Manila, November 2017 – Lalamove, Southeast Asia’s fastest growing on-demand courier service celebrates its 1st year here in the Philippines with a rapid growth and technological edge. With Lalamove’s presence in Metro Manila, it has completed hundreds of thousands of deliveries, propelling the delivery industry to a new level with its app-based system. Lalamove reduced the delivery process significantly for the customers as it eliminates the need to go to a delivery center and provides a wide array transport options from motorcycles to Vans.
$100M to Transform Southeast Asia
The latest investment comes as Lalamove gains a strong foothold in the Manila market. This fully equips the company to strengthen necessary improvements and become highly essential for small to medium enterprises in the food and beverage, apparel and electronics industry. This round of funding was led by ShunWei Capital, a China-based venture capital firm founded by Xiaomi founder Lei Jun and Tuck Lye Koh that invests in growth stage start-ups.
Believing in the Filipino Dream
Lalamove hit the ground running since its launch here in the Philippines last year, bringing the successful strategy from Hong Kong and infusing the Filipino values to make it work here in Manila. The company’s arrival gave opportunities for Filipino drivers to have a more steady and competitive income. Lalamove Philippines’ Country Director, Albert Go, shares “We want to focus on top-notch services. Not just being customer-centric but also giving value to our trusted partner drivers. This vision of Manila has driven us to be one of the fastest growing countries of Lalamove here in Southeast Asia.”
Shaping the Delivery Industry
For businesses, acquiring delivery units could be impractical. Some small businesses wouldn’t have the need to deliver their goods all the time, causing delivery units to have an expensive and counterproductive standstill. A viable option for small to medium businesses is to get logistic platform partners like Lalamove to minimize costs. It may seem overwhelming at first, but with a great business model, the business can surely grow. Lalamove has thousands of drivers ranging from motorcycles, SUVs, Vans and L300s, which can serve a wide array of businesses from different industries, providing an efficient business solution for entrepreneurs through Lalamove’s app-based platform.
Thousands of Drivers for Small and Medium Enterprises
With the rise of innovative technology and the internet savvy generation, small and medium enterprise owners now have access to numerous ways to digitally advertise their products or services. A problem for them is catering to the rising online market. Ketos of Manila, one of Lalamove’s top clients and mavericks of promoting a healthy diet through ketogenic meals shares their positive sentiment about Lalamove.
“When we started planning Ketos of Manila, our biggest concern was delivery. It was critical that our meals are delivered on time and handled with care. We knew that managing our own fleet of riders would be challenging and we wanted to focus our efforts in the kitchen, so we explored several last mile delivery options. We were referred to Lalamove by a good friend and we’re happy to say, that we’ve found the best partner in Lalamove! Now, we’re able to reach new customers in various parts of the metro because of Lalamove’s wide coverage and dedicated drivers.” -James Chi, Co-founder of Ketos of Manila
This trend paves the way for delivery services to be a vital part of the economy as it drives business growth. Opening possibilities for new customers and unreached markets through delivery.
We here at Lalamove are truly proud of the accomplishments we’ve shared with our partners for the past year. Now, what’s next for Lalamove? We will continue our exemplary service, elevate the lifestyle of every Filipino, and help your business succeed. Out with the old ways of delivery. Let us deliver your items faster through the tip of your fingers.