- Food delivery restaurant associations reach 75,000 in India from 54,000 within 2 months; Surge in the number of registered delivery partners from 5400 in January 2018 to 150,000 now
- Zomato achieved the 21 million orders a monthin October 2018, in India; up from 3.5 Million in January 2018
- Food delivery business currently contributes about 65% to the overall revenueof the company; this is comparable to 35% in January 2018
- Company’s premium subscription program, Zomato Gold has a subscription base of 600,000 customers and more than 4000 restaurant partners in India. Zomato also launched Gold in Manila and Jakarta earlier this month to great early results
- Company set to expand supply business further; HyperPure set to launch Delhi/NCR centre this December
Mumbai, : Further expanding the skyline of digital food ordering in India, Zomato is launching its online ordering and food delivery services in 30 more cities over the week, and will have a presence in 100 cities in the country shortly.
With this addition, Zomato’s food delivery services are currently present across 93 cities and lists over 75000 restaurants on the platform. Zomato is also hiring over 5000 delivery partners in these new cities – further strengthening its 1.5 lac partners strong last mile delivery fleet. The new cities will include Puducherry, Jamshedpur, Ambala, Meerut, Haridwar, Bhavnagar, Ujjain, Puri, among others.
Commenting on the new developments, Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato said, “We have experienced an overwhelming reaction to our expansion across all of our businesses – Gold, Food Delivery and Supply. The number of Gold memberships sold in Manila and Jakarta within a week is beating early numbers of Delhi and Mumbai. HyperPure has had great reception, and we are opening up our next centre in the NCR in a couple of weeks. The Food@Work business has also been expanding into new markets. And of course, the Food Delivery business is ramping up really well with the growth in main markets, as well as the reception in Tier II Tier III cities.”
Commenting on the recent launches for the online ordering and food delivery business, Mohit Gupta, CEO – Food Delivery, Zomato said “We have been surprised by the demand in Tier II Tier III cities and are therefore gung-ho on serving every last customer, in the smallest of towns in India. We will be the first to hit the 100 city mark and will continue to invest heavily to lead geographical penetration, in the food delivery market in India. We have seen market share grow in our main markets through the festive season and have plans for growth in December as well.”
Recognised as the longest running food-technology platforms in India, Zomato is committed to providing quality food and service to its users and guide them to make the right food choices.
“Growth of supply (with over 75,000 restaurant partners), aggressive geographic expansion (first to hit 100 cities in India), and strong last mile capabilities (we have the largest last mile delivery fleet with over 1.5 Lac riders), is a key driver for the overall growth of the business. We are definitely market leaders across all three of these vectors in the food delivery business, and will continue bolstering our services to deliver, not just great meals, but great experiences as well.” added, Mohit Gupta.
With personalised customer service — pre and post the order completion — it will also offer its consumers the convenience of hassle-free delivery through its own delivery fleet in these cities. Currently, the service is available seven days a week (from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm) and will soon offer breakfast delivery and midnight meals as well.