Estonia’s Bolt launches food delivery service
Uber rival Bolt, the global on-demand transportation platform, has announced the launch of its food delivery service, Bolt Food, which aims to be the world’s premier offering with competitive delivery rates and efficient service.
The Estonia-headquartered company is initiating the service in Tallinn with 80 restaurants before expanding to more cities in Europe over the next 12 weeks including Latvia and Lithuania. 2020 will see further launches across Europe and Africa. Restaurants and couriers can sign up with Bolt Food at food.bolt.eu.
The launch of Bolt Food marks the platform’s latest expansion into new transportation services. In 2018 Bolt was the world’s first ride-hailing platform to launch electric scooter rentals through its app.
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Jevgeni Kabanov, Chief Product Officer, Bolt said:
“Our ride-hailing business is built on the twin pillars of efficiency and offering drivers and passengers alike the best deal on the market. We’re eager to bring this mindset to food delivery and offer a lower price of delivery compared to other platforms while making sure our couriers get the best support.”
“We have more than 25 million people around the world using Bolt and food delivery has been a popular request for quite some time. Restaurants working with Bolt Food will find value in this loyal customer base, the people who already love and trust the brand, as well as benefiting from new customers attracted by the seamless and simple experience we have built over time from our ride-hailing business.”
In June Bolt, previously known as Taxify, launched its ride-hailing app in London following launches in Stockholm and St Petersburg. Its previous London launch in 2017 came to an abrupt end after the city’s transport authority ordered the company to stop because it was not licensed to accept private vehicle hire bookings.
The company resumed service after rebranding earlier this year to remove confusion over whether it is a licensed taxi operator. Tallinn-based Bolt operates in 100 cities in 30 countries in Europe, Africa and Australia.