to continue operations and are constantly tying-up with logistic providers and vehicle fleet owners to strengthen our delivery network."
Vivek Gupta and Abhay Hanjura, Co-Founders, Licious, said, “Licious is committed to ensuring our consumers have uninterrupted access to everyday essentials such as meat, fish and eggs. This partnership is another step in that direction. It will allow for optimal cross-utilisation of resources as we continue to serve the country.”
John H.K. Tang, Co-founder and Director, Lalamove India, said, “Lalamove is committed to supporting the communities that we work in. The global Covid-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges that we’ve ever had to face, but we know that we are stronger when we work together. We have taken many pro-active measures in Bengaluru to help the community and local people and our partnership with Yulu is a stepping stone in making eco-friendly deliveries and staying ahead of time. We hope that we will be able to expand our collaborations and services through this association.”