GUWAHATI, May 18: Ecom Express Limited, announced that it has crossed 55000 gig workers’ registration on their dedicated app to onboard delivery partners since its launch in September 2021. In Assam, over 3000 gig-workers have registered for part-time engagement as delivery partners with Ecom Express.
Close to 60 percent of registrations have been from Tier 4 cities and towns, indicating a massive affinity for gig opportunities in those areas. The top 10 cities and towns with the highest registrations include Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow, Gurugram, and Patna. The company’s delivery partner program aims to create part-time work opportunities for individuals with the option of flexible timings to maximise their earnings by delivering e-commerce shipments to customers.
Saurabh Deep Singla, chief people officer, Ecom Express said, “Since the launch of our ESP program last year, we have created opportunities for students, homemakers, and individuals looking to supplement and maximise their income by delivering e-commerce shipments during their spare time. This flagship program, besides empowering the gig workforce, also helped the company to scale their delivery capabilities in assuring speed, reliability, and effective logistics solutions to deliver online-ordered products at end-customers doorstep safely.”
The company has also announced the provision of accidental insurance of Rs 2 lakhs to safeguard delivery partners from any mishaps, besides offering a host of other benefits. To join as a delivery partner with Ecom Express, candidates must possess a valid Aadhaar card, preferably own a vehicle, and have a smartphone. Ecom Express also allows gig workers who don’t have any owned vehicles to register themselves and work. All personal documents for enrollment can be uploaded through the Ecom Sanjeev app and the verification (PAN card, Bank account) is done online along with physical document verification at the nearest Ecom Express center. The app even allows delivery partners to view the list of nearby delivery centers to choose from in their vicinity.