A new mobile app-based food delivery platform – FijiEats – was launched today with an aim to boost the sales of local food businesses and provide an extra income opportunity for local drivers and cyclists.

The new FijiEats mobile app was developed by local ICT company Shazcom Technology in partnership with Australian funded Market Development Facility.

Managing Director of Shazcom Technology, Shanil Chandra says he is proud to launch this new service to help restaurants and cafes who have suffered due to COVID-19 while also giving customers the opportunity to continue enjoying their favorite meals without having to venture out during this time.

A recent survey carried out by Market Development Facility , found that food vendors in Suva experienced a sudden drop in the number of dine-in and walk-in customers since the COVID-19 lock down and implementation of social distancing measures in March and April this year, resulting in a 40 percent to 100 percent drop in sales.

FijiEats aims to help the sales of local food businesses as well as provide an extra income opportunity for local drivers and cyclists.

Bossley says to recover from constant low income, a number of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise food vendors in Suva pivoted to focus more on food pick up and food delivery.

Shanil Chandra, Managing Director of Shazcom Technology and FijiEats developer, says launch this new service to help restaurants and cafes who have suffered due to COVID-19 while also giving customers the opportunity to continue enjoying their favorite meals without having to venture out during this time.

FijiEats currently provides food delivery service for food vendors in Suva and Nadi with plans to expand its platform in the near future.

The Online food delivery industry is already big business globally and according to Forbes is projected to be worth around US $200 billion dollars in the next five years.

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