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Spanish courier service Glovo set to launch in Uganda

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Glovo, on-demand courier service that purchases, pick up, and delivers products ordered through its mobile app is set to launch in Uganda. With food at the core of the business, Glovo delivers any product within a city at any time of day with over +100M annual orders and operate in 22 countries, and in +300 cities.

The service is present in over 20 countries and more than 100 cities (including  Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Cairo and now Nairobi). Every month, around 3 million orders are being delivered through the app under an average delivery time of 45 minutes.

The company is currently seeking to recruit for a Country Lead and various positions as it seeks to enter the Ugandan market after launching in Nairobi in February 2019. 

Glovo’s 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. The mobile app allows users to find and place orders with their favourite restaurants which are picked up when ready and delivered to the user’s doorstep.

The platform’s features include geolocation, which allows customers to track their deliveries in real-time and locate the nearest glover (courier), thus optimizing speed and distance. It´s like a new personal courier available to everyone that runs your errands immediately and on-demand.

The Spanish start-up was founded in Barcelona in 2015 and aspires to be a multi-category lifestyle app with food delivery being the most popular offering.

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