Vivo Energy Uganda announced the introduction of a free home delivery solution for Shell Gas. This is in a bid to bring services closer and offer greater convenience, safe transportation and doorstep delivery of Shell Gas to customers.
The move follows restrictions put in place by the Uganda government to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deliveries are currently available to customers across greater Kampala and Entebbe region, with plans to rollout to reach even more areas.
The free deliveries will be made daily from 8am to 4pm, seven days a week, by Shell agents using motorbikes and delivery trucks with effect from 1 April 2020. Orders can be made through either a toll free line: 0800 980 098, MTN ‒ 0771 355 418, or Airtel – 0759 043 511. These lines will be operational to serve customers from 8am to 8pm.
“In a bid to bring services closer and offer greater convenience and safe transportation of Shell Gas, we have accelerated the planned introduction of a home delivery service. We are aware that people are now at home and may experience difficulty in accessing essential services, especially as cooking needs are even greater with all members of the family at home,” said Moses Kebba, the Vivo Energy Marketing Manager.
The free home delivery solution applies to both existing Shell Gas customers who require refills as well as first time purchase customers.
“Our delivery service applies to both existing customers as well as those who are interested in purchasing cylinders and accessories. We are offering free installation and doorstep delivery. Our team will be on hand to help you get started by setting up the equipment and offering easy and quick usage tutorials,” Kebba added.
In line with the Standard Operating Procedures stipulated by the Ministry of Health, Shell Gas deliveries have in place the necessary sanitary requirements to keep the delivery agents and consumers safe in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“The team is equipped with sanitizers, gloves and face masks and have been trained to practice social distancing during the process because the health and safety of our customers and staff is our absolute priority. In addition to the safety equipment, we have also put in place mobile payment methods and are encouraging customers to use them to eliminate handling of cash and limit contact,” Kebba said.