De­liv­eroo to cre­ate work for 250 riders

The Irish Times - Business - - BUSINESS NEWS - COLIN GLEE­SON

De­liv­eroo is to cre­ate work for 250 new riders to ser­vice “grow­ing de­mand” in Dublin, Belfast and Cork.

The com­pany said rider re­cruit­ment days will take place in the com­ing weeks, while the de­vel­op­ment would “build on re­cent rapid growth” across Ire­land in the past year.

De­liv­eroo now works with 861 riders in Ire­land, which is up 33 per cent in the last 12 months, although riders are not staff mem­bers and work as self-em­ployed con­trac­tors.

The firm now part­ners with 567 restau­rants across Ire­land, which rep­re­sents a 54 per cent in­crease in the last 12 months.

Ac­counts re­cently filed for De­liv­eroo Ire­land show sales of €2.9mil­lion last year, which com­prised the fees gen­er­ated for the com­pany for the use of its plat­form. It does not in­clude users’ spend on food, which goes di­rectly to the restau­rants.

Ex­panded rapidly

The com­pany launched in Dublin in 2015 and has since then ex­panded rapidly across Cork, Galway, Belfast and Lim­er­ick. “This growth is driven by the well paid, flex­i­ble work De­liv­eroo of­fers,” said the com­pany.

In a sur­vey of riders con­ducted by the com­pany, 80 per cent said flex­i­bil­ity was the ben­e­fit of rid­ing with De­liv­eroo they val­ued the most. Seven out of ten com­mended the new fee per de­liv­ery ar­range­ment, cit­ing bet­ter flex­i­bil­ity.

Half of riders choose to work with De­liv­eroo as a side­line to an­other main job, while over­all rider sat­is­fac­tion was high, with 84 per cent stat­ing they were happy or very happy to work with the com­pany.

De­liv­eroo Ire­land gen­eral man­ager Liam Keenan said riders were “the lifeblood” of the busi­ness.

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