New Courier mobile app “Glovo” expands delivery services to Uganda.

The expansion into Uganda according to them will make it the second market in East Africa for the company, and the fourth African country where the firm has established operations.

New Courier mobile app “Glovo” expands delivery services to Uganda.
Glovo rider, known as a Glover on his motorbike

As part of its continued market expansion strategy in Africa, an  on-demand delivery app Glovo has launched its operations in Kampala. Glovo entered Africa in 2018, Kenya was the second country for the continent after Morocco. 
The expansion into Uganda according to them will make it the second market in East Africa for the company, and the fourth African country where the firm has established operations.
Glovo is a multi-category on-demand platform that allows users to order anything with a simple tap on their smartphone. Customers can order anything that fits on a motorbike and it will be delivered to them by a specialist Glovo rider, called a Glover including groceries from Carrefour and other partners, restaurant food from KFC, Java, house and a wide range of the best local food, and an array of drinks and other products.
Speaking during the launch, William Benthall, Glovo’s General Manager for Sub-Saharan
Africa, expressed his optimism towards the new venture. “We are extremely excited about
Our launch in Uganda and we think that residents of Kampala should be feeling the same
Way! Hundreds of thousands of people in cities across Africa are already used to integrating Glovo into their daily lives to help them to save time and money and we are optimistic that our solution will be a welcome addition to customers, restaurants and stores in Uganda,” said Benthall.
“Uganda is a uniquely interesting market for Glovo. Residents of Kampala are used to using Boda Boda’s to move around and order food and other products. In addition to this informal market, there is also a large segment of the population using apps to move around or order goods for delivery. This provides an interesting opportunity to introduce a fresh new service with low prices and amazing user experience,” he added.


He added that customers can also use the platform to request a rider to send or collect packages, and they can track their rider at all times and whatever they order on the platform should be with them in under 45 minutes and If it arrives in over 60 minutes the delivery is free.
Glovo according to the founders  is an on-demand delivery platform that allows you to buy, collect, and send any product or item within your city. Born in Barcelona, the company operates in over 650 cities in 22 countries across and Sub-Saharan Africa. Glovo has more than 2.5 million monthly active users, 50,000 active couriers, and over 50,000 associated partners worldwide.