Glovo, a technology company that links motorcycle riders to consumers wishing to buy and deliver products, has announced a partnership with Naivas Supermarkets, Kenya’s leading supermarket chain, to provide free deliveries in the wake of the Covid 19 Global Pandemic.
The partnership will see Glovo offer free deliveries for orders above Ksh.1,000 from Saturday 21 March to Sunday 29 March 2020, and a flat rate delivery fee of Ksh.100 on deliveries above Ksh.1,000 from Monday 30 April to Sunday 19 April.
“As an on-demand delivery service, we can provide food, groceries as well as over the counter pharmacy products. We have an obligation to make these essential products as accessible as possible, especially for those citizens in need. It’s important that we all come together now and that we all do as much as we can to help,” said Priscilla Muhiu, Head of Marketing and Growth, Africa
“In order to comply with the Ministry of Health directive to retailers to manage their shopper populations to reduce grouping and crowding, we expect that Kenyans will take to online shopping much faster and more,” said Willy Kimani, Chief Commercial Officer of Naivas.
Glovo endeavors to remain active, offering support and services to deliver essentials to all citizens while also operating safely and under the guidelines of the authorities. This move is part of Glovo’s broader agenda to be an enabler for delivery services in a time when many world economies are facing significant challenges posed by the Corona Virus.