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Grab and Lazada partner for on-demand same-day deliveries

The collaboration also offers more earning opportunities for Grab delivery partners.

Grab and Lazada partnered to provide same-day delivery services for their consumers in Singapore. The collaboration will also increase earning opportunities for GrabExpress delivery partners with an expanded pool of merchants.

According to Grab Singapore's managing director for deliveries, Ngiam Xin Wei, more businesses tapped on GrabExpress to fulfil last-mile delivery of orders within the same day in the last year. "We've introduced programmes such as the GrabExpress Towkay Club aimed at helping small businesses scale their operations. We are excited to expand the impact of GrabExpress through this partnership with Lazada, which will provide a wide range of businesses with access to on-demand delivery and more earning opportunities for our delivery partners."

Lazada Singapore Chief Logistics Officer Gerald Glauerdt added, "We are introducing same-day delivery for a growing consumer segment who need their products delivered fast. As the end-of-year season draws near, we anticipate more consumers will be selecting same-day delivery as they prepare last-minute gifts for their loved ones. From the soft launch, we've found electronics, household, and party supplies were popular purchases. Already we are seeing customers finding the new service useful."

A burgeoning convenience economy where consumers increasingly expect to receive their purchases on the same day or almost instantly supports the partnership. PwC's June 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey revealed that "fast/reliable delivery" was the most important online shopping attribute consumers look for when making a purchase. According to a report by McKinsey, up to 25% of consumers were willing to pay more for same-day delivery.

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