First of all lets talk about, what is Glovo?
Glovo is a start-up company that has been founded in Barcelona in 2015. It is an on demand service that purchases, picks-up and delivers anything that is ordered through the app. The service is carried-out in less than an hour by independent couriers, called Glovers. Currently, its service is currently available in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Chile and Peru. The app is available for free download for both IOS on the App Store and Android in the Play Store. It is also usable on the web through website. It is very popular, the numbers prove it, as Glovo claims to have 250,000 users and 3,000 partners. Furthermore in July the platform passed one million orders and is on track to surpass its 2 millionth order before the end of the year.
So what the story behind it?
The company started its operations in Barcelona in March 2015, where its headquarter is located. It is an economy on demand platform. Founded by Oscar Pierre and Sacha Michaud, it has already received funding of more than 37M € in the three rounds of funding so far.
What is the app itself?
The application allows customers to order whatever he/she wants. It has different categories depending on the type of product: food, pharmacy, groceries, courier, etc. Furthermore with Glove being a thing now, you can ever order food from Mcdonalds to your home! This is very convenient, as you dont need to go anywhere, just order and pay a small fee. Normally the fee for 1 menu delivered home, is about 2 euros. The process is very simple, you choose what do you want to order in the app, then create an order. Once the Glovo (order) is made, the customer can see by geolocation which glover will deliver the order, where it is located and the route the Glover will follow. All in real time. The vast majority of the glovers use motorbikes and bicycles.
Quick thing to note here that the payment options can be limited to certain credit card. For example you cannot pay with Maestro or Paypal, which could be a downside to some people. Other than that, the service is very handy and easy to use. Especially the feature, where you can see a Glover on the map, where he is and when he will get to your place!