• Thursday, July 25, 2024
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Nigerian online supermarket begins 2-hour express delivery service


In response to increasing market demands, Nigeria’s popular online supermarket Gloo.ng, has launched a two-hour express delivery service.

Gloo.ng said besides the need to meet increasing market demands, the new market proposition is also targeted at promoting the happiness of busy homemakers.

According to Olumide Olusanya, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, the service is unique and first in class in Nigeria. He said the express service extends the convenience of Gloo’s award-winning same-day service (typically used for monthly stock-up purchases) to last minute, emergency or unplanned purchases.

A minimum order of N4, 000 is required, a maximum cap of N8, 000 is what is allowed and home appliance products are excluded.”

Olumide explained that the system is built in such way that these conditions are verified at the point of checking out; stressing that only orders that meet the above conditions will see the “2-Hour Express Service” option presented as part of the delivery options on the checkout page.

He added that all a customer needs to do is select this option as delivery method if he or she wants to use the 2-Hour Express service.

“Your ordered goods will be delivered within 2 hours of us sending you a Delivery Advice Confirmation message. The 2-Hour Express service attracts a N999 express delivery fee and payments are prepaid before an order is processed.

“Since the service is still in beta phase, we are presently limiting it to delivery locations on the Lagos Island region,” he added.

He also used the opportunity to expatiate on Gloo.ng’s purpose to “redefine and own the word ‘supermarket’ in Nigeria” and the vision to “be the biggest Nigerian online supermarket,” ultimately giving busy homemakers, irrespective of clout or class, no single reason to visit a brick-and-mortar supermarkets or and open market in any Nigerian city.


Jumoke Akiyode