Bolt, the ride-hailing firm has announced the launch of a brand-new product, Bolt Business Delivery.
According to the ride-hailing firm, the service can be used by all kinds of businesses, from restaurants and supermarkets to florists — anyone who needs a delivery service to cover the last mile, manage item returns and that can handle multiple drop-offs.
Bolt Business Delivery offers on-demand or scheduled deliveries (up to 48 hours) and batched deliveries — multiple drop-offs to multiple customers in a single run.
Additionally, Bolt’s real-time tracking features to ensure that both vendors and customers are fully updated on the progress of the order.
Businesses will also receive a live status update on the web app while the end-customer will get an SMS letting them know that their delivery is on the way, the estimated time of arrival (ETA), and the courier’s contact details.
How does Bolt Business Delivery work?
For businesses, Bolt Business Delivery is a simple, easy-to-use web interface.
The full process is as follows:
1.) A business adds its deliveries in batches via CSV upload or can enter them manually using a simple form.
2.) Orders can be set to be picked up immediately or scheduled to be collected at any time within the next 48 hours.
3.) The business user will receive a price estimate as they add orders to the system.
4.) Once they confirm and request delivery, we’ll dispatch a courier to collect the order at the specified time.
5.) The courier drives the order to the specified location, arriving at the requested time.
Bolt also disclosed that Nigerians who have access to a car and would like to earn a little extra money on their own schedule may become a Bolt Business Delivery courier by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolt stated that this service is a permanent addition to the Bolt product portfolio and is not just a temporary solution in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.