Spanish delivery startup Glovo adds Kenya to its Africa operations

Spanish delivery startup Glovo adds Kenya to its Africa operations

Glovo uses a mobile application from which customers can order goods from any restaurant or shop in a city and have them delivered at a variable fee. (Image via MenaByte)

Spanish delivery startup Glovo has expanded its Africa operations to Kenya, underlying its intention to revolutionize the customer delivery service on the continent that is largely manual.

Currently based in Europe (Spain, Italy, Portugal and France) and South America (Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), Glovo has always been operating in Ghana and Egypt.

Glovo uses a mobile application from which customers can order goods from any restaurant or shop in a city and have them delivered at a variable fee.

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Glovo has raised a total funding amount of 152.1 million Euros and is currently hiring for its Africa operations especially targeting to work with restaurants, grocery supermarkets, gift shops, pharmacies, and courier services.

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 out of their free time.

The Spanish startup is currently testing its operations in Westlands and Kilimani in Kenya and as signed up merchants for some of their sections, including supermarkets, restaurants and cafes.

The startup was founded in Barcelona in 2015, and its delivery riders — with the distinctive yellow box bags strapped to their backs — are a common sight around the city, often to be spotted clustering in expectant groups at the entrance to McDonald’s and other fast food outlets.

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