On-demand logistics company Lalamove is having a surge of growth in the Philippines.
The company reported on Monday that orders have shot up by more than 200% since the ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) was announced in March 2020.
A large part of the rise in orders are attributed to online commerce and on-demand deliveries due to city-wide lock-downs.
“During this time, we’ve seen a more than 200 percent growth in orders, providing our partner drivers a vital source of income during these difficult times due to Covid-19. And our commitment to our partner drivers remains stronger than ever,” said Lalamove in a statement.
The company also added that affordable prices for its logistics services have also made it the market's preferred choice, especially during this period.
“Our affordable delivery prices have created more demand from at least hundreds of thousands of businesses which in turn has created more opportunities for our partner drivers to earn more than what they did pre-ECQ, and much more than the country’s minimum wage through the industry-standard commission rates.”
Launched in The Philippines in 2017, Lalamove now operates in 25 markets across Asia, Latin America, and the United States.