Based in Delhi, Manvi Dhawan began her second innings as an entrepreneur running eight delivery stations to ensure last-mile delivery for Amazon India
After fifteen years of working in the banking and telecommunications industry, Manvi Dhawan put her career on hold to take care of her children in 2013. After seven years of sabbatical, Manvi gathered the courage to take an entrepreneurial plunge and live the much-touted dream of being one’s own boss.
Looking for business avenues and opportunities, Manvi learnt about Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner (DSP) programme where the e-commerce giant partners with Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) to deliver packages to Amazon customers – achieving the twin goal of creating unique business opportunities and delivering the company’s packages to the hinterlands of India.
The 44-year-old jumped at the opportunity after a friend’s recommendation and some online research. Wasting no time, she set up Saima Enterprises as a delivery service partner with one station in Panchkula in January 2021. Within a span of 15 months, Saima Enterprises has expanded to operate eight delivery stations and create work opportunities for more than 150 delivery associates in the NCR region.
Manvi is also breaking the proverbial glass ceiling by thriving in the logistics industry that was traditionally considered male-dominated. Personally, she hopes that building Saima Enterprises would inspire other women to take part in the logistics sector. Bootstrapped so far, Manvi aims to expand her geographical reach and generate further employment opportunities in the future.
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