ON-DEMAND delivery platform Lalamove continues to enjoy high demand in bookings and deliveries as Cebuanos continue to patronize e-commerce.
Because of this, the firm recently expanded its services to Carcar, San Fernando and Naga in the south and Danao and Compostela in the north.
Lalamove logged 110,000 bookings in Cebu in the first half of the year, of which 10 percent or 11,000 were from outside the tri-cities of Cebu.
In 2020, the firm saw an increase in Cebu bookings by 1,600 percent, with an average of 75,000 bookings a month prompting the expansion to Consolacion, Liloan, Minglanilla and Talisay.
Localized lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, limited mobility and border restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic amplified the demand for same-day delivery of goods and essentials, especially for local businesses operating amid restrictions, the company said.
During its first year in Cebu in 2018, Lalamove logged a monthly average of 152 bookings in Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu. This number grew to an average of 4,400 bookings a month in 2019.
Lalamove’s additional features and services like the multi-stop feature which allows up to 20 stops in one booking have proven to be beneficial for micro, small and medium enterprises and companies operating outside Cebu’s tri-cities.
Its queuing service, purchase or “pabili” service, additional assistant and cash handling service are also available in all of its service areas in Cebu.
Lalamove’s fleet of light trucks, multi-purpose vehicles, utility vans and motorcycles in Cebu allows hassle-free deliveries of all kinds of items from small documents and food to large-scale furniture and appliances.
Lalamove operates in 21 cities across Asia and Latin America, including Cebu and Manila in the Philippines. It provides different vehicle options according to needs, easy customer transactions, allows flexible schedules, and multiple bookings to help businesses of all sizes grow their reach. (KOC)