Thursday, March 19, 2020

iFood will allocate R $ 50 mi in fund for small restaurants

The Brazilian delivery company iFood announced on Wednesday 18 that it will allocate 50 million reais of its revenue to a restaurant assistance fund, with a special focus on small local establishments — strongly impacted by the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. iFood also said it will anticipate receipts from restaurants operating on the platform. Thus, anyone who wants, can receive payment seven days after the sale made by the application. By the company's calculations, this will inject up to 600 million reais in the Brazilian market. Another action adopted by the company is the return of all the amount charged in fees on the service "to withdraw", in which the customer orders the order through the iFood app, but seeks delivery in the restaurant. According to a press release, the strategy is a way for restaurants to remain "still a point of withdrawal of orders, which keeps alive the main activity: the hall". Today, 120,000 Brazilian restaurants in more than 1,000 cities in the country use the feature. The shares will take effect from April 2. Next Wednesday, March 25, the company will present in detail how each of the novelties will work. "For us, it is extremely important that we partner with these establishments in the coming months so that together we can go through this difficult time," the company wrote. Protective measures This week, iFood had also announced the creation of a fund of 1 million reais to support partner drivers who need to be absent by coronavirus. The delivery man who becomes ill will receive a value based on the average of the transfers of the last 30 days, proportional to the 14 days of quarantine. They are able to receive the aid, couriers who have made at least one delivery since the first day of February and who have been authorized by the platform until March 15. After opening a call to report the positive diagnosis of covid-19, the driver will have the account blocked for 14 days and can send the necessary evidence to receive the value of the fund within 30 days. To minimize the chance of contagion from consumers, the company enabled the option of "contactless delivery", also used by Rappi. The option can be chosen by the customer at the time of placing the order, which requires online payment. At the time of delivery, the driver will leave the order on site without physically interacting with the customer, leaving the package at the indicated location.
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