Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation and distribution express logistics company, today announced its General Price Increase (GPI), effective from January 1st 2022. The average shipment price increase will be 9.6% as compared to 2021, dependant on the shipping profile.
Blue Dart prides itself on its future-ready solutions and has ensured that all its customers are provided with exceptional service quality despite the pandemic; an attribute that is benchmarked by the express logistics provider in the industry. In order to continue providing a resilient, reliable and efficient solution to customers, Blue Dart adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation, currency dynamics, fuel cost fluctuations, rising regulatory costs and other mandatory costs, such as expenses related to compliance for the workforce with enhanced security regulations across 35,000+ locations it services.
Commenting on the announcement, Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart said, “Over the last year and a half, innovation, adoption of technology, agility of our systems and our workforce, have all showcased the resiliency of the Blue Dart brand. Our persistent need to consistently update our systems and processes, has ensured that we remain one step ahead of the curve even during unprecedented times. We need to always trouble-shoot for potential challenges today in order to guarantee a satisfied customer at all times. Annual increase is more inflation related and enables us to sustain service quality and cost increases. At the same time, we also try to make a significant contribution to improving our environmental footprint and remain a Sustainable Provider of Choice.”
Ketan Kulkarni, CMO & Head – Business Development, Blue Dart adds, “Blue Dart has thrived during the pandemic and continues to remain cautious yet optimistic on the way forward. Automation and technology have always been major pivots of our business, not only to ensure customer satisfaction, but also to make sustainable choices that secure a future for the generations of tomorrow. Our innovation will continue to remain persistent to provide customers with only the best in class services with future ready technologies.”
As a Provider of Choice for leading organisations in the country across sectors such as eCommerce, Lifesciences & Healthcare, Automobiles, Consumer Electronics, Banking / Financial Services & Insurance; Blue Dart is committed to continuously invest in technology, automation & infrastructure in order to offer solutions that are industry benchmarks and at par with global standards.