Boom in Sharing Economy

The implementation of two applications used for home delivery services in Guatemala reinforces the irreversible trend towards better use of available resources through innovation and technology.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

One of the applications now available is Uber Eats, which lets people place orders from different restaurants with varied prices. Another of the companies that has started up is Glovo, dedicated to the purchase, reception and shipping of several product categories.

See: "Airbnb Grows Sharply in Costa Rica"

Manuela Muñoz, Communications Manager at Uber Eats, told that the company's service " ... will be operational starting from this Thursday in the capital, in zones 10, 14, 15, 9, 1, 3, and 13, as previously announced."

See also: "Sharing Economy in Latin America"

On the other hand, Toni Riera, Country Manager in Central America at Glovo, explained that " ... 'Delivery is a growing industry both in the region in general and in Guatemala in particular.  We believe that Guatemala is a country in which this service makes a lot of sense due to the urban conditions and high traffic. " 

Regarding the alliances that Glovo has made, the article adds that " ... In the country, Glovo became an ally of McDonald's Guatemala.  "Our union with McDonald's has been key to starting the project successfully since it is a challenge for us," said Riera."  

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