Business news from Ukraine


The Nova Poshta Group from October 10, 2019 launched the air delivery service for nine settlements of western Ukraine and 16 settlements in the East of the country, the company has reported.
Surcharge for the service at standard rates is UAH 30 per kilogram.
The new service allows you to provide daily delivery between cities in the west and east of Ukraine. “For example, if you send a parcel before 15:00 in a Mukachevo branch, it will be delivered to the Mariupol branch by 18:00 the next day. It will be the same, if one sends it on the Zaporizhia-Sambir route. Flights on the Lviv-Dnipro-Lviv route are operated from Monday through Friday weekly,” the group said in the report.
The customer receives guaranteed delivery the next day. If the company does not have time to deliver on time, the client will receive compensation for the full cost of delivery.
One can order the air delivery service for parcels up to 30 kg in the branches, while the delivery will be only on weekdays.
Currently, one can order the air delivery service in the offices of nine settlements of western Ukraine (Lviv, Mukachevo, Uzhgorod, Drohobych, Mostyska, Novoyavorovsk, Sambir, Stryi and Chervonohrad) and 16 cities of the east and south of the country (Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Kamianske, Kremenchuk, Kryvy Rih, Kropyvnytsky, Mariupol, Mykolaiv, Novomoskovsk, Pavlohrad, Poltava, Severodonetsk, Sloviansk, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Kherson).
Nova Poshta plans to expand the geography of air delivery.

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The Dobrobut medical chain and the Boris clinic have launched the merged emergency medical aid service via the merged dispatch service.
The chain said in a press release that the merged emergency medical aid service will have 20 teams. A team meeting the specifics of the call and located closer to the site will arrive at the site.
The merged service park includes mobile intensive care units, specialized teams to assist newborns and children, as well as vehicles that allow patients to be transported any distance throughout Ukraine and beyond.
The integration of emergency services is the first step in integrating the Boris clinic into the Dobrobut medical network, which acquired 100% of the clinic in 2019.

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The Bolt taxi service (formerly Taxify) plans to launch a Bolt Food delivery service in Ukraine in 2020.
“The demand for food delivery in Ukraine is quite high. We see great potential and are working on launching a food delivery service in Ukraine in 2020,” a company’s press service quotes its regional manager in Ukraine Taras Potichny as saying.
According to him, the first Bolt Food service will start working in Tallinn. By the end of 2019, the service also may launch in Latvia, Lithuania, South Africa, and on other European and African markets in 2020.
As reported, Bolt plans to launch a scooter rental service in Ukraine and is mulling Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa as possible launch points.
In early March Taxify was renamed Bolt.

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The company that developed the electronic ticket sale system of Ukrzaliznytsia – Unit LLC – has accused a group of officials of Ukrzaliznytsia of pressing on it an asked the company’s head to attract profile specialists and law enforcement agencies to settle the issue. The corresponding open letter to the head of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov regarding the situation around the Electronic Ticket system has been published on the website of Unit. “To date, a group of officials of Ukrzaliznytsia in collusion with a private company, is taking measures to remove the system from Ukrzaliznytsia’s control and then transfer it to the management of a private company. For achieving the goal the officials of the Main Computer Center of Ukrzaliznytsia artificially create interruptions in the work of the system, and in the future the system can be forcibly stopped by these persons in order to accuse the system developer, Unit LLC, thereby justifying itself,” the company said in the letter.
According to the company, such destructive actions of the officials, which can lead to a complete stop of the system, undermine the work of Ukrzaliznytsia.
The system developer calls on Kravtsov to intervene in the situation in order to prevent possible interruptions and shutdown of the system, which will lead to a collapse in ticket sales. Unit demands to organize a joint meeting with the involvement of relevant specialists and relevant law enforcement agencies.

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The Kyivstar mobile communications operator jointly with Alfa Insurance (Kyiv) has launched the online travel insurance service for prepaid and contract subscribers.
The cost of an insurance policy for a seven-day trip will be about UAH 300 (the total cost of the policy depends, among other things, on the exchange rate). At the same time, it is valid in all countries, covering all medical services in case of the need to provide emergency assistance abroad.
The amount for which the subscriber is insured is EUR 30,000. At the same time, prepaid subscribers will receive a bonus of UAH 100 to the account, contract subscribers – an additional 20 minutes in roaming. Bonuses are valid 30 days after the start of the insurance period and only in roaming.
The cost of the policy for 14 days will be about UAH 600, for 21 days – about UAH 950.
The subscriber can receive and pay for the policy online without visiting the company’s office.
Roaming from Kyivstar is available in 195 countries.

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Uber has started testing the UberEats food delivery service from Kyiv-based restaurants, the company’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine.
“We’ve started testing Uber Eats in Kyiv. The announcement of the launch of the service will be made soon,” the company said.
At the end of 2018, Uber appointed the ex-CEO of the consulting company Civitta as the head of the UberEats service in Ukraine. Since the end of January 2019, it has actively been recruiting drivers and couriers to work with the UberEats service.
In particular, the largest partners of Uber in Ukraine say that income when working with UberEats could be UAH 11,000 for a walking courier, up to UAH 20,000 for a courier on a scooter or bicycle, and up to UAH 25,000 for drivers with their own car in case of cooperation with the company partner UberDRIVE. When working with Uberlin, income may reach UAH 10,000 without specifying the format.
As previously reported, the international delivery service Glovo, a Spanish start-up founded in Barcelona in 2015 as an on demand service that purchases, picks-up and delivers anything that is ordered through the app, was launched in Kyiv.
Uber in the summer of 2018 announced the launch of UberEats in Kyiv. Also, the company specified that they did not plan to start the work of this service in Ukrainian towns whose population is smaller than 500,000 people.

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