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Free delivery app Wabi arrives in Brazil to support SMBs

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Photo: Wabi's website screenshot
  • Wabi is set to spare extra costs for SMBs and offer security for their customers;
  • The platform is available in seven Latin American countries;
  • The app provides basic and essential items such as food, drinks, and cleaning products within a radius of 3 km from where the order was placed.

Powered by Coca-Cola Argentina, the platform Wabi comes to Brazil aiming at supporting small local businesses. The application’s proposal is to provide a sales channel at no cost to merchants, with free delivery to the consumer in just 15 minutes after purchase. Available in seven Latin American countries, the new venture is now present in the major cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

As an option for physical businesses that had to close operations during social isolation, Wabi is set to spare extra costs for SMBs and offer security for their customers. “In Covid-19 times, Wabi allows these small businesses to maintain their commercial activities, supplying products to consumers in the neighborhood and reducing the risk of contagion”, Carla Papazian, national manager of Wabi in Brazil, told Forbes.

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The application provides basic and essential items such as food, drinks and cleaning products within a radius of 3 km from where the order was placed. Payment methods include WabiPay, debit, or credit card directly with the merchant, as well as cash.

Since the start of services in the country, in January, when the pilot was running, Wabi has already recorded 700 registered businesses. In April alone, 20,000 orders were placed and the platform has about 6,000 small businesses in operation through the solution.