Not getting enough from food, foodpanda Singapore will now deliver your Panadol – in 15-mins
By Digital News Asia January 30, 2020
- After successful pilot, startup offers expanded range of on-demand items - 24/7
- Pandanow and pandamart will tap into foodpanda’s own inventory to deliver convenience
Following a 3-month long pilot, foodpanda Singapore has officially launched pandamart - its on-demand delivery service of groceries, flowers and household essentials - available 24/7.
Piloted in October 2019, foodpanda customers were able to order convenience products, groceries, beauty and baby care products from over 1,000 partner retailers nation-wide and have it delivered straight to their doors within 25 minutes or under. Foodpanda claims that orders for groceries and household items more than quadrupled as it delivered even more convenience and experiences to Singaporeans.
Expanding on the product list offered during the pilot, pandamart reveals an even broader range of lifestyle and convenience offerings. The expansion sees existing partners such as Hao Mart with increased inventory and range of products, to include over 2,000 products, and new partners on board, including household names like FairPrice Xpress and Cheers.
For customers looking for 24-hour convenience, seven days a week, foodpanda has also launched pandanow - the only 24/7 platform in Singapore for groceries and household items delivery. Pandanow is operated and supplied through foodpanda’s very own inventory to provide customers with essentials even after all the shops have closed for the night. Arriving at your doorstep in 15 minutes, customers will never have to worry about running out of household essentials - from paracetamol to bath products and more, ever again.
"At foodpanda, we are constantly looking for ways to use innovation and technology to help meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Based on strong consumer insight and consistently high demand in the pilot phase, we are excited to officially launch pandamart and pandanow to bring even more convenience to Singaporeans. With five live pandanow outlets and more in the pipeline, there is huge potential in the growth of this concept. Adding to foodpanda’s series of industry-firsts, we are confident that we will continue serving our customers with the best delivery experience and industry-first innovations,” said Luc Andreani, Managing Director of foodpanda Singapore.
In a media statement made in late Oct last year, Andreani described the new offerings as a "natural extension" of its food delivery service, due mainly to "efficient infrastructure and our reliable fleet of riders".
The German owned startup is said to have hired around 100 new technical staff last year to help it build the new features into its platform.