With the Indian e-commerce space gaining increasing traction over the last couple of years, logistics services firms, specifically catering to e-commerce space, is not lagging behind. Specialised e-commerce logistics providers have an upper hand over the other normal business-to-business logistics players, because collection of cash (in case of cash-on-delivery), returned items and delivery need special attention compared with general logistics. To tap the fast-growing market, logistics players are all set to grow rapidly with the latest round of PE funding:
1. Logistics services company Delhivery has raised US$35 million led by Multiples Alternate Asset Management in series C fund-raising, with the participation of existing investor Nexus Venture Partners
2. Another Delhi-based e-commerce logistics solutions provider, Ecom Express, raised US$16.5 million from Peepul Capital
3. Delhi-based Holisol Logistics, a provider of back-end logistics services to e-commerce companies, received $1.5 million in venture funding; Holisol's customers include Fab Furnish, FreeCultr, Jabong and OfficeYes, Pepperfry and Urban Ladder
However, competition will get tough for specialised players as major logistics players such as DTDC Courier, Gati are already in the e-commerce business with their new divisions.
It provides comprehensive analysis of the various industry segments, holistically describes aspects such as market size, business evolution and current business model, competitive reach, specialised logistics player profiles along with their future strategies to survive in this fiercely competitive market