Connect India, CSV and UPS partner on last-mile

Connect India, a last mile delivery company launched in August 2015, has announced their tie-up with United Parcel Service (UPS) and CSC e SPV, a special purpose vehicle formed by the Government of India.


Connect India, a last mile delivery company launched in August 2015, has announced their tie-up with United Parcel Service (UPS) and CSC e SPV, a special purpose vehicle formed by the Government of India. The company which has been expanding extensively since its launch, has created a network of over 3,500 Connect India Centres (CICs).

Connect India model is designed to deliver with the assurance of time definiteness and convenience by establishing a neighborhood distribution network across India apart from leveraging underutilised economic infrastructure like neighborhood kirana stores, medical shops, mobile stores and internet cafes, etc. and can also serve as a last mile delivery point.

Th e company said strong momentum will drive it to establish 15,000 CICs through the CSC Channel and other small entrepreneurs by March 2016.

Th e company’s vision is to eventually establish 50,000 Connect India Centres by the end of FY 16-17.

“To achieve this milestone, it was important for Connect India to partner with the existing and under-utilised infrastructure established by the government in the form of Common Services Centres (CSCs), which are almost 150,000 in number currently across the country,” it said.

These centres, which have been helping people in rural areas avail themselves of various e-governance services will also serve as a lastmile delivery option and cater to the e-commerce demands in the country with this new partnership.