My uncle has a business. He produces jeans from raw denim. He has his own brand. He did the wholesale business till February 2016. In the first week of march, he called me to his factory as he wanted to dicuss few things. He was thinking of starting a retail business. He was thinking of opening a retail outlet in Surat. I advised him to go online rather than opening a retail outlet. He didn't wanted to do business with the shopping websites. Then there was only one option and that was, design own website and promote it. Thus I helped uncle in getting a web designer and an SEO. They prepared the webiste and started promoting it in one week's time. By the end of second week of March, uncle started retail (online) business.
Uncle started getting orders but uncle was facing one more diffculty and that was of delivering the goods. Uncle had contacts in various logistics and transport companies but they were managing their wholesale orders. There were different logistics and transport companies for different cities. So the reach of those transport companies was not that far. Moreover they were charging too high for delivering just one product. In last week of March, I ordered one shirt and when it came home, I saw sticker of GoPigeon.com on it. I checked that website and I thought it will provide the solution to uncle's problem of delivery. I recommended it to my uncle and uncle started doing business with them from 1st of April.
I met uncle on 17th of April and asked him about his experience working with GoPigeon. He was very staisfied with the service. He told that he has started giving even wholesale parcels to them. Uncle explained me the work process of GoPigeon.com. Uncle told me that they had simplified his work. "I just upload my order, generate the label and schedule the pick-up. Their pigoens (that's what they call their executives) come at the factory to pick the parcels and deliver it. I track my order online." Uncle said this lying back on his sofa. In wholesale business Uncle used to manage everything. From packing to dropping the parcel to that transport or logistic company's place. GoPigeon took that burden away from uncle.
"Earlier I used to manage my carriers, now gopigeon manage that." Uncle added. "How far is their reach?" I asked uncle. "They are in every corner of the country. They cover more than 20000 pin codes around the country. They are not even charging much and are delivering goods on time. GoPigeon just make sure that my shiment reaches anywhere and everywhere I want. What else I want!" Uncle was not so relaxed about logistics before. Earlier pigeons were used to deliver love letters but these days pegions are delivering shipments around the world that too at lowest prices.