Covid-19: Thailand eateries banking on delivery apps, social media to survive lockdown


A Grab Food delivery driver walks in front of Central World mall in Bangkok, Thailand, after the government shut down all the shopping centers in the country due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak. Beset by high commission fees imposed by foreign food delivery apps, many local restaurants dealing with the pandemic in Thailand have adjusted their menus for online orders, sought customers via social media and looked to local delivery apps. — Reuters

Beset by high commission fees imposed by foreign food delivery apps, many local restaurants dealing with the pandemic in Thailand have adjusted their menus for online orders, sought customers via social media and looked to local delivery apps.

A local web-based platform that signs up restaurants and provides delivery service, developed by new startup ShaRe, has recently emerged to address these pain points as it charges no commission fees during the pandemic.

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