CompetitionThe e-commerce logistics segment is seeing a lot of competition, with ecom giants strengthening their own logistics arm, and old and new players getting investments this year.

Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group is investing $100 million in Pune-based logistics company XpressBees. E-commerce majors like Flipkart and Amazon are too strengthening their logistics power in the country. In January, Flipkart infused Rs 1,632.81 crore in Instakart Services Pvt. Ltd, which operates its logistics arm eKart. In November last year, Amazon India’s logistics arm Amazon Transportation Services (ATS) further received funding of Rs 130 crore from the US parent. ATS received Rs 207 crore worth of funding from Singapore-based Amazon Corporate Holdings and Amazon Malaysia, in June, and before that, it had received Rs 67 crore in September 2016. Besides ecommerce players, there are players Locus, Delhivery, Rivigo, Loadshare, Blackbuck, and also NSE-listed Gati etc in this space.