The current pandemic has not only created havoc on our health systems, but also on our economy. Particularly in the province, the community quarantine proves to be hitting small businesses hard in all sectors. Fortunately, with some ingenuity, some Filipinos have found a way to adapt to this new normal.
In Naga City, there is a glimmer of hope for small businesses online, thanks to Pandalivery PH. Pandalivery PH is a food delivery service founded by Jude Buelva in 2017 as a response to the growing demand for food delivery services. It is a good option for Naguenos and other residents near Naga City to have their food and medicines delivered right to their doorsteps.
Despite the current situation, Pandalivery PH soldiers on. The company is capitalizing on these new challenges and has turned them into opportunities – both for profit and to help other small, struggling business, as well. Pandalivery started by connecting small food businesses and providing them with a platform to sell their products on. The app now caters to big fast food chains, small food businesses, and even home cooks.
And it does not stop there. From being a food delivery service platform, Pandalivery has also become an online shopper. You can now buy goods on the app, like vegetables, fruits, seafood, and meat. The company has also partnered with small vendors, proving to provide a potent and profitable income for companies and vendors.
If that is not altruistic enough, the company is also a logistics service for small online sellers and resellers. These businesses can opt to join by contacting Pandalivery directly via their Facebook Page or via email. The logistics services are perfect for online stores that need a helping hand with their deliveries.
The founder shares: “Way back in 2017, I liked the concept of an on-demand delivery service in a provincial city, but then I realized it was more than that. I realized that my idea could not only help small businesses, SMEs, and/or local businesses grow and flourish; but it could also provide employment.”
Pandalivery proves that even a pandemic cannot dampen the Filipinos’ will to help and be of service to others, that even in the toughest times, the “Bayanihan” spirit is still alive.
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