Glovo was meant to solve everyday issues of Spain; from getting the charger to getting a seat booked in a restaurant of your choice. That is how easy every work becomes, with Glovo.
Starbucks, FNAC, Apple Store, VIPS... you choose
Every day immediate shipments
Remains at all times the position of your glover
The idea was to make people's life easy, by providing them with an E-Butler, who can follow orders and do the chores for you. The result, is a much famous app, Glovo.
You may know that Spain is one of the largest tourism industries, attracting a lot of postal traffic that’s why on-demand local delivery startup becomes popular. Spain’s Glovo can be compared with U.S.-based Postmates raised €2 million in funding in November 2015 from Bernardo Hernandez (Idealista, Flickr, ex-Google, Fever), Zaryn Dentzel (Tuenti), Felix Ruiz (JobandTalent, Tuenti), Antai Venture Builder, and Cube Investments.
Putting its first brick in January 2015, Glovo started taking orders in March. The Barcelona-based startup company promises to deliver anything you want from any shop or restaurant in your city and “get it to on your doorstep in less than an hour.”
“Our platform allows our users to buy or deliver almost anything in their city at the press of a button on their smartphone, the platform connects the order to the nearest available couriers and therefore optimizing distance and time,” Glovo co-founder Sacha Michaud tells TechCrunch.
Glovo is best known for offering a wide range of orders that doesn’t offer delivery such as late night pharmacies, alcohol, cigarettes and so on. “What is clear is that our customers really know exactly what they want and in most cases where we need to pick it up from,” says Michaud.
Currently, Glovo is charging a flat delivery fee of €5.5, however, couriers get 70-80% of that fee, including tips. Glovo will also think to work with premium partners and charging them a commission of the product purchased. It also developed API for stores or eCommerce sites to plug their delivery requirements directly into the platform.
“By using the resources that a city already has (citizens with free time), we have created a network of on-demand couriers that offer a solution for urban stores looking for a delivery service or for ecommerce sites that want to deliver in 60 minutes to their urban customers. Our goal is to create a hyperlocal marketplace with integrated immediate delivery,” he adds.
Glovo’s co-founder mentions Postmates as its competitors, along with Amazon, Uber rush and Google. “Our major difference we believe is we actually go out and buy exactly what you need from the restaurant or store you want, we want to be hyperlocal and by focusing on just that we think we will do it better,” says Michaud.
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