RaRa Delivery to expand Southeast Asian reach

Southeast Asia’s only same-day/within-the-hour delivery company RaRa Delivery has secured US $3.25 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital India and Indonesia based East Ventures.

The funding is to move all of the deliveries it makes in Indonesia to within-the-hour and same-day. The firm’s tech team is based in India and it plans to expand from 10 cities on the subcontinent to 40 in the next six months.

At the same time RaRa Delivery is looking to integrate its services onto all major e-commerce marketplaces in Southeast Asia to allow sellers in the region to offer same-day delivery to all of their customers. It has seen business boom during the pandemic, working into healthcare as well as grocery deliveries.

“In this age of instant gratification, RaRa Delivery is revolutionising logistics by making it possible for anyone, anywhere to get delivery in a few hours in Indonesia. While the express delivery space has been flourishing in sectors such as groceries and healthcare, we saw a unique opportunity to scale this offering across all categories, as customer expectations grow alongside the maturity of Indonesia’s e-commerce sector. Through our smart batching system and with our dedicated driver team who are highly committed to ensure smooth deliveries, our vision of creating an ecosystem that allows e-commerce marketplaces and sellers to provide a premium customer experience to their end consumers is now becoming a reality, starting first in Indonesia. RaRa Delivery is proud to be working with the largest brands in Indonesia in this challenging yet exciting growth chapter,” said Karan Bhardwaj, founder and chief executive officer, RaRa Delivery.