Zoom2u, an Australian delivery platform, has recently launched Drivers2u, a new SaaS marketplace to aid local businesses and restaurants in managing their delivery service. The platform allows businesses and customers to post a job with a budget and receive offers from drivers willing to take on the job.
Founder Steve Orenstein encourages restaurants to reevaluate their relationship with expensive, third-party food delivery apps and instead explore running their delivery service by hiring drivers directly. The service will remain free to customers and drivers for an initial period whilst the marketplace builds scale. Eventually, the app will switch to a monthly subscription model for drivers, while customers will be charged advertising fees.
According to Orenstein, businesses can save money on delivery fees by allowing them to manage their own delivery service instead of using expensive third-party options.
“By self-managing, businesses will only need to cover the cost of the drivers, and will own the relationship with their customers, rather than forgoing revenue and control to third parties,” he said. Zoom2u operates in the delivery services market through via three platforms.
Since launching in 2014, Zoom2u has processed over 2.5 million deliveries for over 80,000 customers using around 12,000 registered drivers. More than 400 businesses currently use Locate2u in 10 countries.