Food delivery in Bangkok is getting a little easier as Foodpanda just announced a partnership with ride-hailer Grab for the Thai capital. GrabBike riders will now deliver orders from eateries on Foodpanda in the city’s central district, with other areas to follow soon.
“We were working hard on decreasing our delivery times to an average of 36 minutes in central Bangkok over the last couple of months,” says Alexander Felde, managing director for Foodpanda Thailand. “With Grab’s rider network and experience we will be able to drag down delivery times further.”
They’ll soon have to compete with UberEats, Uber’s food delivery service.
The service in Bangkok has launched in beta, but Foodpanda is exploring launching in other countries in Southeast Asia as well.
Elsewhere in the region, the duo will have to compete with UberEats, Uber’s food delivery service that’s available in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. It’s expected to launch in Bangkok soon, going by job vacancies on Uber’s website.