Mober intends to use the investment proceeds to expand its business in key cities in the Philippines, to further enhance the Mober app (available on Google Play and App Store) for better scalability, and to add more van partners to better serve affiliates’ requirements.
Mober Founder and CEO Dennis Ng said aside from the latest capital infusion, they will now also get to service SM’s businesses providing them same-day delivery capabilities.
Mober, the platform chosen by brands like Dunlop, Betterdogs, Fujidenzo, Adidas, Mandaue Foam, and Dimensione, will be adding SM Appliance, Our Home, SM Department Stores, and other SM affiliates to its roster of clients.
Founded in December 2015, the startup said it has changed the buying behavior of the Filipino market as they now expect a same-day delivery when shopping for bulky items.
Its same-day cargo delivery service connects small and medium enterprises (SMEs), shoppers, and all families with a cost-effective, safe and fast logistical service with a dedicated customer support.
“We saw a problem that SME’s usually encounter – they have to buy their own delivery van, increased CapEx. So we realized why not build a company which provides a solution to this problem,” Ng said.
2GO Group President Frederic DyBuncio said: “Mober fills in the gap for 2GO being a technology platform that allows on-demand delivery service for big items.”
Meanwhile, 2GO Logistics Chief Operating Officer Ricardo Aguas said with the new partnership, the Philippines is actually witnessing a synergy of tech and business innovations in the local logistics scene.
Other on-demand services Mober offers include booking of home and store deliveries on the same day or advance, pet shuttle, among others that assure worry-free logistic support and service.
“We in Mober prioritize our customers all the time. We make sure our van partners are trained enough to provide convenience in delivering big items and to handle our customers’ valuable items with utmost care,” Ng added.