Gett is an app which lets you grab a black taxi. You can download it on iOS and Android. Now, with intense competition from the likes of Uber, Addison Lee and others, they’re diversifying by offering an on-demand delivery service too.
It works thanks to drivers and riders who are learning “The Knowledge” – i.e. getting around London without any of that new-fangled GPS nonsense. No actual black cab here, instead it’ll be a guy (or girl) on a bike. For £50, you can have a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne in less than 10 minutes if you live in Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Belgravia, Kensington or the City between 4PM and 10PM.
Remo Gerber, Gett’s UK CEO, tells us..
For the last five years, we’ve been moving customers around safely and now Gett Clicquot will use the same business model to bring this revolutionary new service to Londoners.
This is the start of a wide new range of services to be offered through the Gett app. The consumer demand is enormous.
It’s not just champagne, because other services are already being dreamed up. You could potentially have pizza, flowers, dry cleaning and grocery delivered – or even a plumber.
However, despite the introduction of this new service, the company is still committed to providing a black cab quickly and easily via their app.
Get more details on their website and in the press release below.
GETT JOINS FORCES WITH VEUVE CLICQUOT TO BRING
LONDONERS CHAMPAGNE ON-DEMAND
-’Gett Clicquot’ allows Londoners to “Gett” chilled Veuve Clicquot delivered within 10 minutes of ordering anywhere in or around Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, the City, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Belgravia and Kensington’-
LONDON, JULY 27TH 2015: Gett, the global app for on-demand transportation, is proud to announce it is leading the on-demand marketplace by launching the first of many new products and services to be offered via the app. Starting from Tuesday 28th July, Gett is partnering with world renowned Champagne house, Veuve Clicquot, to offer ‘Gett Clicquot’ to Londoners.
Gett’s pivotal expansion into new lines of products and services represents a shift into broader categories to own the on-demand marketplace. Gett is set to be the leading app for high quality products and services, saving you time by getting you what you need and where you need to be.
London users will be able to get a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, supplied by Amathus – a premier retailer in the City and Kensington – delivered to them within 10 minutes of ordering it through the app. The service is available from 4pm – 10pm every day for those based in and around Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, the City, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Belgravia and Kensington.
Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot has played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the Champagne industry as we know it today. The House owes its extraordinary reputation to a remarkably modern woman: Madame Clicquot. Married in 1798 to François Clicquot, owner of a Champagne business, and widowed at 27, she took control of the business and become known by her peers as “La Grande Dame de la Champagne.”
Today, Veuve Clicquot continue to channel Madame Clicquot’s pioneering and innovative spirit. Most recently, Veuve Clicquot launched the world’s first instant Champagne gifting app, Click for Clicquot, which enables users to treat themselves or gift a friend to a bottle or glass of Veuve Clicquot in London’s top bars and restaurants. Gett Clicquot marks an expansion of this service, from sending a friend to enjoy a Veuve Clicquot experience, to bringing the Veuve Clicquot experience to the guest.
The ‘Gett Clicquot’ partnership is the first new product category to go live following Gett’s announcement of its growth into additional products and services earlier this year. Following Veuve Clicquot’s belief to “Let Life Surprise You”, Gett will be delivering users a chilled yellow label bottle of Veuve Clicquot and two Champagne flutes directly to their door for the price of £50.
‘Gett Clicquot’ will be delivered on motorbikes by London’s famous ‘knowledge boys’ who are licensed taxi drivers in the making, studying to take the infamous knowledge test that all aspiring black cab drivers have to pass before they are qualified.
Gett is proud to continue to partner with the black cab trade by partnering with ‘knowledge boys’ in addition to working exclusively with black cab drivers for the safe and professional transportation service that remains at the heart of the business.
Remo Gerber, Gett’s UK CEO, says, ‘We are delighted to launch our first new vertical and to be partnering with prestigious brand, Veuve Clicquot, getting Londoners world renowned Champagne with a tap of the Gett app. For the last five years, we’ve been moving customers around safely and now ‘Gett Clicquot’ will use the same business model to bring this revolutionary new service to Londoners. This is the start of a wide new range of services to be offered through the Gett app – the consumer demand is enormous.“
“We’re, of course, keeping our popular Gett taxi with a ‘no surge’ promise and a ‘100% black cab’ guarantee in London, as the core of the business. We’ve been working on this strategic technology for the last 12 months and this announcement will totally transform how people consume essential products and services.” Gerber added.
Jo Thornton, Managing Director of Moet Hennessy UK commented, ‘Veuve Clicquot is very excited to partner with Gett around ‘Gett Clicquot’. The innovative initiative continues to lead the path to deliver luxury convenience, on-demand, to discerning Londoners.’