SPONSORED CONTENT

How Zoop is redefining online food ordering on your train journeys

March 26, 2021 23:30 IST | ANI Press Release
Tennis player James Blake
Order Food in Trains online from top restaurants with Zoop India

New Delhi [India], March 26 (ANI/NewsVoir): The story behind food delivery on trains is an interesting one. While there had been pantry cars on trains and food carts on stations, passengers had quite limited options. But all this changed after IRCTC launched its eCatering services back in 2015.

Zoop, one of the first IRCTC partners for food delivery on trains, connected customers with sumptuous meals & city specialities at a time when online food delivery was still in its infancy. So far Zoop has already served over 8 lakh customers.

The idea was clicking, and numbers started jumping month on month until last March 2020 when lockdown happened, and trains stopped bringing business to a halt.

On February 1, 2021, IRCTC announced the resumption of eCatering service on trains, after lockdown, and now plans to expand this service to all major railway stations from the initial 57 in Phase 1.

Zoop, has pioneered an automated order processing technology that enables smooth coordination between restaurants, passengers, and railway systems. Along with food ordering, passengers can check PNR status, time table, coach position, platform location, and more, both on (https://www.zoopindia.com) and its (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zoop.zoopindiaservice & hl=en_IN & gl=US) mobile app.

The company has emerged as a key contributor for eCatering on trains and now plans to expand to over 250 stations in FY 2021-22 serving 20 Thousand meals daily and covering all reserved trains.

Zoop is one of the first few IRCTC approved eCatering partners, authorized for pan-India operations. All the restaurants are FSSAI certified, and delivery boys have IRCTC issued ID cards, after strict background checks.

According to Puneet Sharma, Founder of Zoop, "We are a Digital Platform created with the purpose to connect the passengers with the top restaurants. IRCTC has always been incredibly supportive of new ideas, and in 2016 when they came up with e-catering policy, we became an authorized aggregator and started scaling our services."

Puneet after his MBA worked with brands like LG Electronics, Reliance, and Virgin Mobiles. At the age of 31 and the peak of his career, he took a leap of faith and started Zoop with savings he had and contribution from friends/relatives.

Commenting on the competition in the food delivery space, Puneet added, "Our strength lies in our experience in execution of on-ground activities and an intelligent technology built especially for train food ordering and deliveries, which has helped us scale to this level. We are poised to take on any competition owing to our strong competency and inherent strengths."

Zoop, enables food delivery on trains through its partner restaurants. Passengers can order online from the website or app, or by simply calling 801 080 2222. Its technology platform integrated with IRCTC helps restaurants track orders as per passengers' PNR and train route, and later, the delivery happens directly at passengers' seat/berth.

After positioning itself as a clear winner in the food delivery segment on trains, the company plans to offer its services even prior to or after the completion of journeys. These will range from arranging conveyance, accommodation, home delivery of meals, ticket bookings and more and thereby emerging as a one-stop solution for railway passengers.

This story is provided by NewsVoir. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/NewsVoir)

DISCLAIMER


(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

 

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

How Zoop is redefining online food ordering on your train journeys

New Delhi [India], March 26 (ANI/NewsVoir): The story behind food delivery on trains is an interesting one. While there had been pantry cars on trains and food carts on stations, passengers had quite limited options. But all this changed after IRCTC launched its eCatering services back in 2015.

Zoop, one of the first IRCTC partners for food delivery on trains, connected customers with sumptuous meals & city specialities at a time when online food delivery was still in its infancy. So far Zoop has already served over 8 lakh customers.

The idea was clicking, and numbers started jumping month on month until last March 2020 when lockdown happened, and trains stopped bringing business to a halt.

On February 1, 2021, IRCTC announced the resumption of eCatering service on trains, after lockdown, and now plans to expand this service to all major railway stations from the initial 57 in Phase 1.

Zoop, has pioneered an automated order processing technology that enables smooth coordination between restaurants, passengers, and railway systems. Along with food ordering, passengers can check PNR status, time table, coach position, platform location, and more, both on (https://www.zoopindia.com) and its (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zoop.zoopindiaservice & hl=en_IN & gl=US) mobile app.

The company has emerged as a key contributor for eCatering on trains and now plans to expand to over 250 stations in FY 2021-22 serving 20 Thousand meals daily and covering all reserved trains.

Zoop is one of the first few IRCTC approved eCatering partners, authorized for pan-India operations. All the restaurants are FSSAI certified, and delivery boys have IRCTC issued ID cards, after strict background checks.

According to Puneet Sharma, Founder of Zoop, "We are a Digital Platform created with the purpose to connect the passengers with the top restaurants. IRCTC has always been incredibly supportive of new ideas, and in 2016 when they came up with e-catering policy, we became an authorized aggregator and started scaling our services."

Puneet after his MBA worked with brands like LG Electronics, Reliance, and Virgin Mobiles. At the age of 31 and the peak of his career, he took a leap of faith and started Zoop with savings he had and contribution from friends/relatives.

Commenting on the competition in the food delivery space, Puneet added, "Our strength lies in our experience in execution of on-ground activities and an intelligent technology built especially for train food ordering and deliveries, which has helped us scale to this level. We are poised to take on any competition owing to our strong competency and inherent strengths."

Zoop, enables food delivery on trains through its partner restaurants. Passengers can order online from the website or app, or by simply calling 801 080 2222. Its technology platform integrated with IRCTC helps restaurants track orders as per passengers' PNR and train route, and later, the delivery happens directly at passengers' seat/berth.

After positioning itself as a clear winner in the food delivery segment on trains, the company plans to offer its services even prior to or after the completion of journeys. These will range from arranging conveyance, accommodation, home delivery of meals, ticket bookings and more and thereby emerging as a one-stop solution for railway passengers.

This story is provided by NewsVoir. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/NewsVoir)

DISCLAIMER


(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22