Motorbike Rider Eliud Castine, Glovo Head of Marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa Priscilla Muhiu and Lillian Wangechi go through the features of the Glovo mobile application
On demand delivery app Glovo has launched operations in Nairobi. Glovo is an on demand service that purchases, picks-up and delivers anything that is ordered through the app.
Glovo are offering users in Nairobi the convenience of being able to buy anything and have it delivered to their doorstep. Towards this end, the company has partnered with a wide range of establishments, including restaurants, supermarkets, butcheries, bakeries, and gift shops. Additionally, they have a network of Bike riders to deliver the products purchased.
Users on the app are able to order anything that is available on the app (clustered in different categories). The categories include Snacks & Juices, Markets, Gifts, Restaurants, and Personal Care. In addition, users can use the Anything tab on the app to order anything that is not available on the app. They also have a courier category that allows users to send things as long as they can fit on a motorbike.
Available payment on options are Cash on delivery, M-Pesa on delivery and Credit/Debit Card.
The app is available in Lavington, Kileleshwa, Kilimani, Westlands and UpperHill at the moment. According to the company, plans to underway to expand the service to more neighbourhoods.
Oscar Pierre, CEO Glovo had this to say about the Kenyan launch “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.”
Glovo was founded in 2015 in Barcelona and has since then expanded operations to 3 continents i.e. Europe, Africa, and South America. The service is present in over 20 countries and more than 100 cities. Kenya is the 3rd African market for Glovo, after Morocco and Egypt, that launched last year.
How to order through Glovo
1. Download the app for Android or iOS (Use the code TNDHK to get Ksh. 400 off your first order worth Ksh. 800 or more)
2. Insert Delivery Location: Input the address to which you’d like your items to be delivered to.
3. Find the perfect store and make your selection, or use the Anything tab for something not available on the app.
4. Sit back and track the progress of your delivery