Glovo is now available in more parts of Nairobi City

Glovo, a Barcelona based start-up launched in Kenya, Ghana, and Egypt in December of 2018 in a move to transform the way consumer access to local goods. This was meant to enable anyone to get nearly any product delivered to their doorstep in less than 60 minutes.

Presently in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and launching across Africa, Glovo’s on-demand mobile application connects customers with independent local couriers, who acquire goods from any restaurant or shop in a city and also deliver urgent packages for a variable fee.

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During the initial launch, the service was available in Lavington, Kileleshwa, Kilimani, Westlands and UpperHill as part of the pilot phase. Today, the service is expanding its operation to a bunch of new areas within Nairobi City. The complete list of areas covered now includes;

  • Westlands
  • Kilimani
  • Upper Hill
  • Muthaiga
  • Limuru Road up to Ruaka
  • Runda
  • Kileleshwa
  • Lavington
  • Ngong Road up to Junction Mall
  • Nairobi West
  • Lang’ata road up to KWS
  • South B & South C
  • Mombasa Road up to Sameer Business park
  • Mbagathi Way

The firm is hiring Glovers or independent couriers connected to its platform and own a bike or vehicle and smartphone, and want to make money in their free time.

How to use the platform

To use the platform, head on out to Glovo App’s website or install the app on your Android or iOS device. One then has to choose a product of one of the categories to have it sent or picked. The firm charges a small delivery fee for the orders based on distance and its platform agreement with every store.

Glovo also allows users to schedule a delivery or can use the app to buy any product or make your deliveries and express messages in the city. Users can also use the app to make a big purchase from the supermarket and use motorbikes or bicycles to deliver their shopping.