Zomato is continuing to strengthen its presence in tier II cities and has extended its online ordering and food delivery services to Vijayawada, Madurai, and Cuttack. With this launch, Zomato’s online ordering services are now spread out across 31 cities in India. It is also expected to launch in more cities in the coming months.
Zomato has partnered with over 500 restaurants and will deliver food from the restaurant’s kitchen to your doorsteps with no additional delivery charges and no minimum order value. With live order tracking, Zomato looks to offer its consumers the convenience of hassle-free delivery through its own delivery fleet in these cities. The app also offers personalised customer service, and multiple payment options. Currently, the service is available seven days a week from 11 am to 11 pm but will soon deliver breakfast and late night meals as well.
Commenting on the launches, Mohit Gupta, CEO - Food Delivery, Zomato said, “India is our largest focus market and growth in tier II and tier III cities has been really encouraging for us. We have extended our services to 10 new cities in the last 2 months and the response in all these cities has been exceptional so far. We’re excited to extend our services to Vijayawada, Madurai, and Cuttack - and look forward to bringing great meals to our users in a convenient and timely manner.”
Besides making food available to all its users at a touch of a button, Zomato is also helping its restaurant partners reach more customers and increase their overall business.
Meanwhile, Zomato’s competitor, Uber Eats - the world’s largest food delivery network also announced the expansion of its operations in five more cities in India - Tiruchirappalli, Surat, Nashik, Ludhiana and Mysore.
In the last six weeks, Uber Eats expanded its operations to 11 cities across the country. Since its launch in May 2017, the focus of the business has been to take the service to newer cities.
Uber Eats has more than quadrupled the number of orders in the last three months and recorded nearly 50% month-on-month growth. Currently, the service has the strongest presence in the south of India with Vijayawada and Madurai being the first two cities where Uber Eats launched before the Uber rides business.
“India continues to be the fastest growing market for Uber Eats in the Asia Pacific region and globally. As urbanization picks up in the country, we look for opportunities to take our service to newer cities and expand our network, especially in Tier 2 cities, which we believe, offer tremendous potential for the food tech industry. We look forward to continue to learn from our experience in India and make food ordering effortless for everyone” said Bhavik Rathod, Head of Uber Eats, India.
With these launches, Uber Eats is now available in 28 cities across India.