Lalamove – Hong Kong’s on-demand delivery app is partnering with Line to expand its delivery services in Bangkok. Line is a mobile platform known as a messaging app with more than 33 million users in Thailand.
The Line Man app – one of Line’s first ventures beyond just chatting aims at offering reliable on-demand services to consumers. Line Man will offer courier services through the Lalamove fleet of motorcycles, with cash payments. Consumers will be able to order food via restaurant database app Wongnai.
Thailand is the first market for the service, which offers document and package delivery, food purchase and delivery, and convenient goods purchase and delivery. Delivery is provided by Lalamove, limited to within Bangkok but with plans for expansion.
Santit Jirawongkraisorn – Lalamove Thailand co-founder/MD says “partnering with Line is a natural progression”. At a global conference, Line revealed a five-year plan to create a smart portal to close the loop between businesses and app users.