Swiggy to invest USD 700 million in Instamart
- Swiggy Instamart is currently doing more than 1 million orders per week
- Will start 15-minute deliveries in top cities by January 2022
Swiggy, India’s leading on-demand delivery platform, today announced that it will invest USD 700 million in its express grocery delivery service Instamart. Launched in Gurugram and Bangalore in 2020, Swiggy Instamart is now serving customers across 18 cities, and doing over 1 million orders per week.
In the last few months, Swiggy Instamart has on-boarded more than one seller-run dark store every day. By January 2022, it will make deliveries in 15 minutes by having the network of dark stores very close to the majority of its customers.
“At our current growth trajectory, Instamart is set to reach an annualised GMV run rate of USD 1 billion in the next three quarters. With our food delivery business trending at a USD 3 billion annualised GMV run rate, and Instamart’s super-charged growth, we’re very excited about our convenience mission coming to life in a very big way,” said Sriharsha Majety, CEO, Swiggy.
The platform offers an assortment of products across categories like fresh fruits and vegetables, daily bread and eggs, cooking essentials, beverages, instant food and munchies, personal and baby care, home and cleaning, specially curated to suit the demand requirements of each location. It is available in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Noida, Pune and Vizag as early as 7 am and as late as 1 am.