Since 2001 there have been a high number of online marketplaces & last mile logistic services such as JustEat and Deliveroo in the UK's fast food and restaurant market. However, we believe there has never been such services in the grocery industry before. Currently, some of the most popular options start with £40 'min order' for 1-hour slot deliveries plus an additional delivery fee.
Grocemania believes it should be easy to order groceries online from any independent and chain store and get the order delivered in minutes without spending extra. Grocemania aims to disrupt the current online marketplace by delivering from local grocery stores, straight to the doorstep in as little as one hour with only £2.50 'Delivery Fee'. With, over 20 local and chain shops live now in Surrey and have achieved 60% MoM Customer Growth in our first five months, the team are now raising to expand activities across London.
Our platform allows customers to browse and buy from local stores online at any time and have it delivered by local couriers. Unlike some of the existing delivery options, we have dozens of local shops in one app, only £10 'minimum order' and a £2.50 Delivery Fee option.
We've been live and running for the past 6 months in Surrey and discovered some great traction! We have already acquired over 350 active users and signed over 20 independent and chain stores to our platform. Noticed by The River, CITY AM etc.
In the past 3 months, we've performed over 1000 orders with an average basket of £25.50 and helped local stores to generate over £25,000 of sales. Customer Retention level came up to 60%, which is a good indicator of the need for this business.
Following the successful launch in Kingston and Barnes in 2017, Grocemania aims to expand its service across London & Reading.
Askar Bulegenov - Founder & CEO
Askar is an aspiring entrepreneur and extremely enthusiastic individual. He has graduated from Kingston University (2015) with a degree in (BA Hons) International Business and Web Development, where he learnt various programming languages. He was recognized as "The Most Entrepreneurial Student" by Kingston University and has also successfully completed The Online Marketing Fundamentals with Google He has also been certified as an "Email Marketer" and "Inbound Marketer" by HubSpot Academy and stays in a constant urge for learning.
Ali Al-Baali - Founder & Sales Director
Ali is a very energetic and an enthusiastic person with additional 5 years’ experience in Sales at Whitebread 'Costa' UK. We believe Ali is a great salesman and posses key skills to drive the business. He is responsible for all business communications and bringing new partners to our business. With his friendly personality and great communication skills Ali uses his previous experience in sales to achieve great results. He is extremely motivated to learn and work hard in order to find the best way to bring grocery shopping alive!
Alexandr Zhexembayev - Technical Lead
Anna Bulatova - Brand & Marketing Lead
Baurzhan Zhilkibayev - Head of Courier Distribution
Stefano Ciampolini (Managing Partner @ Healthcare Capital Partners)
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