SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A convenience store franchise plans to hire local residents with ample knowledge about the neighborhood to deliver various products.
GS Retail Co., an operator of the major convenience store chain GS25, will begin testing its new ‘Neighborhood Delivery’ service, which is open to all applicants without limits to time and task.
Each person will be delivering products within a 1.5-kilometer radius of their current location. The products, too, will weigh less than 5 kilograms, allowing retirees, homemakers, and after-work office workers to work without difficulty.
If a customer orders a product from a nearby GS25 convenience store through the Yogiyo app, the delivery men or women can respond to an incoming delivery call to bring the product to the customer.
Each delivery will pay 2,800 to 3,200 won (US$2.35-$2.68) in commissions.
GS Retail plans to test the new delivery program at three convenience stores in Seoul’s Gangnam District starting Monday. On Aug. 17, the program will be expanded to cover all GS25 stores throughout Seoul.
The company aims to infiltrate the 20 trillion won (US$17 billion) delivery market with ‘Neighborhood Delivery’, a short-distance quick-commerce platform based on 15,000 brick-and-mortar stores.
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