Delivering food by bike

In the past few years, many companies have started to deliver products from any business to any customer. For example, Deliveroo, JustEat, Glovo, Stuart, UBER Eats…

They offer to the business a easy way of send products to their customers. They give to the business flexibility in order they don’t have to pay employees that don’t have anything to do in valley hours or they don’t have problems on peak hours. In addition, they work as an intermediary between the restaurant and the customer so they guarantee that the restaurant will get paid.  Finally, they promote their business on their app and their Webpage. So, the business used to get more customers.

For their workers, they give a flexible job where they decide which hours want to work. In addition is healthy if they work using a bike. And is fast to be hired, in fact you will work as a freelance and they contract you and pay you for the orders that you deliver.

In this case we will talk about Deliveroo and Glovo which are the most important in Spain.



It’s a company which was founded in London in 2013 and they job is to bring food from restaurants to your house. Nowadays, they spread across eighty-four cities in the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Dubai, and Hong Kong. In Spain, they are expanding its business and now they are working in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Sant Cugat.

In the case of Deliveroo workers they pay you 4.25€ per order and they will earn at least 8,5€ per hour. They pay you twice per month and they give you a luggage carrier for your bike or your motorbike, one box for hold the orders, and two cooler bags, one for the box and another for orders.

In the case of the customers, you have to pay 2.50€ for order, but if you buymore than 15€ transports cost are included.

And now, a 30 seconds video:


It’s another Start-up created in Barcelona in 2015. Actually, they are working in 8 different cities, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza, Sevilla, Málaga, Paris and Milano.

Unlike Deliveroo, Glovoo works with all kind of Business, restaurants, pharmacies, markets… They can bring to your house from food till paracetamol, a book, a rose or whatever you want.

Glovers are the Glovoo’s workers and they earn a fixed quantity of money for the order (2.5€), and a variable quantity that depends on the distance (0.55€/km) and the waiting time (0.05€/min). Additionally, if it is raining the glover will earn 30% more.

In the case of the customers, Glovoo charge you a price for deliver your product from 1.90€ till 2.5€ depending on the establishment that you choose.


And a promotion video of Glovoo




In conclusion, there are a lot of companies that has been created in order to cover the last mile delivery, some of them are going very well, and others not, but it is a very interesting sector where people are investing a lot of money.

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