Sahil Barua, Mohit Tandon, Bhavesh Manglani, and Kapil Bharati founded Delhivery.
Three friends decided to start a company to solve the logistics problems of Indian businesses. Today, Delhivery is one of the country’s leading logistics companies, with a market capitalization of more than $1 billion.
In this section, we will look at the inspiring story of Delhivery and learn how they became such a successful startup!
Delhivery is a behemoth in the world of logistics. But it wasn’t always like this. This startup started small, with only three people working out of an apartment in Delhi.
It now employs over 5,000 people and is worth more than $1 billion. So, how did Delhivery become so popular? Let’s look at its uplifting story!
Sahil Barua, Mohit Tandon, Bhavesh Manglani, and Kapil Bharati founded Delhivery in 2011. It began as a courier service for e-commerce companies such as Snapdeal and Myntra.
Within two years of its launch, the company expanded rapidly because demand for home deliveries increased exponentially as a result of the rise in online shopping on these sites (and others).
In this success story section, we’ll look at how Delhivery became an integral part of India’s logistics industry, starting with just three people working out of an apartment and progressing all the way to today.
We’ll also take a look at some of the other companies that have risen alongside them since they helped make e-commerce in India possible.
The Early stages
This logistics and e-commerce supply chain company began as a small startup with big dreams. The company’s founders were determined to make it work, and they worked long hours to do so.
They began by delivering packages for e-commerce companies such as Snapdeal and Myntra. This quickly grew into a larger business as the demand for home deliveries increased due to the growth of online shopping in India.
As the business grew, it became clear that there was a chance to fill a void in the Indian logistics industry.
There weren’t many companies offering delivery services within India at the time, especially for e-commerce orders. As a result, Delhivery stepped in and filled that void by providing an express delivery service.
It eventually grew to become India’s largest courier company, with over 20,000 employees and over 100 warehouses spread across 25 cities (not to mention many smaller towns!).
Only two years after launching its services for e-commerce firms like Flipkart or Snapdeal in 2012, the logistics and e-commerce supply chain company had already expanded into new markets like fashion retailing (Myntra) and even grocery stores like Big Basket.
This fueled further expansion within the country for both Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Prime. We now know them not only for their incredible success story but also for their work in logistics.
They have collaborated with many well-known companies, including Amazon, Flipkart, Jabong, Paytm, and Uber.
When Sahil Barua, Mohit Tandon, Bhavesh Manglani, and Kapil Bharati founded Delhivery in 2011, it began as a courier service for e-commerce companies such as Snapdeal and Myntra.
How Delhivery, the Indian E-Commerce Startup, Changed the Game
As the demand for home deliveries increased due to the growth of online shopping in India, this quickly grew into a massive business.
As their strategic partnership grew over time, first with Amazon Prime Now (2013), then with Flipkart around the same time, these two together helped fuel further expansion within their country from both Amazon Prime Now’s side as well.”
What’s more impressive is that this growth was entirely organic, with no outside funding. So, what was it that made them so successful?
We look at their journey from courier services for ecommerce firms such as Snapdeal and Myntra to becoming India’s largest courier company, serving many other businesses such as Amazon, Flipkart, Jabong, Paytm, and Uber.
Founders, Owners, and Team of Delhivery
The company was founded by a group of engineers, including Sahil Barua, Kapil Bharati, Bhavesh Manglani, Mohit Tandon, and Suraj Saharan.
Sahil Barua is the CEO and Co-Founder of Delhivery, one of India’s largest logistics firms. He has worked in the e-commerce and technology industries for over 13 years.
Sahil was the CEO of a company that provided technology solutions to the retail industry before founding Delhivery.
Kapil Bharati is Delhivery’s CTO and Co-Founder. He has over 12 years of experience in the technology industry and has been instrumental in the development of Delhivery’s technological infrastructure.
Delhivery’s President is Bhavesh Manglani. He has over 18 years of experience in the logistics and transportation industries and has been instrumental in the expansion of Delhivery’s operations.
Mohit Tandon is the Co-Founder and COO of Delhivery. He has worked in the technology and e-commerce industries for over 12 years. Mohit was the CEO of a software company that developed products for the retail industry before founding Delhivery.
Suraj Saharan is Delhivery’s Vice President. He has over ten years of experience in logistics and transportation. Suraj worked as a Director at DHL Express before joining Delhivery.
Blue Dart, DHL, and FedEx are some of Delhivery’s direct competitors. Their main competitor, however, is India’s largest courier company – Speedpost from the Indian postal service.
Delhivery works on a BPO (business process outsourcing) model, providing logistics services to other companies. This includes managing order fulfillment, delivery, and returns.
Streams of Revenue
Delhivery generates revenue from two primary sources: freight charges for goods transportation and fees for order handling and processing.
Delhivery employed over 5000 people across its offices in India. They had previously stated that they planned to hire an additional 2000 employees in 2019.
The work environment at Delhivery is collaborative and casual. They have offices in Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Noida, among other places.
Logo: The Delhivery logo is based on the word “deliver” which means “to serve”. The name was chosen to reflect their vision of being able to deliver anything to any location in India.
Since its humble beginnings as a small startup, Delhivery has come a long way. They have quickly grown to become India’s largest courier company and are still expanding at a rapid pace.
Their success can be attributed to their commitment to providing excellent customer service and developing cutting-edge technological solutions.
Delhivery exemplifies how hard work and determination can lead to great success. We wish them the best of luck in the future!