Yandex.Food entered the Uzbek market. The service was launched in Tashkent under the Yandex Eats brand, an RB.RU correspondent drew attention to this. Shipping is free for now.
Establishments like Skandalist, Wendy’s, Yaponamama, Il Patio, Bon! are already connected to the service. and others. You can also order drinks, food and flowers.
The average waiting time for an order from the moment of registration is 30 minutes. An order can be placed on the website, Yandex Go and in the service application.
The Yandex Eats app and website are available in the country in Uzbek, English and Russian, the Yandex.Food press service reported.
In February 2022, a source at RB.RU reported on Yandex.Food’s plans to enter the Uzbek market, but the company later said that it “does not comment on rumours.”
Infoline CEO Ivan Fedyakov called Yandex.Food’s entry into the Uzbek market quite natural, given the rapid growth of the country’s young population, Yandex’s potential target audience. At the same time, the expert emphasized that “it is more likely to enter the Tashkent market, since Uzbekistan is very unequal in terms of income and other characteristics.”
“And if we single out Tashkent as a separate agglomeration, then, in fact, the situation here is very close to the average indicators of Russia, and sometimes even higher than in many million-plus cities in Russia,” he said. Fedyakov.
This is not the first service that Yandex is preparing to scale in Uzbekistan. So, in October 2022, at ICTWeek Uzbekistan, the company said that it was discussing with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Public Education to launch a programming school in the new academic year in Tashkent and Samarkand. It is also known about plans to launch Yandex.Gas stations in the country.
Yandex.Food operates in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi and other Russian cities. The service is also present in Kazakhstan and Belarus.
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