First we had Foodpanda to get our delivery grub on, then we had GrabBike, which could be used to deliver goods and Coconuts staffers (as well as other humans), and, late in 2016, we got Lalamove, a bike delivery app service for the purchase, pickup and delivery of, well, basically anything you need with a value of THB1,000 or less.
Residents can use the service to get food or purchases delivered, get documents couriered, get a dude to pick up their favorite coffee and bring it to their office or even order some fresh underwear for a midday tryst, if that’s what life in Bangkok requires.
The Hong Kong-based company has released an interesting infographic of the whats, whens and wheres of how Bangkokians used their service in 2016.
Prepared food was the most often ordered item via Lalamove because, well, Thai people. And the most ordered type of food was Thai food. Shocking! Among the most ordered dishes were: noodle soups, chicken and rice, red pork and biryani. However, fast food, sweets and drinks made it onto the list of most-popular food buys too.
The second most popular type of purchase was items off of a grocery store shopping list including: raw meat and seafood, sauces such as soy, chilli and oyster, vegetables and fruit.
After that, office supplies were a popular item to have delivered as were flowers. Isn’t that romantic?
Users did most of their ordering between 12 and 6pm. The most popular districts for delivery included: Pathumwan, Klongtan, Hua Mark, Jompol and Klongtoey Nua.
The most unusual requests of the year included the delivery of gas for a car, men’s white underwear and a mortar-and-pestle. We guess that somebody wanted a homemade somtam – stat!
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