The launch of the Cyber Food app will allow customers to easily order food from home.
While officiating at the launch yesterday in Suva, Attorney General and Minister of Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a huge change in the way people interact, do business and provide services.
“I’ve been told that Majid also delivers medicine and groceries where you can deliver it through their app, and again we’ve seen that help people.”
Attorney General and Minister of Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the launch
Founder Majid Shahzad says it was not an easy journey as many food companies did not show much interest in this type of business.
“I was going door to door in restaurants, and the restaurants said you can come tomorrow or wait, I waited an hour to go buy my lunch and come back, or have my lunch or dinner or spend or trying to convince them of what online food delivery is and how it works. »
He adds that when he started in 2018, it took him four months to convince three restaurants to join, but so far he has 45 businesses on board.
With eight employees, they currently receive 25-30 orders a day and also outsource vehicles to deliver food.
Australian UN Finance has funded them to develop an app while Westpac, Vodafone and Digicel have also shown their support in terms of payment options.