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Mercado Libre debuts same-day deliveries in Brazilian cities

Mercado Libre expects more than 20% of Brazilian addresses to receive same-day deliveries by July

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  • The service is valid for purchases starting from BRL 79 made until 11 a.m. of products signaled on the platform;
  • The company will expand its fleet with 600 more vans to operate the so-called last-mile service.

Latin America‘s e-commerce giant Mercado Libre announced on Monday that it will start to operate the same-day parcel delivery service for the São Paulo region and the metropolitan areas of Florianópolis and Salvador in Brazil.

According to the company, the service is valid for purchases from BRL 79 made until 11 a.m. of products flagged on the platform. The option is valid from Monday to Saturday.

According to the director of Transport of Mercado Envios in Brazil, Luis Perera, the same-day delivery service, which at checkout will involve about 10 million products, including supermarket items, should be extended in the coming weeks.

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“We expect that by July more than 20% of the zip codes of shoppers throughout Brazil will be served with deliveries in this format,” Perera said in a statement.

To support this category of deliveries, the company will expand its fleet with 600 more vans to operate the so-called last-mile service.

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The move comes three months after the marketplace, which claims to have about 70 million active users and 12 million sellers in Latin America, announced plans to invest BRL 10 billion in Brazil in 2021, much of it in logistics to reduce delivery times.

(Translated by LABS)

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