Swiggy Looking To Deliver Food To Customers In 10 Minutes
New Delhi: Food delivery company Swiggy is looking to deliver food to customers in ten minutes flat, as part of a new strategy to deal with cut-throat competition from arch-rivals.
Food deliveries in India typically take between 30 minutes and an hour.
Swiggy will tie up with caterers, food and beverages outlets and independent operators to set up assembly kitchens at short distances to deliver food in 10 minutes, said people with direct knowledge of the matter. These assembly kitchens would help meet the demand in specific localities, they said, requesting anonymity.
Discussions are at an initial stage and the company will create an exhaustive logistical blueprint before introducing the 10-minute delivery concept across India, said the source.
The company will roll this service as a pilot project in cities such as Bengaluru and Delhi before expanding to others. However, those who would want to avail the express delivery service might have to pay an extra fee, they said.
Swiggy recently launched ‘Swiggy Stores’ for faster product delivery from kiranas and supermarkets.
The food delivery space in India is seeing fierce competition. Though Zomato has a bigger presence in India, Swiggy has cornered nearly half of the market share in terms of transactional volume, according to market intelligence reports.