Grab will launch a beta trial of GrabExpress, its on-demand door-to-door delivery and courier service in Singapore, to serve the growing demand for instant delivery of parcels.

Grab launches on-demand courier service of GrabExpress in Singapore

The beta service of GrabExpress will first be piloted among selected Grab users, and is limited to delivery from the eastern part of Singapore to the eastern fringe of the Central Business District, Grab said in a media release on Monday. Areas covered include Changi, Tampines, Paya Lebar, Bedok, Marine Parade, Geylang, Kallang, Bendemeer, Jalan Besar, Bugis and Esplanade.

Users can access the GrabExpress service via a widget within the Grab app. To make a booking, the sender simply has to enter the pick up location and recipient’s details, and make payment through GrabPay. A delivery-partner will be assigned and complete the delivery within two hours of booking.

Prices will start from $6 a delivery, with an additional $1 per 1km delivery distance.GrabExpress users can place up to 10 deliveries at a single time. Grab said this is especially useful for businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises that might be dealing with multiple customer orders.

Singapore is the fifth country within Grab’s South-east Asia network of eight markets to land GrabExpress – after Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.