Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Wednesday announced the launch of 'Swiggy Go'. The Swiggy Go - company's pick-up and drop service will first launch in Bengaluru. Swiggy said it has plans to expand the Swiggy Go service to more than 300 cities by next year. But for now, Swiggy Go is available only in Bengaluru. Interestingly, Swiggy Go will not be limited to food delivery.
In a nutshell, Swiggy Go is nothing but an instant pick up and drop service to send packages anywhere in the city. Like Swiggy Stores, Swiggy Go will also be part of the app, the company said in a statement. Swiggy Go 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, it added. Swiggy also announced the expansion of its Swiggy Stores to Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Bengaluru will be the first city in the country to experience Swiggy do the last-mile delivery for everything, not just food, he added. Swiggy's dedicated fleet will make all the deliveries for Swiggy Go and Stores. This will give the company's delivery partners access to an additional avenue for income, the statement said. All delivery partners engage with Swiggy on principle to principle basis and receive life insurance, medical and accident coverage, it added.
"Swiggy's vision is to elevate the quality of life of urban consumers by offering unparalleled convenience," Swiggy CEO Sriharsha Majety said. "By 2020, we will expand Swiggy Go to over 300 cities and Swiggy Stores to all the major metros, ushering in a new era of convenience for consumers across India."
Now that Swiggy Stores has been expanded to Bengaluru and Hyderabad. In Bengaluru, Swiggy will deliver from over 300 merchant-partners like Godrej Nature's Basket, Nilgiri's, Organic World, Heads Up For Tails and Nandu's Chicken. Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, Swiggy has partnered with about 200 merchant-partners such as Ratnadeep, Ghanshyam, Sneha Chicken, Yellow and Greens and 24 Organic Mantra. Recently, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) asked companies such as Zomato, Swiggy, Uber Eats and Food Panda to pull the plug on deep discounts while addressing other issues. (With agency inputs)