Glovo start-up, which allows smartphone users to order anything they want directly from mobile, has delivered more than 30,000 products to the capital, three months after launching the local market.
The application was downloaded by more than 50,000 users and over 800 vendors.
With Anything / Everything service, Glovo can deliver anything from a backpack bought from a specialized shop to a dress that the user has seen in a shop, and with Courier / Courier service, it is allowed to deliver documents or pick up items forgotten at home or at the office, such as keys, glasses, or notebooks.
An important segment of orders is pharmaceuticals, diapers, baby milk and baby food.
In the three months since he started in Bucharest, the 800 glovers have travelled by scooters or cars over 100,000 km in the capital and delivered 3,700 kebaps, 5,100 burgers, 2,100 pizza, 1,000 eclechers and 800 donuts. The average order per user is 50 lei.
Glovo plans aim to extend services through partnerships with vendors offering products dedicated to pregnant women and mothers to provide quick and integrated access to them. The first three months show an increase in orders for diapers, milk powder, baby food and creams.
“We have an Anything category that allows users to place a command or deliver anywhere in the vendor’s bag . We first thought that this service is helping mothers and we are looking at expanding partnerships with stores that provide products for pregnant women, “said Victor Răcariu, General Manager of Glovo Romania. According to him, families are very active in the app and buy anything from nappies and baby food to the necessary items in the kitchen or supermarket shopping for all members.
Most food commands in the Food category were made from Dristor Doner Kebap, Vivo Fusion Food Bar, Uncle John, Salad Box, Taksim, KungFu King, Hello Donuts, Donutino, Japaneseos, Pork, Pepp and Pepper, Ganesha Caffe, Wu Xing. Glovo currently has a partnership with over 150 restaurants in the capital.
By the end of September, Glovo users benefit from free delivery to products ordered from the categories Restaurants and Snacks & Juices.
Currently, the service is available only in Bucharest, but Glovo’s plans aim at expanding into cities with over 200,000 inhabitants. The platform is a market in which three types of users are operating: users who want to order their food or any other product or deliver certain items, restaurants and partners that get closer to customers and suppliers.
In mid-July, Glovo received € 115 million in funding, being one of the best funded startups in Europe.