COVID-19 ECQ: StoreHub Philippines Launches Food Delivery Feature & Directory For F&B Businesses
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- Tech company, StoreHub, has launched an F&B delivery feature on its platform to power food delivery & takeout for restaurants and cafes impacted by the Enhanced Community Quarantine
- They also launched FoodDelivery.ph, a directory of F&B businesses in the Philippines that offer food delivery services to Filipinos stranded at home throughout the ECQ
Manila, Philippines, 3 June 2020 – StoreHub, a platform of cloud-based solutions for retail and F&B businesses, has launched a food delivery feature within its ecosystem of services called Beep Delivery by StoreHub.
This feature will bring thousands of F&B businesses online, enabling Filipinos to order food from their favourite cafes and restaurants during the Enhanced Community Quarantine period.
All F&B businesses need to do is send their uniquely-generated website link to their customers to access their online menu and order. Delivery orders are then fulfilled by StoreHub’s consortium of on-demand delivery partners or customers can choose to pick up their order themselves.
Applying a direct-to-consumer approach to food delivery
This direct-to-consumer approach helps retailers save cost during this critical period. Instead of the 30% fee on every transaction charged by other 3rd-party food delivery marketplace apps, StoreHub’s fee is only 2%.
Taking a huge cut of their margins really hurt a restaurant’s ability to survive in this difficult time. By heavily subsidizing the cost of these fees in this period, StoreHub can ensure that restaurants will be able to scale up delivery while generating some very important cash flow that is actually profitable.
To power delivery for these businesses, StoreHub has partnered with a consortium of on-demand logistics providers, bringing together over 23,000 delivery riders throughout Metro Manila, Makati, Quezon City, Pasig, Rizal, Taguig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Las Pinas & Marikina to serve Filippinos who are staying at home during this time.
“The moment the Enhanced Community Quarantine was announced, we saw a steep 80% drop of revenue, with a large number of businesses doing ₱0 in sales. There are approximately 30,000 F&B businesses in the Philippines so we knew we had to do something immediately”, said Fong Wai Hong, CEO and Co-founder of StoreHub.
“We kickstarted a #SaveOurStores plan to enable ecommerce and food delivery for all of our merchants. It’s our top priority that we help local businesses keep running during this time. These businesses support the livelihoods of millions of families throughout the Philippines”, said Wai Hong.
“Some of the stores are already getting 100 orders a day coming through the platform. On average we’re seeing about 20 orders per active store. Many have told us they are grateful for this because they were otherwise getting 0 orders”.
Launching FoodDelivery.com.my to support all F&B businesses across Malaysia
StoreHub also announced the launch of FoodDelivery.ph a directory of F&B businesses in the Philippines that offers food delivery services directly to Filipinos who are stranded at home throughout the ECQ.
“We created FoodDelivery.ph to not only promote businesses who have enabled Beep Delivery by StoreHub, but also businesses that run their own food delivery services as well. During this period, F&B stores are facing the challenge of getting discovered online. So we want to help connect them with fellow Filippinos who love their mom and pop stores. If you are an F&B business owner running your own food delivery and want to get on this directory, you can just submit a form to get listed on the website within 24 hours”, said Xin-Ci Chin, Head of Marketing at StoreHub.
About Beep Delivery
Beep Delivery is a food delivery feature on StoreHub’s platform of cloud-based services for retail and F&B businesses. Beep Delivery-enabled businesses will be provided with their own website link that they can then send to customers. From there, their customers will:
- Choose between self-pickup and delivery
- Browse the menu & order
- Key in their delivery address & details
- Pay with credit card or ewallet
- Receive their food
You can learn more about Beep Delivery here.
StoreHub is the operating system of successful omnichannel businesses. Our platform enables more than 15,000 restaurant and retail entrepreneurs across Southeast Asia to automate the growth of their revenue and customer base, as well as the entire process of running their operations.
StoreHub was founded in 2013, starting off as an all-in-one tablet-based Point of Sale (POS) system that helps business owners manage and grow their store from a single platform. Since then, it has expanded its cloud-based offering to include a powerful QR loyalty cashback program, QR table ordering system for restaurants and cafes, and an easy-to-adopt ecommerce platform.
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