22 February 2018, India:
Food delivery platform Swiggy has launched ‘Swiggy Scheduled’, which allows users to pre-order their meals upto 48 hours in advance. The user can avail this service without paying any additional cost.
With Swiggy Scheduled, users can place their orders in slots of 30 minutes, a minimum of two hours and a maximum of 48 hours in advance. The user will have the option to cancel the order at any time before the order becomes live. User can cancel the order via app.
Swiggy’s VP for Products, Anuj Rathi said, “At Swiggy, we are constantly looking for new and powerful ways to serve our consumers’ every food need. Sometimes convenience means being able to plan ahead, especially when order delivery time is crucial. We’ve introduced Swiggy Scheduled for those who not only love a great meal but also want the assurance that it will reach their tables on time.”
Swiggy Scheduled has been launched in Hyderabad and Chennai. This service would be rolled out in other cities by the end of March this year.
Recently, Swiggy raised $100 million in Series F round of funding from Naspers Ltd and Chinenese e-commerce firm Meituan-Dianping.
Swiggy has taken many initiatives to help restaurants serve consumers. The company has started ‘Capital Assist’, long-distance deliveries, Swiggy Access. Recently, the company acquired 48East.
Swiggy was founded by Sriharsha Majety, Nandan Reddy, and Rahul Jaimini in 2014. It is a food ordering and delivery company based out of Bangalore. The company provides its services in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. The company claims to have more than 25,000 restaurant partners across the country.
Swiggy competes with Zomato, UberEats, FoodPanda in Indian market.
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