Logistics firm Glovo ramps up Kenya presence

Priscilla Muhiu, Glovo head of marketing, sub -Saharan Africa. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG 

Spanish delivery firm Glovo has on boarded 150 partners to strengthen its clientele base as it looks to edge out its main rivals Uber Eats and Sendy.

The online platform enables customers to order items such as food, groceries or gifts with a simple tap on their smartphone. Glovo then buys the items from its partner businesses and delivers them to customers using independent couriers.

The app charges a maximum delivery fee of Sh100.

The Spanish firm, which started its pilot programme in Kenya last November before formally launching in January, has so far enlisted 120 riders who make deliveries to various clients across the city.

“Glovo gives users access to anything at the tap of a button. Whether they want to buy a gift, do grocery shopping or buy a meal…Our delivery timeline from the time the order is placed is 45 minutes but we are working towards reducing this further down,” said head of marketing for sub-Saharan Africa Priscilla Muhiu.