COVID-19 and unemployment increase demand for home delivery applications in Mexico

MEXICO — In Mexico, about 18.1 million users order food to take away in restaurants, and 9.1 million of them order through delivery apps such as Just Eat, Rappi, Uber Eats and Postmates, a trend that increased exponentially due to the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a modest market share, compared to large delivery companies, the download of platforms such as Savorly, b2eat and Clip is growing in Mexico, connecting consumers with housewives, retirees and people who self-employ in sending food and home delivery services.

Statista estimates that, on average, Mexicans spend US$74 a year on home food orders in restaurants and US$54.4 on home delivery applications, which generates a market value of US$1.7 billion annually.

B2eat, promotes your products

This platform is a showcase to offer dishes prepared by housewives, students, retirees and the unemployed who do not have a fixed place or time. In addition, due to the contingency, B2eat eliminated the restriction to sell only food, so that entrepreneurs can market any product, such as sanitizers, clothes or pantries.

Savorly, supports local market

This platform offers home cooked food prepared by people who lost their jobs. Derived from the health crisis, Savorly registered in the last two weeks more than 8,000 new users in his application.

Clip, shake hands with SMEs

Due to the health contingency, Clip, a solution for businesses to accept digital payments, seeks to help SMEs, students, housewives and retirees, with its #YoApoyoLocal initiative, whose purpose is to promote local consumption.

Source: El Financiero