Foodpanda Will Now Deliver All Orders For Partner Restaurants, Regardless of the Source


  • Foodpanda announces Dash, a logistics service for restaurants
  • After a three-month pilot, Dash is going live now in 7 cities
  • It will deliver orders originating from any source, not just Foodpanda

Online food ordering and delivery firm Foodpanda on Thursday said it will provide third-party logistics services to its restaurant base across major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Gurgaon. Foodpanda has already been delivering its orders from some partner restaurants for two years now – accounting for nearly half the orders it receives. As part of the new development, restaurants can use Foodpanda delivery services even for the orders which have not come through the Foodpanda channel.

According to the company, this expansion of the delivery ecosystem by Foodpanda is aimed at optimising efficiency of existing on-ground fleet, which was initially used only for orders placed through the brand.

The deliveries were first started as a pilot three months ago, and the initiative is now live across Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore, Foodpanda said in a statement. This includes a fully integrated offering, where orders come via Foodpanda, and are delivered, as well as delivery on a need basis. restaurants will be charged per order, the company added.

Foodpanda on-boarded more than 500 partner restaurants and the number is expected to reach around 1,500 in the next three months, the company said.

Foodpanda Will Now Deliver All Orders For Partner Restaurants, Regardless of the Source

“With our new delivery product offering, we intend to be significant support system for our partners by easing hassle of delivery for them and extend best-in-class service levels to more customers,” said Foodpanda India CEO Saurabh Kochhar.

“The new business partnerships with the restaurants are aimed to provide better services and to further expand our delivery network across the country,” added Kunal Suri, COO Foodpanda India. “We are currently able to deliver orders within 35 mins on average, which we further plan to improve on. With Dash we plan to extend this benefit to our restaurant partners thereby strengthening the delivery ecosystem across the nation.”

Written with inputs from PTI

5 Faces of the Gig Economy: New Study Reveals All (Infographic)

The gig economy is growing at a pace faster than some might have imagined. And driving it forward are freelancers who are redefining the modern workspace.

Not all of these people are gravitating to freelancing for the same reasons. A new infographic created by LinkedIn ProFinder and Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) reveals there are five different types of freelancers in the gig economy today. They have different income levels, career objectives and motivations.

Types of Freelancers

Side Giggers

As the name suggests, side giggers are into freelancing because they want to earn extra money. As a result, they are most likely to have a traditional job as well.

These freelancers are driven by financial security and job flexibility. And their current gig helps them earn about 19 percent of their total income.

On average, they make $7,600 a year.

5 Types of Freelancers Revealed: New Study Reveals All (Infographic)


For this group of freelancers, a gig provides an opportunity to make money after losing a job. They tend to take on multiple gigs and rely on them until a traditional job comes along.

Their current gig makes up for about 22 percent of their total income. They make $9,400 on average.

Career Freelancers

Career freelancers are the most diverse and satisfied group of freelancers. Their primary objective is to gain more experience and learn new skills to advance their careers.

They also look at gigs as opportunities for social interaction. Not surprisingly, this group mostly includes millennials who are into part-time freelancing.

Their current gig generates about 26 percent of their total income and they make $9,700 on average from freelancing, per year.

Business Builders

For business builders, gigs are an effective means of supplementing or expanding an existing business. These freelancers like being their own bosses and dislike answering to a supervisor.

Their current gig contributes to around 30 percent of their total income. On average, they make $12,300 a year.


These freelancers love what they do and it’s their passion that drives them to look for gigs.

They are well-educated, value flexibility, work the fewest hours, but earn the most per hour from their gig work.

At present, their current gig generates 25 percent of their total income. They make $9,000 a year, on average.

Planning to Hire a Freelancer?

As the infographic reveals, it’s worth remembering that not all freelancers have the same motivations. That’s why you should be careful when you hire one for your business. For example, if you are looking for someone to stick around for longer, you should probably not pick a substituter.

A good understanding of a freelancer’s job expectations and career plans can benefit your business.

For more information on the five types of freelancers, check out the infographic below:

5 Types of Freelancers Revealed: New Study Reveals All (Infographic)2

Images: LinkedIn, Intuit