Zomato, the restaurant finder and food-delivery app, recently revealed that its delivery partners’ monthly income has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark for the very first time.
Considering that this Gurgaon-based company’s total strength of delivery partners was only 74,000 a year ago, this is a very encouraging figure. The food-delivery company had increased the number of delivery partners from 8,000 in March 2018 to 150,000 by March, 2019. It is reported to have added 80,000 more in the six months that followed, and now plans to add 10,000 delivery partners this month alone, directly or on contract basis. Its delivery partners, working about eight hours a day and five days a week, earn about Rs 20,000 a month. The present strength of 2,30,000 is inclusive of part-timers as well.
Interestingly, Zomato has managed to raise almost $800 million in funds till date.
The Company has reportedly delivered about 33 million orders in March 2019. Its earning from food delivery increased drastically from $38 million in 2018, to about $155 million in March, 2019.
With its services being already offered in about 500 cities, Zomato is targeting to offer the same in 1000 cities across the country very soon.
Zomato was recently accused of offering heavy discounts on its delivery platform and charging commissions at random from restaurant partners, by the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI).
But the Company also made news for its sense of humour by sharing a joke on Twitter, aimed at customers who regularly order pizza and collect the seasoning sachets of oregano and chilli flakes. The joke was taken well and triggered off a spate of humorous responses.