Foodpanda has onboarded 60,000 delivery partners in five weeks. The online food ordering and delivery platform eyes on expanding its delivery network to 5 lakh partners by 2020.
The Ola-owned company is further planning to add another 60,000 delivery partners across India in the next 2 months. Foodpanda is competing with foodtech giants like Zomato and Swiggy.
Over the past weeks, Foodpanda has expanded its network from seven cities, by adding 13 new cities, including, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad and Nashik among others. The expansion is part of the company’s strategy to achieve deeper penetration.
Pranay Jivrajka, CEO of Foodpanda India, said, “Delivery partners are key to our mission of bringing the best food experience from our restaurant partners to our consumers. Foodpanda is committed to creating over 500,000 opportunities for delivery partners over the next couple of years.”
The cab-hailing platform Ola has also integrated Foodpanda in its app, in a bid to provide seamless food ordering experience to its users.
“Foodpanda’s complete integration into the Ola app marks a huge step forward towards our mission of delivering superior food experiences to a billion Indians. This first of its kind scale and outreach will not just enable first-time online food ordering experience for millions, but also create a seamless and consistent experience for over 150 million Ola users,” Jivrajka said.