Glovo partners with Visa to support SMEs

Glovo has teamed with digital payments leader, Visa, to empower small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) through a series of online training courses.

The programme sits under Glovo’s umbrella programme, Glovo Local – an initiative to help bolster SMEs so that they can thrive in an increasingly digital world.

The videos are geared towards aspiring local business owners who want to competently start a small business, as well as growth-minded owners of small and medium-sized businesses looking for ways to streamline their current practices and expand. The series is aimed at small businesses with 10 or fewer employees.

With its online training series and through its partnership with Visa, Glovo intends to offer timely support to SMEs.

”Partnering with Visa is another opportunity to support SMEs on their digitalisation journey and accelerate small and independent businesses in regions like Africa, which has ample opportunities for local business owners. We’re confident that Visa can aid us in fuelling local economies through formalised, community-driven initiatives.” Sébastien Pellion, Head of Impact and Sustainability at Glovo said.

The partnership comes at an important time for SMEs worldwide to overcome persistent challenges including complex regulations, inadequate digital infrastructure, and a scarcity of digital talent. The series crucially covers a range of business-focused topics including digital payments, marketing campaigns, social media, and money management. The 100+ videos will be available across nine countries in southwest Europe and Africa (Spain, Portugal, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria) and will be accessible to over 40,000 SMEs.

Last year, Glovo and Visa conducted a pilot programme with partners in Morocco. The pilot involved an in-person workshop with more than 30 local partners, providing them with learning and development masterclasses on topics such as digital marketing, cash flow management and Glovo Ads. The feedback received from these partners played a key role in selecting and filtering the online training courses that are now being offered in collaboration with Visa.

“Globally we are moving from hundreds of millions of sellers – large and small – to billions of sellers around the world. Anyone today can be a seller – people reselling second-hand items via the circular economy; people working in the gig economy; or those in the creator economy. Visa is working to provide services at scale to reach these sellers and help them flourish.” Carl Manlan, Vice President and Head of Social Impact, CEMEA, Visa said.

”This is why we are proud to collaborate with Glovo and leverage the option of visual training to help provide these 40,000 SMEs with the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge and overcome the challenges of digitisation and leverage the opportunities of e-commerce and digital payments,” Carl added.

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