talabat expands into dark stores, launches 30-minute grocery delivery service in Egypt

  • By ; Bakinam Khaled



    Talabat announced the launch of talabat mart in Egypt today. talabat mart is the company’s Quick Commerce (q-commerce) concept, delivering groceries to customers within 30 minutes, 24 hours a day.

    The dark stores concept (also known as virtual or delivery-only stores) will deliver groceries to customers’ doorstep in less than 30 minutes, talabat claimed in a press conference earlier today.

    “We have expanded into grocery deliveries recently using a marketplace model. But with the launch of dark stores, which is the first of its kind in the region, talabat is betting big on grocery delivery. We aim at making the life of the Egyptian consumer easier by providing  services, that is not available in the market which is the consistency of the delivery time, a wider variety and a seamless ordering experience.” stated Hadeer Shalaby, Talabat Egypt’s Managing Director.

    talabat already launched over 20 dark stores all over Greater Cairo. talabat mart dark stores are powered by cutting-edge technology, designed to enable order preparation efficiently by the talabat’s in-store team. Each store is also strategically located across the city to guarantee the best delivery radius is achieved in order to deliver in under 30 minutes. The range of products features sold through talabat mart include grocery, detergents, fresh food, butchery and ready meals products and more - offered at affordable price points, and with unbeatable convenience.

    “Our customers are our main focus, and we are proud to be able to tackle their everyday grocery shopping challenges. With talabat mart the Egyptian consumer’s household needs are just 2 clicks away, and the order will be received within an unprecedented delivery time of under 30 mins.  as we lead the charge in the Q-commerce space to become the go-to online store for customers all over Egypt,” added Ahmad Yousry talabat mart’s General Manager.

    talabat mart is starting with groceries but will very quickly expand into other verticals. This Mother’s day we are introducing new items like Blenders and Kettles among other kitchen equipment for those who need saving with a last minute gift.

    talabat is Egypt’s favorite online food ordering platform, and one of the biggest in the Middle East & North Africa. It originally started in Egypt in 1999 as “oltlob” when online


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