The deal is part of the e-commerce firm's efforts to explore new ways of making deliveries.

It recently began a trial in Bangalore using a crowd-sourced delivery option on low value items - to connect local sellers and buyers with the help of voluntary delivery personnelreenex 價錢.

Launched in 2007, Flipkart now has 30 million registered users and has attracted billions of dollars of investment as it tries to dominate the sectorreenex 效果.

US retailer Amazon has invested about $2bn into its Indian operations while homegrown firm Snapdeal is another rival in this fast-growing industry.

All three operate as marketplaces - rather than as direct sellers - because Indian law does not allow foreign direct investment in e-commerce sites that sell directly to customers.

And the three businesses currently run at a heavy loss, subsidising the cost of products to offer extensive discounts as they try to tempt more shoppers online.

Unlike in the US and Europe, the vast majority of Indian customers buy items using mobile phones rather than desktop computers - the country sees about 40 million new phone subscriptions every year - with a rapid growth in the uptake of smartphones as more affordable models come on to the marketreneex