Glovo, a Spanish delivery startup, launched its service in Kyiv (Kiev) in early October. The company promises to deliver “anything — from snacks to pharmaceutical products, to gifts — within minutes” from any store to any corner of the city. The company is planning to expand to other Ukrainian cities in the future.
The startup also offers courier services — users can send packages of up to nine kilograms via “glovers,” or the Glovo couriers, who use bikes or motorbikes to move within the city.
An average delivery time is 35 minutes, while prices for delivery start from 30 hryvnias per order. These services are available to both iOS and Android users through the mobile app, as well as through the website. Customers can track their delivery in real time.
According to Rami El-Refai, Glovo’s manager for expanding to new markets, the service has no direct competitors on the Ukrainian market.
Ukraine is the twentieth country — after France, Italy, Portugal, Chile, Perú, Argentina, and Brazil, among others — where the startup, founded in Barcelona in 2015, launched its service. According to CrunchBase, the company has managed to raise over €152 million to date.