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Amid, Coronavirus Pandemic, is Contactless Delivery a Blessing in Disguise?

By Radhika Jain 19th March 2020

Because of COVID-19, contactless food delivery is up by 20%. Could automated delivery systems be the new trend that comforts people in this strenuous situation? 

The COVID-19 has infected more than 204,047 and killed more than 8,250 people globally. With the virus becoming a growing concern, the on-demand industry is taking a hit day by day.

The fear of getting infected is restricting contact with people that come from different origins. 

Does this imply that people have locked themselves out of fear and panic? Yes, it is indeed true! But, what can we as on-demand service providers do to make lives easier and control panic? 

  1. Promote Hygiene: Store owners should distribute hand sanitizers, gloves and face masks to staff to ensure other health and safety measures are in place. 
  2. Educate Consumers: Consumers should be educated to refrain from stocking up day to day commodities. They need to fathom that stocking up may lead to distressful situations. 
  3. Minimise/cut contact between delivery workers and customers: The importance of cutting down contact is well- known. Service providers like a restaurateur, grocery owner, pharmacist etc should register their stores online and provide services door-to-door with an option of ‘leave at door’ and accept payment online for such orders specifically. 

This is just a temporary moment of time that we will overcome together as a nation and as a world.” –  Donald Trumph

 Leaving bags of food on doorsteps or texting your delivery driver a picture of where you want your meal dropped off – these are new methods for consumers to get their orders as the coronavirus spreads.

“Drop-and-go” online delivery providers like Doordash, Postmates and others are likely to witness a boost in business from customers concerned about catching the COVID-19 virus via human interaction.

On-demand services have made lives easier since inception. If the industry collectively adopts the ‘contactless’ option, it’ll be safer for both providers and consumers. 

With increasing strict restriction from the government, people are strained to compromise on their livelihood. 

But, we as a team at JungleWorks, bring unparalleled support to each one of you with our on-demand delivery solutions.  

JungleWorks has also developed an automated drone delivery solution, which will eliminate human contact. These solutions can do more than help control contagious infections, they can increase the speed and efficiency of deliveries overall.

We just can’t shut down the world. So our job is going to be in the face of this coronavirus problem of making sure we provide for the basic necessities for everyone until we get through.

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