Increasing demand for deliveries gives birth to homegrown app

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A NEW player is joining the growing general delivery services business in Cebu.

Developed by Cebu’s homegrown programmers and designers under a work-from-home setup, delivery app Aguila wants to create a sustainable delivery platform even after the pandemic.

Aguila, according to technopreneur and chief executive officer Michael Cubos, aims to address the high demand for door-to-door delivery in Metro Cebu. It is poised to compete head on with the delivery apps that were developed in Europe and China.

“What makes us different from the existing apps now is that we are a homegrown brand, which means we know the demands and concerns of Cebuano consumers better,” said Cubos.

Aguila was officially launched Wednesday, Dec. 16, after a month of soft opening. The team tapped motorcycle groups in Cebu to act as its partner delivery riders.

The delivery app, which can now be downloaded in Apple’s App Store, Google Play and Huawei’s App Gallery, has a user-friendly design, making delivery requests easier and convenient.

It also has delivery categories like food, laundry, documents, grocery and medicine, among others. Cubos said they have partner delivery riders who are experts in handling delivery of specific items.

“We are empowering the motorbike community for them to see delivery as an additional income stream during this time of economic and health crisis,” said Cubos.

Aguila app users are also assured of affordable rates.

It gets only five percent for every booking fee. But as part of its promotional run, Cubos announced that they would implement “no booking fee” until Dec. 31.

Anthony Maderazo, chief operating officer at Aguila, said four motorcycle groups have been plugged into their platform.

Each group has about 20 to 25 active riders.

“We are stretching our efforts to tap more motorbike groups,” he said.

Aguila serves Metro Cebu. It currently has 150 riders in its platform. / KOC