Chatfood partners with Careem Express
UAE-headquartered, omnichannel ordering and data-driven marketing platform, ChatFood has reinforced its delivery logistic partnership with Careem Express, the logistic arm of Careem. The collaboration between these two companies will help restaurant merchants access a reliable delivery fleet at the click of a button.
With hospitality businesses being under increasing cost and labour pressure, it was key for ChatFood to provide a high quality and affordable solution for its merchants with access to delivery on demand.
Dedicated to offering its partners with the technology and solutions needed to deliver guests with a seamless experience, ChatFood and Careem have made it easier for partners to get started on commission-free orders delivered by Careem, including a fully-handled set-up with no tedious contract negotiations. By doing this, they enable SMEs access to delivery on demand, even if they cannot afford to have their own fleet.
ChatFood’s co-founder and CEO, Benjamin Mouflard, shares, “Thanks to our partnership with Careem we can offer our restaurant partners an easy, plug-and-play solution, so that they can focus on what they love and do best: cook amazing food and delight their customers. In this time of surging food costs, labour shortage, and increasing commissions for hospitality venues, we know it’s key!”
In the Middle East region, logistic-as-a-service has become more challenging and competitive in the past few months, and several logistic providers have decided to refocus their attention to a limited number of verticals generating high volumes. In turn, this has left some businesses, including restaurants, with no solution to deliver their own orders to customers.
ChatFood has already empowered over 3,000 hospitality venues across the Middle East to drive more than $100 million in sales and convert more than 1 million visitors into direct customers, growing at an impressive 260 percent YoY. On top of its delivery services, ChatFood’s newly launched NFC/QR ordering system has delivered outstanding results, the company claimed, for its partners including 35 percent higher average spend, 3x more tips, and 25 percent more labour efficiency. This has allowed ChatFood to unlock revenue and margins at a time of surging food costs, labour shortage, and increasing commissions for hospitality venues.