There’s a new growing trend: Online Food Ordering Services that allows customers to order food from the comfort of their home or anywhere they prefer through computer and smartphones.
Many businesses are recognizing this new market segment and have launched their online delivery services to take advantage of the increase of consumers that opt to browse local takeaway menus before placing an order online. Today, you can already choose from a wide variety of self-service outfits offering a wide variety of foods.
More and more food supply chains, in fact, are using an online and delivery platform to expand the business or are even offering their own application to offer a range of cuisines. Customers can find menus, delivery options and pay using their personal devices.
When using third-party services, businesses pay a commission fee; sometimes there are also customers’ fees per order. Normally, self-employed couriers (who drive a car, ride a bicycle or motorcycle, or are on foot) transport orders directly to wherever customers need it.
So, do you want to join in the trend and start your own food delivery business? If so, your brand will need to compete with EatEasy, Uber Eats, Zomato, Deliveroo, RoundMenu, Talabat, and DinnerTime (to name a few) which are some of those companies that are active in the region that create better food options in the UAE.
If your business is in the food industry and wants to improve its outreach to a wider target audience across the seven emirates then establishing a corporate locals-delivery (gastro) company could help reach out to new customers. There’s no better time than now to open delivery units to promote the business and be among those already transforming the food delivery market in the UAE.
Restaurateurs should expect to see more rapid changes in the food business as new online platforms race to capture markets and customers that choose conveniently prepared food delivery app services. So, this could really be a considerable investment with high possibility of growth and expansion.
Of course, it is important to study well all options and regulations pertaining to the sector. Contact us and make sure to talk to the experts to gather the needed info in running a business in places like the Hamriyah Free Zone’s Food Park that has given a major boost and impetus to the phenomenal growth of the food sector in the UAE. It is also important to consider the right new media marketing and branding approach, so as to stand out in such a highly competitive panorama.