Delivery of all kinds—food, groceries, and other household needs—are what’s keeping most people in their homes during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon. But with the stricter rules on road use and the number of checkpoints placed around the metro, it’s become difficult to book delivery riders.
To help address this issue, husband and wife Stephen and Aimee Lorraine Keh-Lee developed PH Food Delivery Network, a Viber bot.
“PH Food Delivery Network is a bot that connects customers with sellers on Viber. It allows non-tech-savvy business owners to post their products and contact details while, at the same time, allows buyers to quickly find what they need when they need it,” Aimee Lorraine says in her interview with Manila Bulletin Lifestyle.
Users can access it by typing wherecani.shop/fromhome on their smartphone’s browser so they can be redirected to Viber. According to Aimee Lorraine, there are around 100 shops that are available and around 500 users have already joined the network.
The couple says that small businesses can capitalize on the network and the internet because practically everyone already has or uses Viber.
“Even without much internet skills, sellers can add their offerings to PH Food Delivery Network just like a simple Viber post,” Aimee Lorraine says.
She adds that the situation after the quarantine will most probably be our new “normal” which makes it important for consumers and sellers to strengthen their relationships.
You can buy fruits, vegetables, snacks, and even desserts, in PH Food Delivery Network!