The COVID-19 pandemic hit us all like a tidal wave. It is affecting countries, families, individuals, communities, and businesses in a way that things are now more difficult than they normally would be.
With the implementation of lockdowns in our cities where stores are closing and we basically should not get out of our homes, these apps have been a savior for us to still satisfy our basic needs and to do necessary errands.
Foodpanda is a mobile food delivery marketplace available in 13 countries. Here in the Philippines, foodpanda is available in Metro Manila, Makati, Pasig, Quezon City, Cebu and many more cities.
The service allows users to select from local restaurants and place orders via its mobile application as well as its website.
What started as a car-booking app now expanded its services including food delivery. GrabFood is a food delivery service that connects local food businesses to people. In the Philippines, it operates in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Cebu and more.
When the customers place an order with the Grab app, a GrabFood delivery partner picks up the order from the restaurant to bring it to them.
Using the Angkas app, residents in Metro Manila and Cebu can book Angkas drivers to deliver essential items to wherever needed within the city.Angkas Padala is an on-demand roadside delivery service where senders and receivers must meet the biker outside to give and receive items.
Items to be delivered should have a maximum weight of 10 kg and a maximum size of 43 cm x 38 cm x 24 cm since motorcycles will be the modes of transport.
Lalamove provides on-demand and same-day delivery services through their mobile and web app in Manila and Cebu.
They deliver small goods, large goods (ex: furniture, construction materials), and valuables (ex: documents, gadgets) with their variety of transport vehicles: motorcycles, MPV, and light trucks.
They also have a purchase service where they can buy the goods you want and have those delivered to you.
GCash is an e-wallet where you can buy load, pay bills, and send money.
The app removes the need for anyone to transfer money over the counter or through ATMs and the need to go to the mall to pay water, electricity, internet, or credit card bills. Users can even pay their insurance/healthcare/educational loans/plans— all within a mobile app.
Now more than ever, these companies are helping many Filipinos get things done despite all the limitations posed to us by this pandemic. By seeing the importance of adapting to technology, they have secured their businesses to keep operating and serve their customers.
This health crisis is just one of the many things showing us that if your business doesn’t adapt, you won’t stay long in this game.
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