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‘Breaks my coronary heart’: Grofers founder replies to ‘hate’ over 10-minute delivery

Albinder Dhindsa stated as an alternative of celebrating India-based startups’ successes, persons are solely being “cynical and envious”.

Grofers founder Albinder Dhindsa on Saturday took to social media to counter the hate he and his company obtained, over the company’s new beneath 10-minute grocery delivery scheme. The promise to ship groceries beneath 10 minutes obtained flak on social media as individuals questioned whether or not groceries are required in such an emergency.

Dismissing allegations that it will create extra stress on Grofers’ delivery officers, Dhindsa stated Grofers has such mechanism in place that even when the riders drive at 10kmph, they are going to be in a position to ship inside quarter-hour. Such is the community and density of shops.

“Our partner stores are located within 2 kilometres of our customers. We have 60+ stores in Delhi, and 30+ stores in Gurgaon already! Our stores are so densely located that we can deliver 90% of the orders within 15 minutes even if our riders drove under 10kmph! Our in-store planning and tech is now so good that we pack most orders under 2.5 minutes! Our riders are not (dis)incentivized to deliver orders fast. They do it at their own pace and rhythm. We’ve had zero reported rider accidents in the last two months since we launched 10-minute grocery delivery,” the assertion stated.

“Last but not the least, not all companies are built on the back of exploitation of the poor. There are companies which are built by creating large swathes of employment and generating tremendous amounts of value for all stakeholders. We are and want to continue to be one of these companies.”

Albinder additionally added that it’s heartbreaking for him that as an alternative of celebrating India-based startup successes, persons are solely being “cynical and envious”. “We need more people who dare and less of those who pull them down,” he stated. Slamming on-line detractors who accused Grofers of exploiting riders, Dhindsa stated 10,000 of such delivery individuals earn a respectful livelihood.

Grofers just lately raised greater than $120 million from meals aggregator Zomato Ltd and present investor Tiger Global Management.

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