Sweden’s largest e-Grocery provider Mathem introduced Mathem Express, a new service for fast deliveries with Vok’s cargo bikes. Vok’s bikes will be delivering Mathem groceries to households in Södermalm, Stockholm, within 30 minutes.
The new service is enabled by Vok’s unique cargo bikes with built-in compartments that allow couriers to conveniently deliver multiple orders at once. The service enables Mathem’s customers to order home their entire weekly food supply and get it delivered fast. The comfortable cargo bikes are also an important key factor in Mathem’s focus on a sustainable working environment for the couriers.
Sara Tranarp, Head of Business Development at Mathem and project manager for Mathem Express, commented:
“We are breaking new order records every day and we are excited to see that our customers appreciate the new service. We are looking forward to seeing the development of Mathem Express as an exciting part of Mathem’s growth journey.“
Initially, all households in Södermalm, Reimersholme and Långholmen area in central Stockholm are covered by the service and the plan is to expand to other parts of Stockholm and beyond. Mathem Express works as a separate dark store, called “light store” by Mathem – a well-stocked convenience store that only takes online orders. The orders are packed on-site and delivered with sustainable transport vehicles.
For Vok, the partnership with Mathem marks a big step in the company’s expansion to the Nordics, where e-Grocery and home delivery are on the rise. Vok aims to repeatedly multiply its cargo bike fleet in the next years to boost last-mile delivery across Europe. Vok’s unique bikes enable delivery platforms to increase efficiency in the booming market, making their operations financially and ecologically more sustainable.
Indrek Petjärv, CEO and co-founder of Vok Bikes, commented:
„We see cargo bikes as the key to delivery growth, solving many of today’s urban space challenges. Our experience has shown a 40% higher cost-efficiency achieved with delivery by cargo bikes compared to delivery by car, even in the regions that lack proper light road network. With Mathem, we aim to make fast delivery a part of everyday life in Sweden.“
Mathem is Sweden’s leading e-commerce player. The company operates tech-driven supermarkets that offer groceries, kitchen products, home furnishing, pharmacy goods and prescription medicine. Mathem offers a smart e-Groceries platform and flexible delivery service for all households. The company is located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and reaches 55% of Sweden’s households. In 2020, Mathem sold goods for 2.3 billion SEK. Find out more on www.mathem.se
Vok develops and produces unique electric cargo bikes with built-in compartments. The company operates bike fleets in Tallinn, Vilnius, London, and now also in the Nordics. The company’s clients include Wolt, Stuart, Tuul by Comodule, and Estonian postal service Omniva. Vok’s investors are some of the leading cleantech founders like Taavi Madiberk and Kristjan Maruste, and top Estonian and European VC funds and angel investors. In 2022, Vok plans to open a new factory with increased production capacity and is multiplying its team, hiring for the new production unit as well as for finance, sales and marketing.
 According to Vok Bikes, as proven by case studies in partnership with the Estonian Postal Service Omniva.