Grocery delivery company Convibo now offers its service to Tesco customers in London. The one-hour delivery service is currently available for shoppers of leading retailers including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Whole Foods and Amazon. Convibo offers same day delivery with personal shopper services for its customers in 16 postal codes in London at a flat delivery charge of £4.99 if bought from the supermarket chains it partners with.
When a customer orders something, a personal shopper selects groceries by hand in the store and in case of non-availability of a particular product the shopper calls the customer to inquire if they need an alternative. Convibo plans to increase its coverage in the near future and plans to expand to more cities.
Convibo co-founder and CEO Takis Malavetas said: “In principle, Convibo helps supermarkets to compete with Amazon. We think that there is no reason for the retailers to heavily invest in e-commerce logistics since it’s not their core competency. All of them are doing a great job in offering a great variety of products and in the end this is what their customers are after. Having a third party company handling the online delivery is much more cost-effective for the supermarkets.”
“There is no need to have a minimum or a maximum basket; you don’t need to be part of any subscription package; and you get the best variety of stores – even ones that don’t offer delivery such as M&S,” he added.