Grocery and goods delivery app Blinkit (previously Grofers) has started a printout service in Gurugram. They are charging Rs 9 per page for black and white printing and Rs 19 for the coloured option. By the way, that’s not all. A delivery fee of Rs 25 will also be added to each printing order. Well, if you’re someone who spent their school and college days standing in front of the Xerox wale bhaiya near your house, then this service will simply shock you. But, netizens had mixed opinions about the new service.
The Zomato-owned company’s new service has sparked several reactions. While some welcomed the decision, others were shocked to see the price list. Many expressed that the printing stores in every locality charge Rs 2-3 for both side printing services. This initiated the discussion that the introduction of such services may fail because of the high prices.
We have compiled some of the reactions people had regarding the matter:
Blinkit is doing “Printout as a Service”. I bet laundry would have worked better,
Startups are literally doing anything. Is this even sustainable?
— Ravisutanjani (@Ravisutanjani) August 18, 2022
I really hope Blinkit turns that printout-as-a-service into a Google Cloud Print API too.
That way I can connect Swiggy’s print service like an actual network printer to my laptop, send print commands, and some minutes later someone will come to me with my pages.
— Arnav Gupta (@championswimmer) August 19, 2022
Not if the xerox wala is providing xerox training and byjus gets there first.
— Dead Value Investor (@karnanikunal) August 19, 2022
I get it at 2 per page if printed on one side and 3 if on both sides
— Gaurav Kumar Panda (@Gaurav12warrior) August 18, 2022
Blinkit is offering printouts on-demand in under 11 minutes
It’s a cheap way to acquire users that urgently need a printout because Blinkit is the only player that offers this
I doubt they’ll be making any
Also, this is a great way to acquire white-collar customers!
— Ronit H (@ronit_1997) August 19, 2022
blinkit’s printout service is a joke. Rs. 9 for a black and white printout in 2022??
— Tanuj Mittal (@SunkenHands) August 18, 2022
— Somesh Maliq (@Somesh83maliq) August 19, 2022
We don’t know about you, but our inner Monisha Sarabhai is facepalming hard at this new feature by Blinkit. But if it helps a poor student struggling to finish their project at the last minute, then we think the internet can give this service a clean chit.
What do you think of this? Will you try out this service?
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