Notes on Delivery

Some random notes on food and grocery deliveries.

  • Our food and grocery delivery posts have been updated: for groceries, JayaGrocer and MyGroser are no longer taking orders, while wholesaler SupplyBunny has stepped up to offer home groceries. For food, a subscription section has been carved out, distinguishing it from a-la-carte ordering.
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  • A point-of-sale (PoS) provider has taken the initiative to enable its eatery merchants to sell online easily. It would be useful if this service offers a public-facing ordering hub, a digital food mall.
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  • Eateries are reporting slow online delivery sales. This could be due to office workers being initially less likely to order food delivery from home. The ambience, away from colleagues and the hustle and bustle of the office, is different. With the pantry likely stocked, these workers will perhaps try their hand at home cooking first.
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  • In CN, at its most stringent, deliveries are contactless by default. For traceability, the customer is given a slip stating the identity of the delivery person and the person(s) who prepared or packed the item(s) being delivered.
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  • Update [Fri, 20-Mar-2020] After a couple of days of home cooking, folks are likely craving for the umami rush and stronger flavours of restaurant food. Delivery orders should pick up over the weekend. On the grocery side, social media comments have it a few more online grocers have maxed out (but without announcing it at their landing pages). Wholesaler OMG has gone into home groceries too and is offering 3-ply face masks for MYR 85 per box of 50, below the new government set ceiling price of MYR 2 per face mask.