Lalamove Announces On-Demand Delivery Service in Houston to Help Local Businesses Thrive During COVID-19

Offers restaurants and small businesses non-commission, contract-free delivery service; onboarding 3,000 delivery partners by year end

HOUSTON--()--Lalamove, a leading on-demand and same-day delivery service provider, today announced its service is now available in Houston. With 24/7 vehicle availability via its intuitive app, Lalamove helps local businesses expand their customer base, increase revenues and provide jobs in the local area.

Unlike other delivery options, Lalamove delivers everything from food to small packages to bulky furniture, and operates on a base-plus-miles pricing model with no commissions. This is in contrast with other delivery platforms that charge restaurants 15% to 30% commissions on the entire order. With Lalamove, the delivery charge for a $10 meal is the same as a $100 meal.

With base fares starting at $8.90, Lalamove offers the cheapest intra-city same-day delivery services in Houston. For example, a same-day delivery of a 5 lb. package from the Houston Farmers Market to the Minute Maid Park is $13.90 via Lalamove, while another national shipping company charges $200.27.

Non-Food Delivery

Example of Same-Day Delivery Cost
from the Same Point A to Point B in Houston

Lalamove

$8.90 + $1.00 per mile = $13.90

National Shipping Company A

$200.27

National Shipping Company B

Up to 6X price difference depending on size of package and time of day

USPS

Not available

Food Delivery

 

Lalamove

$8.90 + $1.00 per mile; no commission

(a $10 meal is the same as a $100 meal)

Food Delivery Platforms

Charge up to 30% of the total order

Brick-and-mortar shops, such as independent bookstores, clothing boutiques and florists, can fulfill their local orders all at once with Lalamove’s multi-stop delivery feature, and individuals can transport items they sell/purchase at online marketplaces or in store, from a couch to a 50-inch TV.

“The global pandemic has made delivery services a necessity, especially for restaurants and SMBs. But many local businesses don’t have or can’t afford in-house fleets,” said Blake Larson, international managing director at Lalamove. “We’re excited to provide a fast, inexpensive and contract-free solution for businesses in Houston so they can immediately reach new customers and provide additional opportunities in the local market.”

Lalamove is also offering a $10 discount for new users who sign up from now through December 31, 2020, in addition to the following features:

  • 24/7 driver availability
  • Instant order matching
  • Real-time driver and vehicle tracking
  • Multi-stop booking
  • Advance scheduling
  • Adaptable pricing structures
  • Cashless payment with the Lalamove e-wallet
  • Driver rating system
  • Local customer support team

Lalamove continues to expand its operational team in Houston to provide on-the-ground local support for not only its delivery partners, but also customers.

To date, more than 500 Houston residents have met the verification requirements and joined Lalamove as delivery partners; the company plans to onboard 3,000 delivery partners by the end of the year, offering a flexible schedule, local support and easy payment options.

Lalamove’s delivery fleet in Houston currently includes sedans, SUVs and pickup trucks. All delivery partners are carefully trained on safety, customer service and COVID-19 health protocols.

About Lalamove

Since 2013, Lalamove has been disrupting the global logistics industry with its on-demand delivery solutions. Leveraging the power of the web, mobile app technology and the sharing economy, Lalamove provides fast, reliable and contract-free services for businesses to fulfill their delivery needs. Lalamove’s mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler is achieved with innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services and a driver rating system. Today, Lalamove has matched more than 7 million users with a pool of over 700,000 delivery partners in 23 markets across Asia, North America and Latin America.

Contacts

Cecilia Zhong
The Hoffman Agency for Lalamove
Tel: +1 408-975-3003
Email: Lalamove@hoffman.com

Contacts

Cecilia Zhong
The Hoffman Agency for Lalamove
Tel: +1 408-975-3003
Email: Lalamove@hoffman.com