Bolt Market joins the range of Polish q-commerce players
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In Warsaw, the Bolt Market service has begun offering instant delivery. Bolt’s couriers will transport not just food but also non-food items to consumers in the capital, such as COVID-19 serological testing. This is yet another company that has jumped on the q-commerce bandwagon in Poland.
Bolt Market is now available in the capital only, but plans to expand its delivery area in the near future, and the team will continue to work on increasing the number of locations and products available, the operator declares. For this reason, Bolt has decided to take a step forward and open its own dark stores with food products. The shops are to be strategically located in large cities so that orders can be delivered within 10-15 minutes.
The q-commerce market is growing not only in Poland but also in other countries thanks to the increase in demand for fast deliveries during the Covid-19 pandemic. On the Polish market, there is an instant delivery startup, Lisek, which offers its services in Warsaw and Cracow. Other delivery companies such as Zabka Jush, Uber Eats, Everli, Wolt, or Jokr are also competing, as well as the Glovo chain, which has not only entered the q-commerce market but also plans to enable customers to order alcoholic products.
According to PMR, the e-commerce market in Poland was worth PLN 88.7bn (€19.4bn) in 2020, growing by 45.1% compared with 2019, according to our estimates. For the period until 2026, our baseline scenario is that the market will continue to expand at a double-digit pace through 2023, and that it will grow by 7-9% per annum in the three years after that, expanding by a total of 89% over this period.