Tunisian bike-taxi startup IntiGo has temporarily pivoted to offer different types of delivery services to consumers and businesses because of Coronavirus.
The startup that had raised $300,000 last month has completely suspended the ride-hailing service during the daytime as it saw the demand drop enormously, IntiGo’s co-founder and CEO Bassem Bouguerra said.
IntiGo’s bike-hailing service still remains active from 6 pm until midnight but mostly to help nurses, police officers and others who work during the lockdown.
The two delivery services that IntiGo has launched include a concierge service that allows users to book an IntiGo captain to run their errands on an hourly basis for about TND 12 ($4) an hour.
The second service allows grocery stores to deliver groceries to their users. IntiGo has already partnered with multiple grocery stores to do this on their behalf and is in discussion with many to onboard them too. The orders are received and prepared by themselves.