• Over 1,400 products available for customers, including private labels and promotions
• The delivery program is Monday to Saturday, between 12:00 - 20:00, in Bucharest and Ilfov county
• Delivery time: maximum 3 hours, but customers can also choose a preferred time slot
• Payment: cash or by card upon delivery, and the cost of transport is 19.99 lei
• For orders, customers can access https://penny.lyvra.ro/
PENNY and Auto Total launch Lyvra, the home delivery service that allows customers to place orders online and receive the products at home. Starting with August 2020, PENNY customers in Bucharest and Ilfov county will be able to place online orders and choose between over 1,400 products that can be found in stores, including private labels and promotions.
Given the context of the restrictions imposed by the public health situation worldwide, but also as part of the rebranding process, PENNY meets the needs of its customers and is testing the online shopping service with home delivery. Customers will be able to make purchases on the website https://penny.lyvra.ro/, and the estimated time for delivery is three hours. Customers can pay either by cash or by card upon delivery, and the delivery fee is 19.99 lei.
Daniel Gross, General Manager PENNY | REWE România, declared:
“We have learned to adapt continuously, and Lyvra is an example. The development of the Lyvra online shopping platform comes as a result of the rapid changes that have affected the global trade and urged customers to take strict measures to protect their health, especially by minimizing contact with others. During these months, we understood that we need to stay close to them and adapt to these changes in behavior. This pilot project is a first step that our company is taking in the direction of developing new shopping channels for PENNY customers, and our expectations are to gain as many inisghts as possible in the upcoming months dedicated to the testing process."
Laurentiu Niculae, Operational Director of AD Auto Total, said:
"We are confident that we can seize the opportunity to expand our business through our partnership with PENNY, integrating existing resources from the call center and our fleet of over 650 cars and using synergies in the delivery activity to reach the customer as well as possible. Lyvra is a simple and fast way in which the inhabitants of Bucharest and Ilfov can order everything they need at any time, at home or at the office, respecting the rules of social distance and the measures for protecting them and those close to them. We have taken extra precautions for the safe delivery of products: each driver is equipped with a face mask and electronic devices to collect payments by bank card, and all cars are equipped with thermal boxes and cooling elements for transporting perishable goods."
The launch of the Lyvra platform is part of the company's strategic reorientation plans with the rebranding of PENNY Market to PENNY. Thus, the discounter constantly optimizes the format of the stores and adapts to new consumer behavior to provide a more pleasant shopping experience for customers. The Lyvra platform can be tested between August - October 2020.
PENNY is the successful concept of the German group REWE and one of the most active retailers in Romania, with the first store opened on the local market in 2005. The entire network is served by three logistics centers located in Ștefaneștii de Jos, Turda and Bacau. Currently, the PENNY network in Romania consists of 264 stores nationwide and a dedicated team of over 4,800 employees.
About Total Auto
AD AUTO TOTAL was born from passion and dedication for the automotive field, with 100% Romanian capital. Benefiting from a fast distribution network, with high density, with a continuous presence and expansion at international level, AD AUTO TOTAL is the leader of the Romanian car parts distribution market, with a turnover of over 280,000,000 euros in 2019. In currently, AD AUTO TOTAL has 84 own warehouses in Romania and a team of over 1,800 employees.