Standard Chartered Bank Kenya has partnered with on-demand delivery app – Glovo to reward its customers with free two deliveries in the month of April. The partnership which comes during this difficult period when Kenyans have been advised to stay at home amidst the spread of corona virus that’s been recking havoc elsewhere will offer some sort of relief for those who want to buy something through Glovo.
The partnership between the two firms seeks to reward existing Standard Chartered clients who spend Ksh 2000 or more on the Glovo app with two free deliveries for the month of April. It’s a win win scenario that will see customers spend at least Ksh 2,000 and in return rewarded with the free deliveries.
To add icing on the cake, the promo is not limited to food stuffs that are popular with Glovo but will include food items, groceries as well as over the counter pharmacy products. By engaging Glovo, Stanchart bank has devised one of the clever ways to assist customers exercise social distancing that’s key to preventing the spread of the virus.
While enabling online payment and delivery services, the alliance between the two firms will boost the government’s directive to reduce physical handling of cash and minimizing foot traffic in crowded areas such as malls and dining areas.
Speaking on the development, Standard chartered bank Head of Retail Banking for Kenya & East Africa Edith Chumba said the financial institution remained dedicated to the wellbeing of stakeholders during these uncertain times. She also added the institution was equipped to minimize any impact on their staff, services to customers.
In addition to providing a germ-free environment in the institution’s physical branches and offices, the head of Retail Banking for Kenya & East Africa added the bank’s digital platforms support non-face to face services and will ensure that customers can stay on top of their banking and have access to a variety of products and services.
Glovo general manager William Benthall praised the partnership acknowledging the advice given by Kenya’s cabinet secretary of Health who encouraged home delivery as a way for people to stay home and stay safe. He said the partnership with Standard Chartered would allow more people to access home delivery service and help them support the government minimize foot traffic and ensure social distancing.