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World NewsGetir rapid-delivery app plans to expand across US in 2022

Getir rapid-delivery app plans to expand across US in 2022

A Getir scooter in London.

Getir

In current weeks, New Yorkers have began to discover couriers in purple and yellow zipping round their metropolis on mopeds.

These couriers, who can be discovered in Chicago and Boston, are transporting groceries for rapid-delivery app Getir.

Founded six years in the past in Istanbul, Turkey, Getir goals to ship on a regular basis necessities from its grocery shops to folks’s entrance doorways in below 10 minutes.

This 12 months, it expanded across Europe, the place it competes with the likes of Gorillas and Zapp. Next 12 months, it is going to be much more centered on the United States, the place it should face a complete new degree of competitors.

“One U.S. is equal to all [of] Europe,” Getir CEO and co-founder Nazim Salur instructed CNBC in an interview, including that he thinks it is one of the best place in the world for start-ups to function.

“A good basketball player in the end wants to play in the NBA and the NBA is in the U.S.,” Salur mentioned. “We played basketball in Turkey and then the EuroLeague. And now it’s time to show our skills and try to make it in the NBA.”

Getir plans to expand into “many more” U.S. cities in 2022, Salur mentioned. The entrepreneur declined to give a selected quantity, however it should “definitely be” greater than 10, he mentioned.

“To give you an idea, we opened London 10 months ago, and today we’re in 16 cities in the U.K.,” he mentioned, including that the U.Ok. market is 5 instances smaller than the U.S.

Stiff competitors in the U.S.

Backed by deep pockets

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