Hyperlocal delivery and on-demand startup Jugnoo has announced addition of bicycles in its delivery vertical, starting with three cities- Chandigarh, Noida, and Gurgaon.
The Chandigarh-based company said that currently 50 bicycles are in the system that are doing deliveries with close to 300 daily deliveries by these bicycles. Going forward, Jugnoo will add electric bikes to the current fleet, said Samar Singla, CEO and Founder of Jungoo in a statement.
Why? Jugnoo said in a statement that the addition is made in an attempt to lower the cost of deliveries while choosing the eco-friendly and a sustainable mode of transport for deliveries within shorter distances. After starting deliveries via bicycles Jugnoo has reduced the cost per delivery by 30%, it added in a statement.
Jugnoo Delivery was originally started in March 2015 but was shutdown after eight month of operations for unknown reasons. The company then restarted the service in May last year. Under its delivery vertical, Jugnoo delivers items like groceries and food using its network of autorickshaws, followed by addition bikes and commercial vehicles later on. Initially, the service was restricted to delivering vegetables and fruits through the company’s network of autorickshaws. Eventually, it rebranded into a meal and tiffin delivery service. The company said that this business segment already involves around 7000 daily deliveries with 900 active merchants, with clients like KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut etc. It is already present in 19 cities across India and aims to increase its geographical presence in Tier I and Tier II cities across India.
Founded in 2014, Jugnoo is essentially logistics, last-mile delivery and auto rickshaw aggregation company, which has expanded its business into different verticals in last three year into on-demand and hyper-local space. Currently, the Chandigarh-headquartered company is operational in 35 cities, and has a userbase of 4.3 million registered users. The company also provides B2B logistics solutions to over 17,000 clients across 150 countries, which is a major revenue source for Jugnoo. It claimed to have turned EBITDA positive in Q1 FY17.
Other Jugnoo services
-B2B SaaS: In July, Jugnoo marked its entry into the business services segment with the launch of, Bumbl, a workflow automation tool. Bumbl is a Business-to-Business (B2B) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product which aggregates around 7 productivity apps and softwares including Tookan, Slack, Mailgun, Mailparser.io, Twilio, Genericwebhook and Zoho CRM lead creation. This will be provided as a full SaaS package to companies looking to automate their workflow.
-B2B logistics: Jugnoo had launched its on-demand B2B logistics service Dodo deliveries in Chandigarh Tri-city (Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula), in June last year. At the time, there was no stipulated size for minimum order, and the company had claimed that it was doing 200 deliveries per day. It charged for deliveries, starting from Rs 30 per delivery.
-Food delivery: In January this year, Jugnoo entered the restaurant food delivery segment with the launch of its ‘Menus’ service. Initially, the service was live in Noida, Gurugram, Indore, Chandigarh and Jaipur. The food is delivered via Jugnoo’s existing network of autorickshaw drivers.
-Grocery delivery: In October 2016, Jugnoo launched a grocery delivery service called Grocery in Chandigarh. The company had tied up with local wholesalers in Chandigarh and had 3,500 stock keeping units (SKUs) to offer next day delivery for orders placed between 4-8pm.
-Cab aggregation: In February this year, around the time when Ola and Uber drivers were on strike in Delhi protesting the reduced incentives and low earnings, Jugnoo further diversified its business and entered the cab aggregation services space, starting with Gurgaon.