KENYA – Goodlife Pharmacy has listed its products on the Glovo Kenya app to enable customers to conveniently purchase over-the-counter medication, personal care, and beauty products.
The pharmacy has announced partnering with the quick-commerce startup as part of a drive to encourage people to embrace online shopping, as the world continues to fight Covid-19.
“This partnership with Goodlife has come at an important time for the country. As we continue to follow Government’s guidelines on combating Covid-19. Customers will be able to order their essentials through the Glovo app from the comfort of their homes,” said Priscilla Muhiu, General Manager at Glovo Kenya.
Online shopping is increasingly becoming second nature in Kenya, primarily for the convenience it brings but also for the wide selection of products it avails to customers.
“Our aim with these partnerships is to increase our portfolio and offerings in the multicategory space and make sure we are accessible to as many customers as possible,” Muhiu added.
David Kasonga, Head of Retail at Goodlife said this partnership will further improve the way customers access over the counter medication and everyday products.
“We are trying to remind customers during this time that ‘safe is smart’ and offer them another way to aid this. We want to give customers uncomfortable with mixing with crowds an alternative way to access our diverse range of products. Through this partnership, our users will easily be able to order for products they need,” he added.
Glovo plans to deliver from 60 stores located in Kenya in towns where it operates. Customers will be able to order from 45 Goodlife stores in phase one of the launch by 30th October 2021, and the remaining 15 stores by 15th November 2021.
Last month, Glovo launched operations in Nigeria, offering a multi-category on-demand delivery app, whereby pharmaceutical products are also enlisted. Glovo is focused on helping users with their immediate needs in busy cities around the world.
The Glovo app is already available in Morocco, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and brings its services to more than 40 cities, and more than 300,000 users, 8,000 restaurants and 12,000 couriers. The company’s presence in Africa accounts for more than 30 percent of its geographical footprint.\
Currently present in 23 countries across the world, Nigeria becomes the largest market of its operations by population size. The move into the country also marks the company’s presence in its third market across West Africa and its sixth African country of business globally.
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