Spanish startup delivery company, Glovo, has launched its operations in Nairobi.
The company uses a smartphone app to enable customers to order goods and have them delivered on demand. To enable them to do this, Glovo have partnered with a wide range of establishments, including restaurants, supermarkets, butcheries, bakeries, gift shops and as well as a network of Bike riders (called ‘Glovers’) to deliver the orders.
Glovo was founded in 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, and has since expanded its business across Europe, as well as reaching Africa and South America and now operates in more than 20 markets, offering its services to over 100 cities, including Paris, Madrid, Istanbul, and Buenos Aires.
“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,” stated Priscilla Muhiu, Head of Marketing for sub-Saharan Africa at Glovo.
“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.”
“Speed of delivery is one of Glovo’s value proposition and we would like to assure all our customers that we will live up to this promise.”
Glovo will refund the delivery fees for any deliveries which take more than 45 minutes and for the next couple of weeks, they are running a referral programme where users will be rewarded with credit worth Ksh600 when a user they referred uses Glovo. The referred user will also get credit worth Sh600 to use on their first order.