Blinkit launches paper print delivery service: how does it work, where is it available?

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Online grocery delivery platform Grofers was acquired by Zomato last month. Last year, Grofers rebranded itself as Blinkit, to solidify its commitment to delivering items in less time. Essentially, the platform is one of the country’s fast delivery services, like Swiggy Instamart. Now, Blinkit has launched a new print delivery service to select locations across the country.

Jitesh Goel, Product Manager at Blinkit, writes in a LinkedIn post: “At Blinkit we now print in minutes in a few areas. I’ve never had a printer at home and get it in a Internet cafe, library, neighbors or offices has always been cumbersome, especially when needed as deadlines approach.This should be really useful, especially at the rates available.

Service fees for Blinkit paper prints

As part of the new service, Blinkit is offering home printouts for those without a printer. The platform charges Rs. 9 a page for colorless prints and Rs. 19 a page for color copies. Moreover, the platform also takes Rs. 25 delivery fee for each order. According to a report by money control, the printing service is currently available in Gurugram and will gradually expand to other cities as well.

Some users may be hesitant to upload their documents to a third-party service. For them, Blinkit promises that documents uploaded to its servers will be deleted once printed. To use the service, users must upload the file when booking an order. The order is delivered in sealed envelopes to avoid any manipulation during delivery.

Goel explains the whole process saying “You upload the document to the app, it goes as a print instruction to the printer in our store and is printed automatically without any manual intervention. The file no longer exists. leaves after that. A picker then puts it in the envelope and seals the package and can’t duplicate it because he has no way to get that file from anywhere. Once sealed, no one can open the file. ‘envelope.

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