If there were ever a time that the way we live, our lives changed drastically, it would be 2020. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the year completely crushed our confidence in financial and medical stability across the world. At the end of this Covid-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic Lockdown situation, we will find ourselves in a completely different scenario, coping with the ‘new normal.’ While almost all businesses have suffered dearly during these times, the Food Delivery industry has thrived. In today’s read, we will try to discuss the five significant changes or the five ways in which Corona Virus has affected (and will continue to affect) the food delivery industry in 2020.
Growing Reliance and Popularity Stringent Discipline towards Hygiene Policies
Constant Need to Share Information
Establishing Distance Even During Delivery
Growth in taking Away Options and counters
Now that we have identified the crucial ways, let us take an in-depth look at them individually.
Growing Reliance and Popularity
As we discussed earlier, the food delivery market is one of those sectors that have done better during the Covid-19 struck times. Whether it is because of the lockdown which forced people to stay indoors unless urgent, or the fact that people have started working from home and have no assistance from the house helps or maids, people have realized a much larger need for food delivery.
This is why, during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, the food delivery trends shot up by at least 76%. While after the lockdown, things started to settle down a bit; people who realized the advantages and convenience of online food ordering continued to do so.
Stringent Discipline towards Hygiene Policies
A death scare is a pretty difficult one to cope with. A tiny pathogen took many lives across the world and when people are scared for their lives, they do just about anything and everything to make sure that they survive. This is why the bend towards following and sticking to all sorts of hygiene policies will be at an all-time high throughout the rest of the year.
Even if a vaccine or cure were to enter the market before December (which is highly unlikely), people would continue to adhere to government regulations and norms related to hygiene policies.
Constant Need to Share Information
The only way to overcome fear during today’s times is access to accurate information. Customers will want to know if the food delivery company or even the restaurant they are ordering from observes all quality and hygiene measures. All on-demand food delivery apps will have a banner that would support information sharing.
Establishing Distance even During Delivery
Combating the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been easy on anyone. The biggest (and perhaps the only thing that can help) is to maintain Distance. We have learnt to meet each other without hugging and keeping ourselves socially distant at all costs.
This will continue to apply within the food delivery sector as well. People will have to make sure that they keep away from each other, even during the delivery time. This is perhaps why many on-demand food delivery apps are coming up with options such as the ‘contactless delivery.’
Growth in taking Away Options and Counters
While Take Away has been a concept since even before on-demand food delivery apps were a thing, it has become evident that people may not wish for other people to handle their food or other consumables during this difficult covid-19 coronavirus outbreak situation.
Perhaps the biggest reason why more and more digital food ordering apps are accommodating Take Away options. This option would allow the customer to know when their food is ready to pick it up themselves. In due course, we may even see the rise of different Take away counters across every restaurant just for this purpose.
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