February 19, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Zomato plans to expand Blinkit to compete with ecommerce giants

Food delivery major Zomato is planning to expand its 10-minute delivery platform, Blinkit, by adding products from various categories, according to a media report.

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The latest move could potentially put Zomato in direct competition with e-commerce giants like Amazon and Flipkart.

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To achieve this, Zomato plans to build its supply chain to directly source products and manage stock, according to the sources.

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This push into the direct-to-consumer (D2C) space is being seen as a long-term growth driver for the company.

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Zomato has already been in talks with individual brand owners across various categories to stock up on inventory, the report added.

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It has been reported that Zomato is planning to manage the products' flow for Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) brands, similar to marketplaces, without owning any inventory directly.

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Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal had stated on August 3, 2023, that Blinkit will be more valuable in terms of delivering shareholder value than the core business in the next decade.

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