Published On: Mon, Jun 26th, 2017

Tesco launches one-hour grocery deliveries in London, powered by Quiqup

The grocery smoothness wars demeanour set to get cooking… UK supermarket sequence Tesco has announced a launch currently of a one-hour smoothness use in executive London called Tesco Now — echoing Amazon’s Prime Now smoothness branding.

This comes prohibited on a heels of a news that ecommerce hulk Amazon is wading into a bricks-and-mortar grocery business, with a designed squeeze of Whole Foods for $13.7BN.

As good as a one hour smoothness use (priced during £7.99), Tesco is charity a two-hour choice (for £5.99) around a new Tesco Now Android or iOS app.

The supermarket sequence already charity a same day smoothness use in London and a South East, and a same day ‘click and collect’ option.

The new faster smoothness use usually covers executive London, aka section one (see next for a full list of lonesome postcodes). Customers can collect adult to 20 equipment from a preference of 1,000 products. Deliveries will be done by moped.

The smoothness member of a use — including a picking of a equipment — is being taken caring of by UK startup Quiqup, that final month lifted a £20M Series B turn to grow a “shop on your behalf” app and b2b business.

Quiqup launched in Sep 2014 and has delivered over 550,000 orders during this point, with some-more than 2,000 self-employed couriers on a gig economy height during this point.

Tesco, that is a UK’s largest supermarket chain, clearly represents a vital patron win for a startup.

In a matter Quiqup co-founder and conduct of product, Tim Linssen, said: “We are unapproachable to be partnering with Tesco to yield last-mile logistics and smoothness services for Tesco Now. Time is changed for today’s consumer, and Tesco Now will assistance give Londoners some-more time for what they suffer most.”

Tesco Now covers a following London postcode areas during launch: E1, E2, EC1, EC2, EC3, N1, N16, NW1, NW10, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, SE1, SE11, SW10, SW11, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW1, SW3, SW4, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8, W1, W10, W11, W12, W14, W2, W7, W8, W9, WC1, WC2.

“As consumer expectations change, retailers of all sizes and opposite verticals will be approaching to offer flexible, fit and affordable smoothness to their customers. Quiqup partners are means to do this fast and simply by integrating a record and infrastructure into their existent systems,” combined Linssen.

The startup’s tech height provides smoothness estimates — ocular around a Tesco Now app, that also provides live updates and sequence tracking (again powered by Quiqup’s API).

The startup has particularly also formerly partnered with Amazon merger aim Whole Foods in London to be their solitary online grouping choice (Whole Foods has usually a tiny store footprint in London). Quiqup also provides b2b services in non-food verticals such as eccentric florists and pharmacists.

Last month a startup told us that b2b deliveries make adult about 45 per cent of a business. The Tesco Now understanding could good ramp that adult considerably, presumption a charity proves renouned with Londoners.

Amazon launched a Prime Now one-hour smoothness use in London behind in 2015 — nonetheless that use was focused on products such as toiletries, rather than groceries.

It subsequently combined a ability to sequence dishes from London restaurants around a use called Amazon Restaurants around Prime Now.

This story was corrected to mention that Quiqup will be picking a items, rather than Tesco staff 

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