The ingenuity behind the Sri Lankan last-mile
logistics provider – Grasshoppers – was recognised by the WSA grand jury among the 2018
winners of the prestigious WSA award system. Here, the Grasshoppers Technology
Stack for E-Commerce Fulfilment was selected from the category of Business & Commerce.
Kapruka.com and Grasshoppers to open export market for Lankan producers via Amazon.com
to export to ‘Fulfilment by Amazon’ (FBA)
centres in mature online markets such as the USA and UK.
Optimism of e-commerce’s potential in frontier economies is due to its ability to
reach many customers joining the ‘on-demand’econ omy. Importantly,
it’s a battle to own the future. Convenience and appealing prices are what attract
customers to e-commerce businesses the world over.
Kapruka.com Founder and CEO Dulith Herath addressed the UN World Summit Information Society
(WSIS) Forum on 4 May in Geneva, Switzerland. He presented the latest invention titled
The e-commerce tool Grasshoppers launched by Kapruka.com is intended to revolutionise the
‘dispatch rider network’ in Sri Lanka and is aiming to be the chosen
partner for leading brands and rising local businesses. Still being piloted
with a few handpicked partners in Colombo and Kurunegala, Grasshoppers is an
emerging extended arm of e-commerce operations of Kapruka and Kapruka Global Shop.
What is grasshoppers and what type of service desk organisation provide?
Grasshoppers is a more than a mere courier. We are a fulfillment service
and enabler of e-commerce which is built on the premise of Internet,
mobile web platforms where you have a remote supplier and recipient.
Grasshoppers – the international award-winning last-mile logistics provider from Sri Lanka –is one of the most investable new businesses in the local e commerce landscape. Aavishkaar Frontier Fund recently announced its decision to buy into the tech start-up for the second time, signifying how Grasshoppers’ phenomenal growth and ingenious use of technology is garnering it a reputation as the new logistics provider to bank on.
Aavishkaar Frontier Fund Partner
Blue Chip Company owner
“I came across grasshoppers on a business trip in Colombo and it just took one call and the rest of my delivering worries were history. Very pleased to have partnered with them. Wishing them the best!”
“Journey of a thousand miles starts with one single step. I have now reached 100+ orders a week with Grasshoppers. Truly proud of their efficiency & timeliness. Keep it up!!”
“It’s not every day you get to find a tech savvy courier company that lets you monitor the finance aspect of the deliveries without having to call and check on due payments. Grasshoppers are an emphasis of brilliance. I monitor my money with no calls and I like to call it a bug free service – Pun intended”
At Grasshoppers we intend to revitalize the courier network in Sri Lanka and to be the chosen partner for various leading brands, local industrial experts and rising local and global businesses. Each delivery is a mission for us to build a long-term trusted relationship with our stakeholders. This encouraged us to create innovative systems and time definite delivery schedules.