Actor Suniel Shetty has launched a meal delivery app, ‘Waayu.’ He is the brand ambassador and investor. The app is intended to provide clients with affordable and timely food delivery services and listings for hotels and restaurants in Mumbai. The app claims to be 15% to 20% more cost-effective than other food delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato.
Waayu was founded by Anirudha Kotgire and Mandar Lande of Destek HORECA. It aims to help hotels and restaurants place food delivery orders without incurring commission costs.
The app uses a software as a service (SaaS) model to connect clients with over 1,000 restaurants in Mumbai, including well-known names like Mahesh Lunch Home, Bhagat Tarachand, Banana Leaf, Guru Kripa, Kirti Mahal, Shiv Sagar, Persian Darbar, and Ladu Samrat. According to Waayu’s website,
“It is the industry’s very own food delivery app with zero commission charges designed especially by and for restaurants for better profits, visibility, and freedom like never before!”
As per sources, restaurants do not have to pay any commission fees to WAAYU. This allows them to offer competitive prices and higher value to customers. The platform aims to provide clients with timely, sanitary, and high-quality food while avoiding frequent problems like excessive pricing, delays, poor hygiene, low quality, and a lack of customer service. Kotgire said,
“WAAYU app will transform the online food delivery industry by embracing a commission-free model. We have 16 revenue streams, but not all will kick in from the beginning. There is no per-order commission.”
How To Use Waayu?
Waayu Delivery Partner for delivery executives and Waayu for customers are the two versions of the app. As a customer, you can use the newly available app by following these steps:
1. Get the Waayu app from the Google Play Store or go to the waayu.app in your browser.
2. Register for the app using your phone number or email address.
3. Enter your location.
4. Look over the eateries and menus.
5. Add the dishes you want to order to your shopping cart. You can even personalize your order with your choices.
6. Proceed to the payment page.
Currently, Waayu is only operational in Mumbai, and they claim to add more cities soon. Have you used Waayu? How is your experience? Is it better and user-friendly? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.