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Instant delivery startup Blinkit’s new payment structure for its delivery partners has led to the executives’ protest. Per the new compensation schema, the delivery executives will receive a minimum of Rs 15 now, instead of Rs 25 per delivery. Formerly known as Grofers, where Ashneer Grover was the CFO (2015-17), Blinkit was acquired by Zomato in 2022. Remarking on the whole debacle, Ashneer Grover tweeted that Blinkit or Zepto’s issue ain’t Rs 15 for a delivery done against a Rs 50 item. Per the Third Unicorn co-founder the underlying issue is that instant deliveries have no economics. Ashneer remarks that low ticket size and lower margin can never be resolved with brute-force low delivery cost.

BlinkIt / Zepto – problem is not ₹15 for delivery against ₹50. Problem is 10Min delivery has no economics – low ticket size and low margin can never be solved through forced low delivery cost. BlinkIt journey : 90 Min (bull run) —> Next day (bear run) —> 10 Min (bull run) —> ??

— Ashneer Grover (@Ashneer_Grover) April 16, 2023

In July 2022, he had slammed Blinkit for ‘serving piping hot misery’ to parent Zomato in 10 minutes. The ex-shark jibed that had Zomato merged with Swiggy, their stocks would have rallied.

On the stock market – @letsblinkit served piping hot misery to @zomato in 10 minutes ! Yeh hi agar @Swiggy ko merge kar liya hota to ₹450 ka stock hota !!

— Ashneer Grover (@Ashneer_Grover) July 26, 2022

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Netizens seemed divided over Ashneer’s opinion on the whole debate. One user highlighted the growing accidents owing to 10 minutes delivery. Indeed there’s helluva pressure on the delivery partner.

But why do we need 10 min delivery? Recently an accident happened in front of me, involving the rider. Don’t want to see that. I have capitalistic POV for almost everything but in this case the pressure on rider is too much.

— Index Daily (@index_daily) April 16, 2023

Meanwhile, few other users slammed the instant delivery platforms for taking as long as 60 minutes for delivery. Canceling an order too takes about 20 minutes.

Worst experience with @Swiggy they take approx 60 minutes to deliver and many time you need to call them to cancel the products because you buyed that product from near shop in just 5 minutes and you saved 55 mins. But the service call center also takes 20 min to cancel order.

— Hritik kumar (@hritik9509) April 16, 2023

@SwiggyCares Swiggy instamart is worst. Insta means 60 mins delivery

— Balesh Daga (@balesh_d) April 16, 2023

Another user slammed the instant delivery companies for working like a logistic company and not really bothered about quality.

Besides the 1 you have pointed to I feel they work like a logistics company only quality not guaranteed.

Ordered fruits & veggies many times & 9 times out of 10 they have delivered nearly rotten products. I don’t think they have quality managers just city & whs mngrs.#zepto

— MG (@gulatimanish21) April 16, 2023

Other users remark that if the company doesn’t listen to its riders who risk their lives for 10 minutes delivery then it would be its surefire demise.

लाइफ का रिस्क लेकर 10 मिनट मे पहोचते है तेज रफ़्तार मे बाइक भागते है, ताकि कम्पनी का किया हुआ समय सीमा वाला वादा निभा सकें, उसके ऊपर डिलीवरी चार्ज कम करदेना? अपने एम्प्लोयी का ध्यान नही रखेंगे तो सब समाप्त हो जायेगा

— Sacheen Gandhi (@SacheenGandhi) April 16, 2023

A rider from Mumbai conveyed his concerns under Ashneer’s tweet. He remarks that due to the change in rate card, many riders are reluctant to work now.

Dear Ashneer Grover sir,
l am working in blinkit company (Zomato) as a rider in lower parel and Dadar location.
Delivery can be done in 10 minutes but due to change of rate card( 15rs for per delivery and 12/km ) of Blinkit a few days back many riders are not ready to working’

— Shubham Agrahari (@Shubham93275111) April 16, 2023

Meanwhile, some users slammed Ashneer Grover’s Crickpe, a fantasy sports app he recently launched. One user wrote at least instant delivery apps are better and productive app than Crickpe that looks like gambling. Another jibed: don’t curse others instead take care of your own dhanda first.

Well atleast better and productive than crickpe app which u made recently that’s looks like gambling and risky app. Pls come up with new ideas.

— Raviiiiii (@Ravinepz) April 16, 2023

See Also: Ashneer Grover Reveals Zomato Cofounder Deepinder Goyal’s Obsession With Sports Car; Where He Spent His Funding Money

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