Don’t be surprised if your Flipkart orders are delivered by a billionaire entrepreneur. E-commerce giant Flipkart has announced that over the next 15-20 days, all their employees, including the company’s co-founders Sachin and Binny Bansal, will go out and deliver products.
“We want to learn more about the market, customers and understand what the need is for the future — also to thank them,” said Binny Bansal, who has seen his personal fortune swell because of Flipkart’s valuation. Both the Bansals debuted on the Forbes’ rich list this year with an estimated wealth of about $1.3 billion each.
While Flipkart, valued at over $15 billion has grown to become an e-commerce powerhouse, the move serves as a reminder of Flipkart’s early days as a small start-up, when the two Bansals would personally go out to deliver books on their scooters in Bengaluru.
Here are a few photos tweeted by Flipkart and its senior employees while they were out on delivery duty:
Doing deliveries today in Bangalore. Feeling excited. pic.twitter.com/bnZY7iadQJ— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) October 16, 2015
Delivered shoes and shirt and chatted for quite a while ... pic.twitter.com/cw9c8W3kcg— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) October 16, 2015
On a delivery spree !! pic.twitter.com/IO4YG4KHHF— binnybansal (@binnybansal) October 16, 2015
First delivery done ! Day 1 BBD order delivered way ahead of time :) pic.twitter.com/kYmOLiktne— binnybansal (@binnybansal) October 16, 2015
Meet Kanakamma. Nagraj says she is our regular customer. pic.twitter.com/TbMAT4VTId— binnybansal (@binnybansal) October 16, 2015