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Lalamove beefs up its fleet to support SMEs with festive deliveries
Published:  Feb 4, 2021 1:29 PM
Updated: 6:07 AM

Prosperity and romance are in the air, with the upcoming Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day that are 2 days apart in February. Unfortunately, the excitement of these festivals would likely join the growing list of Covid-19 pandemic’s casualties due to the recent spike of Covid-19 cases and the extension of Movement Control Order (MCO).

The ban on mass gatherings and physical distancing measures have widened the gap between family members and couples. The chances of celebrating with the usual customs and traditions are almost negligible. Now more than ever, delivery services like Lalamove are highly sought after as an alternative to connect with one another in a safe manner and keep the festive spirit alive.

In light of this new normal, Lalamove is answering the call to support SMEs in fulfilling festive deliveries by ramping up its fleet. The figures are promising, with 15,000 active delivery partners that are primed to fulfill up to 35,000 deliveries in a course of a single day during the festive period.

This reinforcement of the delivery fleet is also driven by Lalamove’s 2020 data that demonstrated growth in delivery demand during the festive season.

Lalamove recorded a significant increase in delivery orders in the weeks leading up to Chinese New Year in 2020, while the volume of deliveries during the previous Valentine’s Day shot up to almost double the regular daily delivery volume.

Furthermore, a promising anticipation hangs in the air of Lalamove’s war room this time around. Due to MCO, it’s reasonable to assume that more people would rely on Valentine’s day deliveries to send mementos of affection to their significant others. Reunion dinner, a staple of Chinese New Year traditions, would likely be replaced by exchanges of dishes through deliveries and virtual reunions.

Happy Bunch, a renowned online florist, echoes the same anticipation with Lalamove. “This year’s Valentine’s Day will differ vastly from last year’s celebration. Couples that are physically apart don’t have the privilege of traveling to see each other, while the ones who stay together can’t go out for a date. The restrictions encourage them to rely on delivery services to send bouquets or gifts to surprise their partner.”

The delivery volume is exponentially higher on Valentine’s Day for Happy Bunch. The sudden spike is never in short supply of challenges. However, with synergy among the team and Lalamove as one of their delivery partners, Happy Bunch is optimistic in making a memorable Valentine’s Day for their customers.

“This will be the first Valentine’s Day collaboration between us and Lalamove, and their support will be an extra and helpful hand during our festive operations. With their sizable base of riders and drivers, we can leverage on faster and reliable deliveries during this peak period,” said Lee Yen, CEO of Happy Bunch.

Businesses that are affected by the pandemic are in for the win when they integrate Lalamove’s on-demand delivery services to strengthen their operations, especially during a peak season of demand like Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Lalamove’s fleet of motorcycles, cars, vans, 4 x 4 trucks and lorries is designed to meet the various delivery needs of SMEs. From deliveries of flower bouquet with motorcycles to bulk deliveries with 1-ton lorries, Lalamove has the answer to every SME’s predicament when it comes to deliveries.

Besides one-way trip deliveries, SMEs that rely on point-to-point delivery in multiple locations can take advantage of Lalamove’s multi-stop service. With delivery capacity to 20 addresses in a single trip, this added-value feature in Lalamove’s list of services can help SMEs to sustain a healthy and affordable supply chain in their operations.

To learn more about Lalamove’s on-demand delivery service, visit their website or download their mobile app.