Buymie

Buymie

Buymie uses AI to provide consumers with access to multiple large retailers. In particular, it has also just signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Lidl Ireland where it will provide a personalised online grocery delivery service for the retailer. The company also allows consumers to order from Tesco Ireland.

With the latest Covid-19 crisis, the online grocery market has come under significant pressure to increase capacity, with large grocers acknowledging that their distribution models do not allow for meaningful scaling to meet consumer demand.

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Buymie uses artificial intelligence to provide consumers with access to multiple large retailers. In particular, it has also just signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Lidl Ireland where it will provide a personalised online grocery delivery service for the retailer. The company also allows consumers to order from Tesco Ireland.
With the latest Covid-19 crisis, the online grocery market has come under significant pressure to increase capacity, with large grocers acknowledging that their distribution models do not allow for meaningful scaling to meet consumer demand. Buymie’s model does not require vans and warehouses to increase its capacity and can scale its service in weeks rather than months. This is achieved by using state of the art platform technology and connectivity to connect consumers with a network of hundreds of independent personal shoppers who can pick and deliver items directly from retail stores.

For example, Lidl customers using the Buymie app can choose from Lidl’s range of permanently listed products available in store. With the current demand for online services at unprecedented levels, Buymie has seen a 300% surge in downloads and in recent weeks many of its delivery slots are being booked 6 to 7 days in advance, with Buymie releasing new slots every day.

To date, Buymie has raised over €5 million from investors with this latest round including new investors Act Venture Capital and SVV and long term Buymie investor HAATCH Ventures. These new funds raised will be used to expand its capacity both in Ireland and internationally.

 

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Location:

Dublin (Ireland)

Founders:

Devan Hughes & Jan Harley