India’s very popular restaurant listing and reviews site, Zomato, is launching food delivery in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru starting next week. The company had announced it plans to venture into food delivery business last month.
“We are hoping to start processing around 40,000 orders a day in the very near term. Given that over 400,000 people visit our India section every day, this shouldn’t be too hard to achieve.Through this we will charge restaurants a commission based on the rating of the outlets. Our revenues are likely to double in the next fiscal with this new stream of revenue model,” said Deepinder Goyal, founder & CEO, Zomato.
Restaurants who have partnered with Zomato will manually accept each order from a Zomato user before it is processed.
To faciliate the process, Zomato has provided restaurants with iPads equipped with an app that converts the tablet into an order hotline from Zomato.
Once the company establishes its service in India, they will expand to other markets where they have a strong presence.