3rd July 2023:Over the last few years, entrepreneurship has captured Indians’ imagination as a promising career path. Driven by the desire to offer something unique to the society, and to create meaningful work opportunities for many, individuals have taken the bold step of leaving behind more traditional careers to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Sachin and Manisha Sharma, a husband-wife duo are such entrepreneurs who co-founded M&M Logistics Solutionswith Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program and have enabled direct and indirect work opportunities for hundreds for locals in the North part of India.
Sachin, a postgraduate in International Business from Amity University, Noida, joined his family-owned warehouse. After 8 years, he realized that he wanted to build a new entrepreneurship venture. In 2015, he was introduced to Amazon India’s Delivery Service Partner Program by a friend, which proved to be a turning point in his professional journey. He took a leap of faith into entrepreneurship but was not alone. His wife Manisha,a postgraduate in Masters of Art in English, joined him in his endeavor. Together they founded M&M Logistics Solutions as Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners in October 2015.
Sachin and Manisha started with just one delivery station in Karol Bagh, Delhi. Over the last 8 years they have expanded their business across different geographies. Today, they manage close to 45 delivery stations in 21 cities, across Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Delhi-NCR to deliver Amazon packages.
“The journey to entrepreneurship as Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner has been very fulfilling. While there have been challenges on the path but we cherish every moment. Over the last 8 years, we have grown exponentially, creating diverse opportunities for people and ancillary businesses across North India. All this has been possible because of my wife’s incredible support and Amazon’s partnership,” says Sachin.“I have always believed in being independent and Amazon has given us an opportunity fulfil our entrepreneurship dream and to create work opportunities for locals across different geographies where we operate. Amazon’s training, delivery technology and immense knowledge in the logistics sector has not only helped us against the initial business challenges but also enabled our business to grow exponentially,” says Manisha.
After 8 years of running their logistics business successfully, Sachin and Manisha believe they are just getting started. Over the next few years, they aim to explore new cities across Haryana and Uttarakhand.
Dr. Karuna Shankar Pande, Director, Amazon Logistics, India says, “It brings me great pride to see the growth journey of M&M Logistics Solutions, and other small and mid-sized businessesgrowing exponentially and benefiting from Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner program. With the right guidance, these entrepreneurs not only build a successful business, but they also create opportunities for people at large.”
With the Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program, Amazon India has partnered with more than 300 individuals who have Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) to deliver packages to Amazon customers and provide them with growth avenues. Overall, Amazon India has close to 2000 delivery stations both owned and operated by Amazon, as well as Delivery Service Partners in more than 750 cities. In 2021, Amazon launched the next evolution of the Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program in India which enables aspiring entrepreneurs, even with little to no delivery experience, to develop and launch their own delivery businesses.