Place Order gives restaurants, retailers new opportunity for deliveries
South Africa’s hospitality industry is one of the hardest hit by the current pandemic and consequent national lockdown.
In fact, according to the Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA), the inability to operate over the past few weeks left close to 800,000 people without an income. However, now with the phased reopening of the economy underway, the industry has been thrown a lifeline...a digital one.
“Now more than ever, the hospitality industry needs to digitise itself. Not only can technology be used to help resuscitate restaurants via online ordering and delivery, but other players in the hospitality space also need to be taking advantage of these capabilities too.
By giving South Africans opportunities to experience tastes and treats from their favourite establishments, whether it is fresh produce from a wine farm or a body scrub from the onsite spa, they can generate much-needed income and cement their brand in the minds of consumers – essential for encouraging post-lockdown visits,” says, Tim Strang, Co-Founder of V & S Innovation which has recently launched the Place Order platform, a new and affordable online ordering and delivery solution for businesses wanting to get their operations back up and running under lockdown Level Four.