Even as common sense dictates that inclement weather and traffic-choked streets can stymie the efforts of delivery firms, one may be surprised to learn that the real logistical challenge for them is to find the correct address.

Evidenced by the six-year experience of third party logistics venture Delhivery, the incorrect deciphering of addresses in India - which are admittedly complex - by machines will likely lead to deliveries at the wrong address.

“Over the last few years, we have realized that our challenges are bigger than last mile and cash on delivery,” says Sahil Barua, CEO and co-founder of the Gurgaon-based company. “With respect to addresses, we are working on a routing proprietary software that picks up the correct address in case someone has given a wrong pin code or character,” he adds.

This software - named ‘ADFIX’ - does not depend on just a single character, but checks the whole address