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Glovo partners with Naivas to offer free deliveries for orders above Ksh.1,000


Delivery firm Glovo has announced a new partnership with Naivas Supermarkets to provide free deliveries in the wake of the Covid 19 Global Pandemic.

The partnership will see Glovo offer free deliveries for orders above Ksh.1,000 from Saturday 21 March to Sunday 29 March 2020, and a flat rate delivery fee of Ksh.100 on deliveries above Ksh.1,000 from Monday 30 April to Sunday 19 April.

“As an on-demand delivery service we can provide food, groceries as well as over the counter pharmacy products. We have an obligation to make these essential products as accessible as possible, especially for those citizens in need. It’s important that we all come together now and that we all do as much as we can to help,” said Priscilla Muhiu, Head of Marketing and Growth, Africa

“In order to comply with the Ministry of Health directive to retailers to manage their shopper populations to reduce grouping and crowding, we expect that Kenyans will take to online shopping much faster and more,” said Willy Kimani, Chief Commercial Office of Naivas.

This move is according to Glovo is part of its broader agenda to be an enabler for delivery services in a time when many world economies are facing significant challenges posed by the Corona Virus.

The Naivas Glovo partnership comes just a few days after Tuskys supermarket also entered into a similar partnership with Sendy. Customers are required to order online, pay via M-PESA and then have their goods delivered to them.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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