This year marks the 4th year of Lalamove in the Philippines and the logistics industry is keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of consumer demand. With the primal goal of making deliveries fast and easy, Lalamove entered the market and disrupted the industry with same day delivery. Now on its 4th year of operations in the Philippines, it does not just deliver items, Lalamove delivers hope.
This year started great with businesses growing as online platforms present countless opportunities. But with the challenging turn of events, everything was put on hold and the livelihood of thousands in the metro was threatened by the pandemic. Lalamove partner drivers feared losing their means of earning but with help of the government, they continued their operations. Rapid passes were given to Lalamove partner drivers and their app functioned as an essential tool for every business and household in Metro Manila and Cebu. Lalamove presented the possibility of digital transformation to cope with the restrictions imposed. Until now, small businesses and home entrepreneurs rely on third-party delivery platforms to start or grow their business despite the ongoing pandemic.
Lalamove knew it was their civic duty to help numerous NGOs, companies, and organizations with their donations to front liners. As a company that was fortunate enough to survive the economic impact of the pandemic, Lalamove wanted to pay it forward and do their part in quelling the pandemic by helping move donations to hospitals and DOH facilities.
Despite having close to a hundred thousand drivers, Lalamove still had many communities to serve. This thought triggered their partnership with the Quezon City local government to onboard displaced jeepney drivers to their platform. Sir Ruben Lopez, one of the jeepney drivers who signed up for the project, shared with Lalamove his appreciation and how LalaJeep came at the perfect time. After three months of no income from transporting people, his delivery earnings help keep food on his family’s table.
The recent typhoons also presented a new challenge to our nation’s spirit and took its toll on high-risk areas. This triggered Lalamove to launch their Deliver Hope campaign with the goal of raising enough money to help Typhoon Ulysses-affected communities rebuild. The company vowed to donate 10 pesos for every order made from November 16-25. Lalamove was able to raise PHP 2,200,000 that will be donated to their partner NGOs, namely Gawad Kalinga, Caritas, and Kaya Natin Movement. The Deliver Hope campaign brought out the samaritan heart of the Lalamove community. This just shows that technology has turned simple deliveries to something greater and beneficial to the community.