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Bolt launches same-day deliveries in South Africa

Bolt has announced the launch of Bolt Send, a same-day delivery service that uses Bajaj Qutes

Bolt has announced the launch of a same-day parcel delivery service, “Bolt Send”, in northern Johannesburg, which will let customers send gifts and small parcels using the Bolt app.

Customers can access the new service by tapping the small parcel icon in the app, similar to the options for scheduled rides. The ride-hailing company says the service will be powered by its fleet of Bajaj Qute quadricycles, and customers can pay with cash or card.

Bajaj Qute Mobile|Source: TechLabri

Commenting on the latest launch, Bolt said, “As the demand for reliable delivery services grows, Bolt is steadfast in delivering a solution that exceeds user expectations.”

From now on, customers in Johannesburg wanting to send parcels through Bolt Send can access the service by tapping the parcel icon within the app, entering a pick-up point and destination, selecting Bolt Send on the vehicle category page, and confirming their trip. Customers will receive a notification when the driver is outside and ready to collect their parcel, and they can share the trip with the recipient once it has been picked up.

The company says the launch of Bolt Send represents a strategic expansion, which it hopes will build on the ride-hailing platform’s popularity.

“Leveraging the strong reception of the Bajaj vehicles allows us to offer a dedicated delivery solution that aligns with Bolt’s reputation for efficiency and innovation,” said Bolt Africa PR manager Sandra Suzanne Buyole.

“We are also pleased to provide drivers with an additional way to earn an income during these tough economic times”, she added.