Glovo’s ‚Q-Commerce’ service to allow 3rd-parties to stock goods in its warehouses
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Spanish delivery app Glovo are to use networks of city centre warehouses as part of a new B2B service designed to deliver a wider range of goods within half an hour.
As part of the plans, Glovo have launched a new ‚Q-Commerce’ service that offers 3rd parties the chance to store their products at Glovo’s own warehouses. The use of the letter ‚Q’ refers to the system being quick.
The company already have a number of warehouses in Spain, Portugal and Italy that are referred to as „dark stores”, as they stock supermarket goods and are entirely dedicated to online deliveries. Glovo are expected to open as many as 100 more such „dark stores” between now and the end of next year.
Daniel Alonso, Glovo’s global director of Q-Commerce, says they are introducing the system as consumers are no longer willing to wait 24-48 hours for deliveries:
„It is no longer a case of waiting 24-48 hours for a delivery. Rather, the expectation for this is now a matter of minutes. At Glovo we’re committed to thirty minutes or less with all products available on Q-Commerce. As we continue to expand our enhanced offering, we’re excited to launch Q-Commerce in other parts of Spain and the rest of Europe, Eastern Europe and Africa over the next 12 months.”
At present, Glovo tend to deliver supermarket food items and takeaway meals. However, the company plan to expand their portfolio into the delivery of non-food and even medicine.
The couriers that operate on Glovo’s on-demand platform will also be able to make deliveries for other companies — a move labelled by Glovo as a “turn-key” logistics solution that will allow firms large and small to support their online stories.
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