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Porter is an Indian logistics company that specializes in on-demand logistics services through its own and partner networks. At the time of its inception, Porter was a cab calling service for commercial vehicles. The delivery service, which was introduced later, is generally used by merchants that require reliable yet quick hyperlocal delivery services.
Porter was founded in August 2014 with a vision to revolutionize the on-demand movers and packers service. The organization usually used to work like Uber but for commercial goods carriers. Gauging the demand of the eCommerce sector, the company transitioned itself into an on-demand courier service company.
Porter started leveraging its regional presence and network of goods vehicles to enable a hyperlocal express service for customers. With its core in a mobile application that facilitates on-demand porter services, the carrier also offers on-demand logistics services. You can deliver up to 19,000+ pin codes with the services, along with doorstep delivery and pickup.
A recent introduction of the company is the bike delivery services. This delivery service was enabled for retail merchants and local e-commerce businesses to enable faster yet cheaper deliveries in a region. The seamless model operates on a pay-per-use model, which enables you to optimize your shipping processes for finances.
The partner network of the company includes reliable carriers like Delhivery, Xpressbees, and eKart. These courier companies allow you to access express services across the country through the seamless mobile platform of Porter. While levitating towards being a reliable solution for e-commerce businesses, the carrier still provides packers and movers services to its customers. You can still book a tempo or truck for a hyperlocal delivery through the app. This enables a better B2C and B2B supply chain.
Porter has an enterprise solution that comes with a shipping management dashboard. This dashboard will enable you to manage shipments with the carrier and its partner through a single window. This visibility enables a better customer query resolution. The Mobile platform allows you to manage multiple locations on the move and enable easier access to your business. ClickPost has a shipping and tracking API integration with Porter to enable easy B2B and B2C shipping in less than 24 hours.
FAQs about Porter
1) Does Porter provide interstate services?
Porter does have interstate services. However, this facility is enabled through the partner courier firms of the company. This includes renowned carriers from the Indian Logistics sector like XpressBees, Delivery, and eKart.
2) Where to book a shipment with Porter?
To book an order with Porter, you will need to login in the mobile platform. Once you are logged in, you will go to create an order, enter the origin and destination pin code, select the required vehicle category, and book the shipment.
|Manifestation and shipping label generation API:||
Create an order with the carrier to manifest and deliver the order on the estimated schedule
|Track Shipment API:||Track the shipment through the carrier’s GPS-enabled tracking feature|
|Cancellation API||Cancel the order delivery request|
|EDD API:||Estimate the delivery date with the help of performance data|
|NDR Action update:||Take actions according to non-delivery reports to avoid triggering RTOs|
|Return Web-hooks:||Create a reverse shipping request to facilitate the return request|