24 May 2022 15:20

Yandex expanding in Latin America under Yango Delivery brand

MOSCOW. May 24 (Interfax) - Yango, the international brand of Yandex.Taxi, is developing a delivery service, Yango Delivery, in at least three Latin American countries, according to information available on open sources.

Yango Delivery is similar to Yandex.Delivery in Russia, with the Yango brand being an abbreviation of Yandex Go.

Launched at the end of 2019, Yandex.Delivery had not previously announced any plans to expand internationally, instead actively developing in Russia [with gross merchandise volume growing 3.4-fold to 29.5 billion rubles in 2021].

Yango Delivery posted two job openings on the LinkedIn social network in Lima, Peru, in May, including one for a business development manager. According to the description, the delivery service is now launching in the country. Yekaterina Borisoglebskaya, head of global business development at Yandex , posted the job opening. Grigory Poghosyan, CEO of Yango Delivery in the Latin American region, also has his profile posted on the social network, and he has held this position since September 2021 at the office in Santiago, Chile.

According to information on LinkedIn, the service has already launched in Chile and is developing, specifically by searching for partners and customers. The senior manager has also posted about looking for an employee in Mexico City.

Yango Delivery delivers any goods and products, except for catering. The service has averaged 400 deliveries per day over its three months of operation, Poghosyan wrote in February, noting that the figure should increase soon.

Yandex's press service has confirmed to Interfax that it is testing out a logistics service in Chile. The representative has also confirmed that work on the project began in 2021, though has not disclosed details on launches in other Latin American countries.

Yango Delivery has a website and is currently available in six country versions, including Peru, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and Israel.