JOKR – new e-commerce platform on the Polish market

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Wpis dostępny jest także w języku: polski

Startup JOKR has decided to launch a global platform to deliver purchases to customers within 15 minutes. One of the first locations outside of cities in the United States or Latin America, is Warsaw.

JOKR is a mobile application that bases its activity on delivering food and other products to the consumer in a very short time. This is possible thanks to the so-called dark stores located in selected districts of cities, i.e. warehouses that are adapted to the needs of stakeholders in a given location.

The creator of JOKR is Ralf Wenzel, former board member of SoftBank and Delivery Hero and co-founder of the Foodpanda brand. The platform is backed by, among others, the aforementioned SoftBank, Tiger Global, which has had the opportunity to support hundreds of companies in over 30 countries – including Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify and Stripe, HV Capital which has helped around 200 companies such as Zalando, Delivery Hero, Westwing and Flixbus, and the Polish fund Market One Capita, which has invested in Packhelp, Docplanner and Brainly.

Return of platform using “dark store”

A similar strategy was embraced by the Lisek platform, which scored its debut on the Warsaw market already in 2018. It paused its operations in 2020 in order to adapt its services to the needs of its customers. This time, Lisek launched in Warsaw’s Wilanów district and plans to expand further. Lisek’s aim is to deliver shopping to consumers in a maximum of 10 minutes, and its offer is to be based primarily on food products with an extension to industrial products and fresh items. A distinctive aspect on the market is the operation of the shop also on non-trading Sundays, due to the e-commerce activity.

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