Jamshedpur, Nov 26: Jharkhand’s first Bigbasket Facility was inaugurated near Sonari Community Centre, Jamshedpur. CEO and Co-founder of Bigbasket, Hari Menon was the chief guest of the occasion. Tata Steel MD and CEO TV Narendran along with Vice President Corporate Services Chanakya Chaudhary were also present.
Bigbasket was founded in December 2011 in Bangalore by a team of five – V S Sudhakar, Hari Menon, Vipul Parekh, V S Ramesh and Abhinay Choudhari. The team has both offline and online retail experience, as they had earlier set up India’s first e-commerce site FabMart.com in 1999, and then established the Fabmall – Trinethra chain of more than 200 grocery supermarket stores in southern India. Servicing over 20 million registered customers, bigbasket has grown into India’s largest online supermarket with over 40,000 products from over 1000 brands and presence in over 30 cities across the country. bigbasket’s online store covers the whole gamut of grocery products across various categories: Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Grocery & Staples, Beverages, Bakery & Dairy, Branded Foods, Meat & Eggs, Personal Care and Home care & household products. bigbasket is committed to making life simpler and grocery shopping a breeze through its wide range of products, competitive prices and convenience of finding all requirements at one single source. bigbasket also introduced 2 businesses in 2018 – bbdaily & bbinstant. bbdaily is a subscription business with 1.3 lac daily orders, where customers can subscribe for fresh milk, fruits, vegetables, bread and other daily items. bbinstant is a one of its kind smart cashless vending machine, with presence in both apartments & corporates.
The company records over 9 million customers orders per month and the demand has considerably gone in the post-COVID scenario.The company has a presence in Kolkata,Jamshedpur,Patna, Muzaffarpur, Cuttack & Bhubaneswar. Post Jamshedpur, they are planning to add Ranchi and other cities of Jharkhand in due course of time.
BIgbasket is trusted by consumers for its assurance of quality, prompt service, and safe delivery of products. This trust has only increased in the post-pandemic scenario as evidenced by the numbers. The company takes all necessary precautions such as disinfecting and sanitizing workstations, warehouses, delivery crates and other equipment on a regular basis. The brand has also shifted to cashless payments to ensure the safety of both customers and delivery executives.