Hong Kong based on-demand delivery app Lalamove is firmly in the driving seat when it comes to leading the last-mile market, including B2B, B2C and C2C deliveries; revealing impressive data in 2018 to show a fast-track journey of success since the company was first set-up in 2013 by entrepreneur Chow Shing Yuk.
In the last five years, Lalamove has received $160 million USD in funding, including Series C funding of $100 million USD in late 2017 and set in motion an expansion plan to establish a greater global identity and a presence in 100 more cities in Asia. Currently, Lalamove is a force to be reckoned with, operating in 126 cities in China and Southeast Asia, with 2,000 employees and 2.2 million drivers, including 50,000 drivers in Thailand alone. Some 25 million users have downloaded the Lalamove app, with the company's fleet of motorcycles, cars, vans and trucks also set on course as part of the Lalamove food delivery platform too.
Global fast-food chain Burger King announced a partnership with Lalamove in November 2017. Local, regional and international brands are set to partner with the delivery app in the next few months with new features added to updating the app too. In Thailand, Some 520 million km have been traveled since 2013 with delivery times shorter than a one hour lunch. With e-commerce markets set to rise, the number of new users in online hubs such as Thailand are expected to a hike 250% compared to 2017.