Future of Fuel Industry : Doorstep Diesel Delivery

It was in the year 2017, The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas started pondering over the idea of the legalization of home delivery of High-Speed Diesel in the Oil Industry (HSD). Almost 4 years later, doorstep delivery of diesel via mobile petrol pumps has cemented its place as the next big thing in the fuel retail segment in India. Most established OMCs like Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) have sought expressions of interest from startups, also touted as 'FuelEnts' that want to deal in the doorstep delivery. 

Since its conception, Doorstep Diesel Delivery (DDD) has flourished and given back to a range of sectors like agriculture, transport, healthcare, business, education, economy, and environment, in numerous ways. Below, we illustrate why Doorstep Diesel Delivery is the future of the fuel industry.

  • DDD has high returns - The economic returns for DDD have been primal to the success and popularity of the venture. DDD has single-handedly managed to garner gross revenues from startup standing at Rs. 22 million in 2019-20. By the end of 2021, Humsafar plans on targeting diesel delivery of 500 million liters, contributing to the economy of the country. In fact, in less than four months, the Humsafar app, 'Fuel Humsafar', has crossed over 10,000 downloads on Google Play Store and has processed 20,000 transactions. DDD has also helped enable successful ‘FuelEnts’ while bridging the gap between the demand and supply of the fuel industry in India.

  • DDD has largely reduced fuel theft - Fuel pilferage and adulteration, global issues that have been a major challenge for oil companies is not just in our country but all across the world. Besides putting economy, environment, and human capital at risk, the reputation of a fuel retail station is popularly dependent on how adulterated the fuel is. DDD employees technologically advanced bowsers, i.e, geofencing enabled bowers weed out the possibility of pilferage or adulteration by being only functional in geofenced areas. When we speak about the technology used by DDD, an on-demand fuel delivery app is a huge part of the DDD business that makes everyone's life easier, and predominantly acts as a method of curbing fuel adulteration issues up to a great extent. Humsafar's on-demand fuel delivery app, Fuel Humsafar that offers a seamless experience, ensures high-quality fuel which would remain the first preference for users over other petrol stations.
  • DDD saves everyone time and money - Prior to DDD, if anyone had to get into the fuel retail business, they had to set aside a considerable amount of capital for just the real estate. Beyond the high cost of real estate, setting up more stations was not a viable option either. DDD has solved the problem of overhauling investment capital for such aspiring entrepreneurs. Other than enabling new enterprises, DDD also helps institutions like hospitals, the agriculture industry, schools, and colleges, practically anyone with bulk fuel needs to save up on manpower and storage. Pretty much like Uber, Zomato, and Swiggy, people and organizations now don’t have to worry about stepping out to purchase fuel. At Humsafar, we make sure diesel is delivered to your doorstep within 8 hours of placing the order, without you worrying about how to store the fuel. 

  • DDD works as an excellent emergency filler - One more demand DDD fulfills is emergency availability. People often face fuel issues in the middle of the road where there is no nearby access to fuel. Or in the morning, at the time of office, people find their vehicles running out of petrol. In such cases, you can offer fuel on-demand 24/7 at the time of emergencies. Humsafar's availability during the COVID-19 crisis helping the Indian agriculture industry function normally and generate revenue served as a testament to how viable DDD is for even the biggest of unprecedented crises.

So, whether you are looking to avail doorstep diesel delivery or wan to become a fuel entreprenuer, the road ahead is shining for you.

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