While some e-commerce firms such as Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal have their own delivery teams, many startups are utilizing the services of third-party logistics companies as they expand. Over the next five years, close to 75,000 people could be employed (pdf) in e-commerce warehousing and logistics.

The next time you see a uniformed young man with a massive backpack weaving through traffic on a motorcycle, remember that he isn’t just a delivery man. Instead, think of him as the backbone of India’s booming billion dollar e-commerce business.

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