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Meesho to enable over 5 lakh job opportunities for the upcoming festive season, ET Retail


New Delhi: E-commerce marketplace Meesho said it will enable nearly 5 lakh seasonal job opportunities within its seller and logistics network to fulfil growing demand during the upcoming festive season, the company said in a media release on Monday.

Further, the company aims to enable about 2 lakh job opportunities through its partnership with third-party logistics players such as Ecom Express, DTDC, Elastic Run, Loadshare, Delhivery, Shadowfax and Xpressbees among others.

In the media release, it shared that over 60 per cent of these opportunities will be from tier 3 and 4 regions, primarily encompassing first-mile and delivery associates responsible for delivery picking, sorting, loading, unloading and return inspections.

In addition to this, Meesho sellers are projected to hire over 3 lakh seasonal workers as part of their requirements for the festive season. These seasonal workers will assist Meesho’s sellers in various capacities, including manufacturing, packaging, and sorting, to fulfil the rising customer demand.

Sourabh Pandey, CXO, Fulfilment and Experience, Meesho said, “Since we are anticipating a substantial uptick in demand during this festive season, we are thrilled to have enabled our sellers and third-party logistics partners to generate more than 5 lakh job opportunities within the ecosystem.”

According to the company, over 80 per cent of sellers on its platform intend to introduce new products and venture into new categories such as fashion accessories and festive decor.

Sandeep and Rishi Singh, founders of Zevar House and a leading seller on Meesho said, “To ensure that we are able to fully take advantage of this opportunity, we are investing in hiring seasonal workers who will help us with manufacturing, packaging and sorting for our products. In addition to this, we are also ramping up our inventory to meet the surge in demand, ensuring that our customers have access to a wide selection of festive jewellery and accessories.”

Meesho is also contributing immensely to India’s 3PL ecosystem, with ambitious plans to double its 3PL shipments to over 1.2 billion in FY23.

  • Published On Sep 25, 2023 at 05:43 PM IST

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