Why Startups Focus Food & Alcohol On-Demand Delivery App like Uber and AirBNB?


Instacart, Airbnb, and Uber – the most talked startups all fall into one category: On-demand.

The traditional business models have been taken over by the on-demand apps by serving people with what they want and where they want.

This new trend ‘on-demand’ has changed the way of people doing business and serving their customers. The on-demand economy took shape with companies like Uber and Airbnb in the US.

Even, the first time when the owner of Deliveroo described the idea of the business to his parents, they said: “That sounds nice, but who needs that?”. Everyone needs On-demand delivery service.

On-demand economy, undoubtedly, brings million dollars of business. Startups are simply copying the Uber business model, developing apps like Uber, to implement it in various industry types. This is the truth of the term “Uber for X”.

Also Read: How much does it cost to develop an app like Uber?

On-demand Restaurant Delivery Company, DoorDash Started to Deliver Alcohol in Southern California

DoorDash, a two-year-old food startup, deliver meals from local restaurants on-demand from breweries or restaurants. However, now it is taking one step beyond food delivery by adding the ability to purchase alcohol through DoorDash. As per the latest report from Crunchbase, “The food tech startup, DoorDash is now valued at over $7 billion after $400 million in Series F round of funding, led by Dragoneer Investment Group, Temasek Holdings.”

It is running a pilot service in southern California for the delivery and thinking to expand the delivery service after its existing markets. Food-lover could order something like might go well with wine or beer, or order everything together.

This is not the first time DoorDash has created a step outside its typical restaurant delivery focus. Last year, the company joined with 7-Eleven to deliver products from the stores to its users.

DoorDash Head of Business Development, Prahar Shah said:

“As we started talking to our merchants about it, they loved this idea of pairing their most popular dishes with specific types of alcohol. Merchants got really excited, and we at DoorDash have always said we’re more than a food delivery company — it just happens to be the first vertical to focus on. This felt very natural.”

DoorDash didn’t have a particular user base that was asking for alcohol delivery. Moreover, the obvious challenge for offering on-demand alcohol delivery was ensuring that everything would run legally and smoothly.

Before delivering alcohol to its customers via alcohol delivery app, DoorDash makes sure that its delivery personnel and the people ordering are over 21. Moreover, DoorDash had to develop a whole new payment flow that ensures the company is the merchant of record for the transaction. Here, the another requirement is the team acknowledges: selection. Each user has the option to select different kind of wine, beer or hard liquor they like.

If everything goes excellent with on-demand alcohol delivery service, DoorDash will go against other on-demand alcohol delivery startups like Saucey, which got $4.5 million in September, Bevy and Thirstie. DoorDash continues expands its existing new markets and getting ahead of the competition. He said,

“DoorDash is known for food delivery,” “We wanted to extend that core functionality and augment that core experience that pairs really well with food. We don’t think socks and shoes pair as well with food as well as alcohol does.”

London’s Emerging Tech Startup, Bevy Is Also Delivering On-Demand Alcohol and Convenience Goods

Bevy - On-Demand Alcohol App

Bevy is redefining on-demand alcohol and convenience goods delivery service provider. Bevy app (developed by us) is developed with GPS technology for tracking deliveries and offers a zero minimum spend with a wait time of 30 minutes only.

Additionally,Bevy also offers tobacco, vape products, condoms, and mixers. Bevy’s alcohol-specific market domination is improved through stylized drivers that presented as “butlers.”

In today’s digital age, Bevy’s business model is seamlessly disruptive, as Bevy doesn’t own any wholesale stock instead, it partners with large 24-hour off-license retailers, a model that allows drivers to purchase anytime and deliver to the customers.

Bevy charges standard store prices from its buyers and taking commission from retailers, along with taking a percentage off the £5 flat delivery fee. Bevy also plans to integrate app advertising for some more income.

Marco Saio, co-founder of Bevy,

“We are laser focused on London as our first location and intend to solidify our position within the market before expansion. Manchester is potentially a second location due to the supply landscape and availability of 24-hour retailers. The major challenge will be digitizing store operations and inventory management systems. We’re working towards a light switch activation system to instantly pull store inventories into one directory.

There are many on-demand delivery service providers like Uber and Airbnb moving perfectly from point A to B. The world is getting smaller and people have a short time so, it becomes essential for a delivery company to deliver doorstep pickup and drop services.

Many platforms in this sector have disrupted and millions of dollars have been pumped into on-demand delivery to help them expand their presence. If you have any on-demand alcohol delivery app idea that pumped up millions, then you can cross-verify it with us as we are a leading mobile app development agency and have already developed over 3500 mobile applications.

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This page was last edited on May 26th, 2020, at 3:31.


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