Story of NimbusPost: Creating Tech-enabled Logistic Ecosystem

Jeenal Jain Jeenal Jain
Aug 1, 2021 8 min read
Story of NimbusPost: Creating Tech-enabled Logistic Ecosystem

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The Indian logistics industry is expected to grow by USD 10.74 billion during 2021-2025. While there are many startups disrupting this industry with tech-based solutions, NimbusPost is determined to create a tech-enabled logistic ecosystem to provide the most beneficial shipping services to eCommerce sellers.

Founded by Yash Jain and Rajeev Pratap, NimbusPost aims to bring together India’s leading local and national courier partners onto a single platform. Offering unmatched benefits like 17+ courier options, zero subscription cost, lowest shipping rates, API integration, access to real-time NDR panel, early COD settlements, and much more, NimbusPost has set a benchmark of quality logistics services.

StartupTalky interviewed the founders of NimbusPost to know the company's growth story & startup hacks. Also to get insight on NimbusPost's products, how it started, its competitors, future plans & more...

NimbusPost - Company Highlights

Startup Name NimbusPost
Founder Yash Jain and Rajeev Pratap
Headquarters Gurgaon
Founded 2018
Industry Logistics
Website nimbuspost.com

NimbusPost - About and Vision
How NimbusPost Works - Services offered
NimbusPost - Logistics Industry Details
NimbusPost - Founder and Team
NimbusPost's Ideation - How it Started
NimbusPost - Challenges Faced
NimbusPost - Name Meaning and Logo
Launch & Strategic Growth Hacks of NimbusPost
NimbusPost - Funding
NimbusPost - Competitors
NimbusPost - Recognitions and Achievements
NimbusPost - Current State and Future Plans
NimbusPost - FAQs

NimbusPost - About and Vision

NimbusPost is one of the leading logistics platforms in India. With the team's strong technical background and a reliable customer support team, NimbusPost offers tech-enabled logistics services to SMEs and large enterprises.

Its vision is to create a tech-enabled logistic ecosystem to provide the most beneficial shipping services to eCommerce sellers. As a young company, with a fresh outlook towards business issues, it aims to help businesses overcome their day-to-day order-fulfillment challenges.

"We believe in looking for solutions when others see only problems. By creating an advanced, multi-faceted logistics platform, our mission is to be the first choice for every logistics need of online sellers" as said by NimbusPost's founders.

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How NimbusPost Works - Services offered

The key attribute of NimbusPost's services is to make shipping easier for businesses by automating their shipping process. The use of advanced technology like AI and automation empowers it to provide quick and hassle-free shipping, lesser RTO, maximum transparency, quick COD remittance, integration to eCommerce channels along with many other benefits.

Following are some points highlighting how NimbusPost helps online sellers take care of their shipping challenges.

  • Wide range of courier options: Depending on a single courier partner keeps the sellers from serving customers in all locations. As NimbusPost brings India’s top 17+ local and national courier partners (DTDC, FedEx, Blue Dart, UPS, Delhivery, Gati, XpressBees, etc.) on a single platform, sellers can deliver packages to 27000+ pin codes across India, including even the remotest locations.
  • Reduce RTO: High return shipments mean high RTO. Delayed shipments and fake delivery attempts are the major reasons behind the increased RTO percentage. As NimbusPost offers the quickest deliveries with help of India’s leading courier partners, it can help reduce RTO orders. Also, by accessing the NDR panel in real-time, sellers can act on RTOs immediately and resolve them to reduce the RTO.
  • NDR panel: High RTO and fake remarks can cost a lot to the online sellers. NimbusPost allows real-time access to the NDR panel to let the sellers verify and resolve each RTO request at the earliest.
  • Shipping cost: Shipping at higher costs limits the online sellers from earning a good margin, but NimbusPost suggests courier partners that can offer delivery services at the best rates.
  • Auto cloud-calling: Without receiving any confirmation for COD orders, it’s difficult for online sellers to segregate spam orders from real ones, which mostly results in high RTO. NimbusPost’s automated cloud-call feature for COD order confirmation allows the sellers to immediately confirm the COD orders and manage the shipping accordingly.
  • Integration: Using NimbusPost’s integration feature, online sellers can directly ship the orders from their online stores on Amazon, Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, Prestashop, and Unicommerce.
  • Early COD remittance: Waiting for months for COD settlements disrupts the cash flow for proper inventory management. NimbusPost offers the quickest COD remittance or even same-day COD withdrawal* on request to help the sellers with non-stop cash flow.
  • Real-time tracking: NimbusPost offers real-time order tracking to its sellers and end customers which enhances the sellers’ post-shopping experience and customers’ shopping experience to a great extent.
  • Zero subscription fee: Paying a high subscription fee adds to the unnecessary expenses of the online sellers. NimbusPost offers a free account set up and subscription to its services to allow the sellers to find their best shipping partner for each shipment.

NimbusPost - Logistics Industry Details

The sudden rise in the number of online purchases after the pandemic hit the world became the primary reason for the eCommerce industry’s exponential growth. This growth further led to the substantial growth of the logistics sector. Considering the pattern of online shopping is going to be continued by 67% of urban Indians even after the pandemic is over, eCommerce logistics is likely to grow at a rapid rate in the next 5 years. Stats show that the Indian logistics industry is expected to grow by USD 10.74 billion during 2021-2025.


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NimbusPost - Founder and Team

NimbusPost was founded by Yash Jain and Rajeev Pratap together in 2018. Both the founders lead the strategies related to methodology, marketing, and clients.

Currently, NimbusPost is a team of 200+ logistics specialists and technology experts who work together to make a difference under experts’ guidance.

NimbusPost Owner, Founders
NimbusPost Founders - Yash Jain and Rajeev Pratap

NimbusPost's Ideation - How it Started

NimbusPost’s foundation story goes back to the time when its founders, Yash and Rajeev, came across the shipping woes of e-commerce sellers. Most online sellers would struggle with their business because of being associated with less-motivated third-party courier partners. Be it a delayed delivery, damaged package, or some other shipping issue, the sellers would have to pay the price. Their dependency on these courier partners would often lead to a negative customer experience and eventually business loss.

With NimbusPost, the founders aimed to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers with the help of professional shipping services. When they saw how much loss the e-commerce sellers had to bear owing to the everyday shipping obstacles, Rajeev and Yash saw an opportunity to create a quick and hassle-free shipping solution by bringing together India’s leading local and national courier partners onto a single platform.

NimbusPost - Challenges Faced

The biggest challenge that the team faced so far was right at the inception, which is to develop a tech-enabled platform using state-of-the-art tools and enlisting the country’s leading national and local courier partners to help the sellers maximum pin codes throughout the country.

Apart from bringing on board names such as Blue Dart, Delhivery, XpressBees, FedEx, Gati, Shadowfax, and DTDC, NimbusPost has also joined hands with some of the best e-commerce platforms too such as Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, and Unicommerce, Prestashop, etc. to come up with a brilliant customer service dimension to its logistics platform. Today, NimbusPost has a strong team of 200+ logistics and technology experts all of whom are between 25 and 40 years of age.


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Another word for “parcel post”, the name “NimbusPost” signifies shipping. The moving design of its logo symbolizes smooth shipping flow.

NimbusPost
NimbusPost Logo

Launch & Strategic Growth Hacks of NimbusPost

NimbusPost has been a seller-centric platform since the beginning and has focused on easing out the shipping problem areas of online sellers. By using advanced technology, it has been able to offer unique features along with the free signup benefit to its clients. Offering all these benefits led NimbusPost to gain its first 100 customers.

The key strategic hacks of NimbusPost are:

  • Tech front - It offers the most advanced technology platform
  • Traditional Marketing front - Groundwork has been the startup's key strategy to reach the platform where it is today. NimbusPost participated in various industry events like seminars, webinars, exhibitions to make its footprint in the market
  • Digital footprint: Using the complete 360 of digital marketing space to create the buzz about our tech-enabled platform in the market
  • Alliance front: Strategic alliances with the industry leaders
  • Economical Pricing &  Upgraded services

NimbusPost - Funding

NimbusPost started as a bootstrapped organization and has a self-sustainable revenue model.


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NimbusPost - Competitors

Offering unmatched benefits like 17+ courier options, zero subscription cost, lowest shipping rates, API integration, access to real-time NDR panel, early COD settlements, and much more, NimbusPost has set a benchmark of quality logistics services. However, it considers Shiprocket and Shyplite to be its major competitors. Learn how to do competitor analysis in 5 easy steps.

NimbusPost - Recognitions and Achievements

  • Recognized by major media platforms like Hindustan Times, Outlook India, and others for its efforts to provide enhanced logistics solutions.
  • NimbusPost recently won the Logistics Tech Startup of the Year Award at an award show hosted by Franchise India.
  • Gaining 10,000+ customers in only 365 days is another major achievement of NimbusPost.

NimbusPost - Current State and Future Plans

Currently, NimbusPost register 2 million+ transactions every day and have 10,000+ happy sellers. It aims to double this number soon by increasing its operation areas.

As the startup is about to launch hyperlocal delivery, cross-border services, and more in the coming months, NimbusPost aims to reach a notch higher in terms of operations, quality of services, number of sellers, and business revenue.

  • Cross Border Logistics - Delivering products across the border isn’t possible for all online sellers due to various legal restrictions. NimbusPost’s cross-border logistics service will aid online sellers with cross-border trade very soon.
  • Hyperlocal Delivery - Through its hyperlocal delivery services, sellers will be able to enjoy an exceptional distribution experience. Retail sellers offering grocery, pharma products, food, etc. will be able to deliver at customers’ doorsteps in minimal duration.

NimbusPost - FAQs

What is NimbusPost?

NimbusPost is one of the leading logistics platforms in India. With the team's strong technical background and a reliable customer support team, NimbusPost offers tech-enabled logistics services to SMEs and large enterprises.

Who are the founders of NimbusPost?

NimbusPost was founded by Yash Jain and Rajeev Pratap in 2018.

Is NimbusPost bootstrapped startup?

NimbusPost started as a bootstrapped organization and has a self-sustainable revenue model.

How does NimbusPost make money?

NimbusPost stands with the notion - 'Pay only for what you ship!'. It has various plans like Starter (starts @ 27/500 gm), Enterprise (starts @ 24/500 gm) & so on. Services under each plan differ a little based on the need of businesses.

Who are the competitors of NimbusPost?

NimbusPost considers Shiprocket and Shyplite to be its major competitors.

What is NimbusPost's vision?

NimbusPost's vision is to create a tech-enabled logistic ecosystem to provide the most beneficial shipping services to eCommerce sellers.

Is NimbusPost an Indian Company?

Yes, NimbusPost is an Indian company headquartered in Gurgaon.

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