Not only consumption habits have changed with the pandemic, but also the channels to satisfy the demand. Rappi, the Colombian capital firm, has been able to adapt to the new scenario. After five years in the Peruvian market, They are the largest delivery app.
Rappi operates in 11 cities nationwide, and in Metropolitan Lima —its main square— are committed to expanding their business, reaching not only core districts such as Miraflores, San Isidro, San Borja or San Miguel, but also Ate, Huaycán, Ventanilla, Puente Piedra, Carabayllo and San Juan de Lurigancho .
Full coverage in the capital would take place next year, said Camila Reyes, head of Rappi operations for the Andean region (Peru and Ecuador).
And, despite the fact that business expectations weakened —according to the BCRP—, their slogan is to continue growing “because Rappi is here to stay.”
Are you opposed to regulating delivery apps?
The Congressional Work Commission approved an opinion that regulates the employment relationship of delivery apps with motorized vehicles, considering that 9 out of 10 do not know the nature of this union and, in the event of accidents or inconveniences in their activity, they are practically helpless.
Kings consider that this text it does not respect the freedoms of the distribution scheme and leaves many doubts about what will happen, for example, with foreign distributors or that a rate of 20% is set for distributors on the payroll.
However, he confirmed that “they are open to working hand in hand with the Government” for the good of the delivery people.
This newspaper hosted the claims of the distributors, who have questioned that the companies arbitrarily reduce the rates for each leg traveled and transaction. For example, before the pandemic, Rappi paid as a base up to S/2.20, and now they lowered it to S/1.80 on average.
When asked if the success of the business would also translate into tangible benefits for the motorized, considering the increase in the cost of living, camila reyes assured that in Rappi they usually earn double the minimum wage, between “S/14 and S/15 per hour“, added to the fact that they are allowed to work with other applications or companies for what is an “ease for them to have higher incomes.” “They already receive enough benefits,” concluded the representative of the app.
They ask not to touch their business model
“We are the largest digital shopping center”, summed up Yuliett García, manager Corporate Communications and Sustainability for Rappi Andean Region. And in the event of a change in working conditions, they will not be allowed to continue with their business model. They want to address needs without affecting the status quo.
10 minutes is maximum for a delivery at Rappi Turbo. It does not give a special rate for motorists.
30% will grow the vertical of supermarkets, pharmacies and stores.
30,000 delivery people registered has Rappi in Peru.
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