Bolt (aka Taxify) to serve up Uber Eats rival, but who's biting?
Popular e-hailing service Taxify, now known as Bolt, has announced that it will launch a food-delivery service in South Africa.
My Broadband reported that South Africa will be one of three countries to have the service, which will be launched in the next few months. The other countries are Finland and Estonia.
Uber Eats is active in South Africa but the app is not available in other parts of the continent or in Eastern Europe. Taxify saw this as an opportunity to explore those markets, Bloomberg reported.
Taxify recently changed its name to Bolt, after five years in operation. The company has also expanded its reach in South Africa, with its services now available in East London and Polokwane.
But many on social media did not seem too optimistic about food-service delivery from the company.
Bolt/Taxify is introducing food delivery, people are trolling and already negative about it due to their bad reputation of customer service— Ntebogeng (@Ntebo_Mo) March 26, 2019
They should be worried seeing that this is what they are known for. Imbi
The Taxify driver will tell you that your house is on an incline and they can’t go up so you have to come down and get your food 😭— Harold Finch (@Jika_Uthi) March 26, 2019
"OMG guys I ordered some wings on the Taxify Delivery App and the delivery guy came with a live chicken then slaughtered it right on my doorstep 😭"— Iceberg Slim. (@MohaleRamo6) March 26, 2019
Taxify food delivery service will bring hilarious content onto the TL. I can already see it 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— Lesilo Rula (@kay_mahapa) March 26, 2019