South Africans will soon have another option when it comes to ordering food via their smartphone as Bolt have announced they will launch their own food delivery service.
South Africa will be one one of the first three countries that Bolt- formerly Taxify- will launch the service in. After launching Bolt Food in Estonia and Lithuania, the service will be extended to South Africa, Latvia and Finland.
In 2019, Bolt expanded it’s coverage as a ride-hailing service across the country, especially in previously unserviced areas like Mahikeng and Potchefstoom.
“Bolt’s 2019 strategy focused on launching ride-hailing services in more towns and cities outside of the main centres,” Gareth Taylor, country manager for Bolt in South Africa told BusinessTech.
“Expansion into provincial urban centres gives consumers in smaller cities the opportunity to experience the convenience and affordability of on-demand transport for the first time, and provides significant work opportunities for drivers.”
The service will be operational in approximately 40 South African cities and towns once the 2020 roll-out has been completed.