Re­sort sees huge rise in or­ders for De­liv­eroo

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Active - BY KERRI FITZ­PATRICK kerri.fitz­patrick@trin­i­tymir­ @@Visiter Press­ +1 604 278 4604

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.

Mikael Buck

De­liv­eroo or­ders have rock­eted across South­port, spark­ing a re­cruit­ment drive

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