Bangalore. After Amazon’s drone delivery testing to roll out soon in Mumbai and Bengaluru, Flipkart is planning on unveiling a brand new CHOP delivery system (crow hawk owl pigeon delivery system) for its customers.
Launching in 15 cities with a fleet of 2 lakh birds it will not only give these birds a purpose in life but also a VRS scheme and retirement policy. Secret logistic training was already going out for first batch of these birds in the outskirts of Bengaluru Flipkart headquarters from last 2 months.
Key features of adopting this service are:
* ultra cheap investment compared to the 20k per piece of amazon drone. * these birds already have a very thorough idea of the cities they will be flying in. * nearly no maintenance cost required. * supply of birds way excess with respect to demand ..this will keep the wages low for these delivery birds. * no need for lunch or dinner arrangement as these are trained to get food by themselves. * rocky s and manish melhotra will be designing the special uniforms for the birds * crows will comprise of the normal deliveries pigeons will be part of the premium class delivery service and hawks will comprise of the express delivery. * special night delivery plan will involve use of owls too. * Each of these delivery birds will be fitted with gps trackers to track their movements and for post analysis. * co op delivery involving multi birds for one delivery will ensure even heavier packages to be delivered also .. currently the number stands 95 % of the all flipkart products are covered with this delivery system. * even if wrong packages get delivered people will just either say “oh man thats so freaking cool “or “awww a bird delivering my package”.
Sachin Bansal CEO Flipkart said to media, ” Pigeons delivering letters concept has been there from ages. Even Salman Khan sent his love letter to Bhagyashree with the help of his pigeon in maine pyar kiya , So we are doing nothing new. Its just taking a step back for the step … way forward.”
While Amazon’s CEO is reconsidering the drone delivery system, there are unconfirmed reports of possibilities of his service being hindered by the birds being trained in combat too.