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July 21, 2024

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Car Care Company Yoshi Now Delivers COVID-19 Test Kits

The COVID-19 test kit delivery option has been initially rolled out to Yoshi customers in the Nashville Area.

Gas delivery and car care services company Yoshi has introduced a new service to help its customers: the delivery of COVID-19 test kits.

The program is part of a new initiative called Yoshi Health that the company plans to explore further in 2022. The COVID-19 test kit delivery option has been initially rolled out to Yoshi customers in the Nashville Area.

β€œThere’s an understandable urgency around the holidays to get tested. Our goal is to make that process as hassle-free as possible for our customers,” said Bryan Frist, Yoshi’s CEO & Co-Founder.

Yoshi customers can now order an at-home COVID-19 test through Yoshi’s mobile application, compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The company began delivering COVID-19 tests just prior to Thanksgiving and has distributed hundreds so far. The tests are self-administered per the kit instructions.

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β€œAt this stage of the pandemic, it makes sense for everyone to have a COVID test in their medicine cabinet,” said Frist. β€œThe average customer is actually ordering more than one test. We see offices getting together and ordering them for their staff as well.”

Originally founded in 2015 as a direct-to-consumer gas delivery service, Yoshi has evolved over the years and is now a multi-faceted delivery platform. While the company is mainly focused on automotive services, Frist sees healthcare services as a natural adjacency given that his team has built out the customer success, routing and logistics, field operations, and product to support a robust delivery platform.

β€œBeing in Nashville, surrounded by the best healthcare companies in the world, we see that as a major competitive advantage against other start-ups trying to bring the hospital to the home,” said Frist. β€œWhile this COVID-19 test kit delivery is a small test, we think it could be the beginning of something very big for us and our customers in the healthcare space.”