Food delivery platform, Swiggy, on Wednesday launched an instant pickup and drop service in Bangalore. Called Swiggy Go, the service can be used to pick up and drop off laundry, get forgotten keys, send lunch boxes from home to office or even deliver documents or parcels to clients. Similar to Swiggy Stores, which promises to deliver household items like groceries, flowers and medicines within an hour, Swiggy Go will also be part of the main app, said the company.
“Swiggy’s vision is to elevate the quality of life of urban consumers by offering unparalleled convenience. After enabling this with food delivery for five years and stores across the city with Swiggy Stores, Go will open the Swiggy delivery superpower to all consumers in the city”, Sriharsha Majety, CEO, Swiggy, said in a statement.
Swiggy Go is being launched in the company’s home turf, Bengaluru, to start off with, but the company plans to go national with the new service in the future. According to Majety, it will be expanded to over 300 cities and Swiggy Stores in all the major metros, although, there seems to be no ETA for it just yet. The company also plans to expand its on-demand delivery service, Swiggy Stores, to Bengaluru and Hyderabad, he said.
In Bengaluru, the platform will deliver from any store, including more than 300 merchant-partners like Godrej Nature’s Basket, Nilgiri’s, Organic World, Heads Up For Tails and Nandu’s Chicken, while in Hyderabad, the company has tied up with close to 200 merchant-partners like Ratnadeep, Ghanshyam, Sneha Chicken, Yellow and Greens and 24 Organic Mantra. Like in Bengaluru, the company will also deliver from any store within its service areas in the city.
With inputs from IANS