Resort sees huge rise in orders for Deliveroo
MORE people in Southport are using Deliveroo, sparking a recruitment drive from the company.
The food delivery service, which brings restaurant food to doors by way of bicycle, says it has seen orders in Southport “rocket”.
Its figures show that the growth rate in in orders in Southport was more than 1000% in the past year.
Rider numbers have grown by 71% in the area, with this set to increase. Deliveroo is offering up to £250 for successful job referrals from current riders.
The flexibility of the job, with no need for a car, has made the job desirable to those with other commitments, such as students and people in need of extra cash.
On average around the UK, riders earn £9.50 per hour.
Currently 18 Southport restaurants are using Deliveroo services. The convenience of having favourite dishes delivered to your door is said to have given restaurant an earnings boost of up to 30%.
Deliveroo is based in London and operates in more than 150 cities in 12 countries. The firm has just been valued at more than $2bn, meaning it is one of the most successful tech companies to come out of the Britain. The company uses special technology and an algorithm to establish the most efficient way of getting food orders to customers.
Deliveroo was forced to change riders’ contracts earlier this year, after criticism over lack of sick and holiday pay offered to riders working full-time.
The nature of the job, with no set hours, meant that delivery riders were identified as contractors rather than standard employees.
Deliveroo orders have rocketed across Southport, sparking a recruitment drive