Grab invests in Ninja Van to offer on-demand package delivery service

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Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab has announced a strategic partnership with logistics provider Ninja Van that will integrate Ninja Van’s services into the Grab application through GrabExpress, Grab’s on-demand package delivery service.

By bringing together two leading logistics solution providers in Southeast Asia through the Grab application, this partnership aims to better serve the needs of small and medium businesses, social sellers and customers. Ninja Van logistics services will be available in the Grab application through GrabExpress in the second half of this year and will be rolled out in Southeast Asia in stages.

This regional cooperation extends the delivery range of GrabExpress beyond delivery services using on-demand and same-day couriers to offer other options such as scheduled shipments to all regions nationwide. This collaboration also extends the reach of GrabExpress services significantly and enables inter-city solutions.

GrabExpress is currently available in 150 cities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia; it enables customers, e-commerce platforms and social sellers to easily send and receive packages.

Reaching more than 450 cities in Southeast Asia, Ninja Van connects sellers and buyers with a wide reach in six countries – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. This regional collaboration with Grab will enable Ninja Van to present its services to a large number of Grab users in these six countries, especially for small and medium businesses and social seller communities. Customers will immediately be able to ship their items easily through one application and enjoy the best delivery experience with the comfort and wide range of the Ninja Van network.

“We are very pleased with this collaboration and how this can help small businesses and social community sellers in Southeast Asia, even for customers who want to deliver goods regularly,” explained Lai Chang Wen, co-founder and CEO, Ninja Van. “Looking at the huge number of Grab users, we can offer them the easiest way to enjoy our complete logistics services and offer reliable and easy freight forwarding services that are supported by technology.”

“E-commerce and social commerce are growing in Southeast Asia and Grab is committed to enabling millions of e-commerce and MSMEs in Southeast Asia to continue to grow through GrabExpress. Cooperation with Ninja Van enables us to offer the most comprehensive delivery options in Southeast Asia through the Grab application, and makes it easier for sellers, buyers and merchants to send and receive their goods,” said Adelene Foo, head of GrabExpress.

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