Spanish delivery firm Glovo launches food delivery service in Kenya

KENYA – Glovo, a Spanish delivery start-up firm, has launched its operations in Kenya through its delivery application software that allows consumers order food and groceries among other goods, reports Business Daily.

In addition to food and groceries delivery and orders, Glovo said that customers through the Glovo application software can make orders of “virtually anything” in which couriers will deliver the item from any store in less than an hour.

Priscilla Muhiu, Glovo’s Head of Marketing in Sub-Saharan Africa said that the platform offers speed and convenience providing an economical approach to the delivery sector in the country.

“We are extremely excited about our launch in Nairobi after Morocco and Cairo, which strengthens our presence in Africa, and at the same time reinforces the transformation that the on-demand economy and delivery sector is undergoing in Kenya.

Our vision is to bring the convenience of technology to everyone’s hand, giving them access to their own city, while creating income opportunities for thousands of Glovers i.e. our delivery riders,” she added

According to Glovo, the delivery service is presented in over 20 countries across three continents in Africa, Europe and South America and more than 100 cities including Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Istanbul and Cairo.

Glovo revealed that so far, the application has attaine about 3 million orders and deliveries per month at an average delivery time of 45 minutes.

Glovo hopes to ride on the rising number of smartphone users in Kenya to beat other courier firms in the country that have not been relying on phone apps.

The app also sends notifications to let customers know when their orders are picked and an estimated time of arrival.

It becomes the attest smart-phone centred business to launch in Kenya and joins its competitors in the country such as Sendy.

Founded in 2015 by Oscar Pierre and Sacha Michaud in Barcelona, Glovo has raised a total funding amount of US$ 174.58 million and is currently hiring for its Africa operations.

The firm is hiring Glovers or independent couriers connected to its platform especially targeting to work with restaurants, grocery shops, Super Markets, Gifts, Pharmacies, and Courier.

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