Wolt expands to 10 Hungarian cities this fall

From the Danube Bend to Zalaegerszeg, Wolt is launching its delivery service in 10 new Hungarian cities in the coming weeks, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

From mid-September, residents of the southern Budapest metropolitan area (Szigetszentmiklós, Szigethalom, Halásztelek, Tököl, Dunaharaszti and Taksony) can try Wolt’s fast and convenient delivery, followed by Zalaegerszeg and Gödöllő in October and Vác and Üröm in November. Wolt’s home delivery, be it pizza, noodles or even the weekly grocery store, will now be available to almost half of the country’s population in more than 30 Hungarian cities.

In new cities, Wolt will launch its services by offering special discounts to its customers.

“The launch of new cities proves that in addition to customer demand for our service, restaurants and retailers also see a significant growth opportunity in fast home delivery with Wolt. Our goal is to connect even more customers and merchants by opening up new retail and restaurant sales channels while providing our messaging partners with a flexible working opportunity.We are committed to helping our retail and restaurant partners reach even more customers and guests on our platform this fall too,” said László Sabjányi, managing director of Wolt Hungary.

“Since we launched Wolt Hungary in 2018, we have noticed a growing demand for fast delivery of not only restaurant food but also a wide range of retail products. This is especially true in the suburbs of Budapest, where residents working in central districts like to order from Wolt also at home in the evenings and on weekends.The southern Budapest metropolitan area is the fastest growing region of the country, so it is important that our customers can access at our service here,” added Sabjányi.

Zalaegerszeg is one of the last major cities in the country where Wolt’s couriers have not yet appeared. Home delivery in the city will be launched in cooperation with almost 30 partners, so beyond restaurant food, residents will be able to choose from a wide range of retail products ranging from pet food to plants and basic necessities or other groceries.

Wolt is also expanding the delivery platform by adding new flexible services for restaurant and retail partners. With the help of Wolt Drive, customers can order from merchants own online store and Wolt couriers will deliver the ordered items to their doorstep. On the other hand, with Wolt’s self-service delivery service, customers can order from Wolt’s app, but merchants will take care of home delivery themselves.

In addition to thousands of restaurant partners, Wolt’s app now includes a growing range of retail partners, for example, Auchan, Coop, Tesco and Manna as well as other retail stores offering customers a wide range of items ranging from cosmetics to COVID tests, food supplements, toys or even shoes in 30 minutes. Additionally, Wolt’s own delivery retail store, Wolt Market, currently operates at seven locations in the country.

Laura T. Thrasher