Good news for lazy legs, hungry tummies and couriers without motorbikes — popular ride-hailing app and food delivery platform Grab announced yesterday that it has rolled out a new service called Grab Food (Walk) in Bangkok, advertising it as “short-distance food delivery by foot.”
Here’s how it works: Go to the Grab Food application as usual, and order from any restaurant that’s located within 1 kilometer of your delivery location. Those are the restaurants that are eligible for getting someone to ferry it over to you on foot.
A spokeswoman from Grab told Coconuts Bangkok this morning that the “Walk” feature has only been “soft launched” for customers to “experiment” with, and said that the company hopes the service will help mitigate accidents during the rainy season as well as do away with the issue of having to find parking spots during deliveries.
The Singapore-based firm is still recruiting people to sign on as on-foot deliverers, and applicants can sign up for training at its Bangkok office, which is located on the 30th floor of Thanapoom Tower.
Grab is a transportation company founded in Malaysia and based in Singapore. In Bangkok, Grab offers ride-hailing, food delivery, door-to-door parcel delivery, hotel bookings and trip-planning services.