The food delivery business is more on the rise than ever after the outbreak of Covid. The entry into force of the ‘Rider Law’ has forced to modify the business model that many of the companies operating in the sector had and others, until now focused on specific points of the national geography, have expanded their business.
This is the case of Deelivers , one of the riders companies that has signed with UberEats and that delivers the platform’s orders in several cities. The company, which also works with other operators such as Just Eat, had a turnover of 4.3 million euros in 2020 and expects to close this year by tripling this figure.
Specifically, as confirmed by its CEO, Adrián Pena , to elEconomista , Deelivers expects to close the year 2021 with some 12 million euros in turnover, a figure that they seek to increase to exceed 20 million in 2022.
To this end, in addition to continuing to grow In our country with the opening of the service in more cities, Deelivers will disembark in Portugal next September. The delivery company will start operating in Lisbon and Porto from the hand of a local operator in the food delivery sector, where it expects to continue growing.
Regarding the workforce, the delivery company currently has about 1,100 employees, of which 60% have a permanent contract, and whose salaries exceed the SMI, says Pena. Depending on the city and the type of delivery they carry out -they also work for supermarkets and other types of last-mile delivery packages-, the company provides them with vans or electric motorcycles or they use their own means of transport, generally bicycles. . Pena’s goal is to reach 2,500 workers by the end of 2022, following the “very good trend” that is expected for the sector in the coming years.
Deelivers , along with other companies such as Delorean Transport and Closer Logistics , has been chosen by UberEats to deliver their orders after the controversial ‘Rider Law’ came into effect just a few weeks ago. In this way, the multinational VTC saves the costs of hiring the delivery men, who are assumed by the fleets.