Shadowfax Unveils Cutting-Edge Distribution Center in Surat: Pioneering 10 Lakh Orders Per Day Processing Capacity

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The distribution center aims to enable the landscape of textile e-commerce in Gujarat

Gujarat, September 19, 2023: Shadowfax, a pioneering force in logistics and delivery solutions, proudly announced the inauguration of its largest fulfilment centre; a state-of-the-art Distribution Centre (DC), in Surat, Gujarat, just in time for the festive season. The Shadowfax is one of the largest e-commerce centres in Gujarat. This facility will fuel local economic growth and community development while empowering Gujarat’s apparel sellers to deliver seamlessly across India.

Shadowfax founders Abhishek Bansal, Vaibhav Khandelwal, Praharsh Chandra, and Gaurav Jaithliya with core team members.

Abhishek Bansal, co-founder and CEO at Shadowfax, remarked, “We are delighted with the launch of our Distribution Centre, which is a new benchmark in the e-commerce logistics space. The incredible capacity we offer will help Surat and its sellers manage the next several years of e-commerce growth. This acts as another stepping stone in our journey to provide our clients with the best customer experience and will help take our market share to 30%+ in the coming years.”

As Shadowfax gears up for the Diwali festive rush, this facility is ready to deliver excellence; empowering businesses to reach customers across the nation seamlessly.

Strategic acceleration in the textile-rich Surat

Surat, hailed as the textile destination of India, has emerged as a robust supply centre for the booming apparel e-commerce industry. Shadowfax’s new fulfilment centre, located in Palsana, Surat, strategically positions itself at the heart of this thriving industry. This facility, spanning an impressive 1.5 lac sq ft and boasts a daily processing capacity of 10 lakh orders. It represents the largest endeavour by any third-party logistics provider (3PL) in Gujarat. It is tailored to meet the evolving demands of e-commerce during peak seasons, setting new industry standards.

The newly launched hub integrates cutting-edge technology, including an advanced Auto-Sorter that features full automation and IP technology for sortation and dynamic allocation. This advanced infrastructure enhances operational efficiency, ensuring precision and reliability in the fulfilment process. In addition to its technological prowess, the Surat centre also stands as a testament to Shadowfax’s commitment to job creation. The facility is set to employ more than 1000 skilled personnel, contributing significantly to local employment and economic development

About Shadowfax

Shadowfax is a premier e-commerce service provider and hyperlocal company. It boasts a robust distribution network that stretches across 2000+ cities and 12,000+ pin codes. Delivering 10 lakh packages daily, Shadowfax provides unparalleled services to a vast network of customers; promising industry-leading Turnaround Time (TAT) at highly competitive prices. Transitioning from a last-mile-oriented platform, it has evolved into a full-stack platform. The company has plans to further expand its services to include intercity operations in the next three quarters.

Founded in 2015 by a team of IIT-Delhi alumni, including Abhishek Bansal, Vaibhav Khandelwal, Praharsh Chandra, and Gaurav Jaithliya, Shadowfax continues to revolutionise the e-commerce logistics landscape.

Two shadowbox delivery men interacting

Shadowfax proudly holds the position of being India’s leading last-mile logistics player, boasting an exceptional crowdsourcing network comprising 1.25 lakh monthly active delivery partners and 35 lakh registered users. With its consistent track record of trust, reliability, and a customer-centric approach, it has become the preferred logistics partner for major e-commerce and direct-to-consumer (D2C) players in the country.

In their realm of operations, reverse logistics, forward logistics, slot delivery, hyperlocal delivery, and critical logistics stand as focus areas. Shadowfax’s firm commitment to excellence enables it to set new industry benchmarks, embodying innovation in the e-commerce logistics sector.

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