Valentine’s Day deliveries came in full swing at Careem this year ❤️! And by full swing, we mean full swing. As in, the number of deliveries made through Careem Express, our last-mile delivery service for retailers, on February 14th broke our all time single-time delivery record which we hit on Black Friday last year 🥳.
This Valentine’s Day, Careem Express delivered over 22,000 Valentine’s-related orders across the UAE, KSA, and Qatar. And in the spirit of love-inspired giving, we thought we’d share a few interesting, and heartwarming, insights gathered across our markets on Valentine’s day:
- Careem Express deliveries on February 14th reached 48,000, with over 22,000 of them being Valentine’s day related items. This is 3,000 more deliveries than our previous single-day record, which was 45,000 on Black Friday in 2022
- Flower deliveries surged by almost 300% in the first two weeks of February, compared to all of January
- The most expensive floral arrangement, which included 1,000 red roses, reached AED 6,000 and was delivered to a lucky customer in Dubai. In the wise words of Rachel Green, we’re so happy and not at all jealous 🙄
- The bulk of Valentine’s orders were made on the 13th and 14th of February, although some last-minute requests were delivered on the 15th 👀
- The fastest delivery for a Valentine’s day item was just 15 minutes
- Floward in KSA and Ferns n Petals in the UAE and Qatar received the highest number of orders, with over 9,000 orders placed from Floward
- Valentines Day items included in this data include flowers, cards, chocolates, and cakes
We’re so happy to have helped thousands of people make their loved ones feel special on Valentine’s day, and we’re excited to help even more next year as Careem Express expands across the region. 🚀
A snippet about Careem Express
Careem Express is a last mile delivery business with a fleet size of over 10,000 delivery vehicles in 15 cities across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Careem Express uses advanced technology and around the clock customer support to provide on-demand and same-day deliveries for companies including Ferns n Petals, Kitopi, Amazon, Zara, Instashop, and IKEA. Orders made through Careem Express grew by over 2x in 2022 with more than 10 million items delivered for businesses across the region.