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Flipkart Brings Safe, Seamless Grocery Shopping to Kolkata With Doorstep Delivery

Consumers in Kolkata and neighbouring towns of Kharagpur, Bardhaman and Medinipur
will get access to high-quality daily grocery essentials through safe doorstep delivery

Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, has launched grocery services in Kolkata, which will now provide customers in the city and neighbouring towns access to high-quality daily essentials at attractive prices while ensuring their safety through doorstep delivery.

Flipkart Grocery offers over 7,000 products across 200+ categories – ranging from daily household
supplies, staples, snacks & beverages, confectionery, personal care, and much more. Flipkart’s
grocery offering is backed by an intuitive user experience through voice-enabled shopping for
groceries, credit offerings and open box deliveries.

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With the help of Flipkart’s newly launched and dedicated grocery fulfilment centre in Kolkata, the
marketplace will bring the ease of online grocery shopping to users in Kolkata as well as those in
neighbouring cities of Kharagpur, Bardhaman and Medinipur through a satellite-expansion
marketplace model which will service 170+ pin codes in the regions.

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The Kolkata grocery fulfilment centre is spread across an area of nearly 75,000 square feet. The
facility has also created over 900 direct and indirect job opportunities, leading to a boost in local
employment and economy. Sustained growth in Flipkart’s grocery business also boosts the local
food processing industry, resulting in massive support for Indian agriculture and small & medium
farmers.

Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, West Bengal, said, “I am glad
to know that Flipkart is venturing into setting up its Grocery unit at Dankuni for consumers in
Kolkata and peripheral areas. It will also be of much benefit to the growers and producers of the
goods. I hope the unit will cater to the need of supplying essential items maintaining the quality
as per norms of respective authorities. I wish all the success to the upcoming unit.”

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Smrithi Ravichandran, Vice President – Grocery, Flipkart, said, “Customer safety is at the
centre of the Flipkart group’s efforts and in line with this, we have launched grocery service in
Kolkata and nearby neighbouring towns. Flipkart has leveraged its partnership on-ground and is
working with its marketplace sellers, MSMEs and brand partners, to ensure timely availability of
essential products for consumers. We have also enabled contactless payments so that
consumers can purchase their daily essential needs in the safety of their homes.”

At Flipkart, the safety of customers and employees is its utmost priority while meeting customers’
requirements by delivering at their doorstep through a safe and sanitised supply chain. By
delivering to customers across the country, thousands of delivery heroes have been able to keep
customers safe by reducing the need for them to step out of their homes to buy products. At the
same time, Flipkart has been able to help lakhs of sellers/MSMEs keep their businesses
operational by offering a lively marketplace for them to sell their products, creating lakhs of jobs.
Flipkart continues to follow the highest safety and SOPs developed and institutionalised over the
last several months.

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