The online restaurant guide Zomato has started Zomato order, online food ordering and delivery service. This is a significant update to Zomato as they forays into service other than restaurant guide. Earlier this year Zomato has launched Cashless service in cities like Dubai.

Zomato Order

Download the Zomato order app from playstore or App store, choose what you want to eat, sit back and relax. The food will be delivered to your doorsteps.

Zomato Order is currently available in Delhi NCR. Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, and Kolkata will get the service soon.

Features:

  • View menus and ratings, and order for free from thousands of restaurants.
  • Search by restaurant name or location, and see places that deliver to your location at a glance.
  • Use your current location or select a location you want your food delivered to.
  • Add frequently used locations to your address book to get your food even faster.
  • Keep track of your order status with real-time notifications.
  • See all previous orders and reorder your favourites in seconds.

Zomato Order

You can download the app from Google Playstore and Apple Appstore.

Foodpanda and Yelp offers online food ordering service already and Zomato’s new service will be a great competition for these players. Zomato already has a huge restaurant base for their restaurant guide service and this will help them to leverage for the food ordering service as well. Moreover current Zomato has a strong user base and they can be attracted to the new service without much marketing.

Zomato initially plans to launch the service with 2000 restaurants and plans to expand it to 10000 restaurants in six months. The strong user base of Zomato along with their strategic acquisitions will help them to have an edge over their competitors. Zomato’s biggest acquisition till date includes Urbanspoon which they acquired for $55M.

The online food services market in India is valued at over $14 billion (about Rs 86,600 crore) while the global market size is estimated to be $371 billion.

Zomato which currently earns revenue through advertisements expects to clock revenue of Rs 100 crore this fiscal. With the new food ordering business — through which it will charge restaurants commissions ranging from 7.5% to 15% based upon the rating of the eatery — it will gain a new stream of income. “Revenues are likely to more than double next fiscal with this new business,” said Deepinder Goyal, CEO and Founder of Zomato. [Source ET]