Delivering South Asian Cuisine and Supporting Small Businesses
Quicklly, co-founded by entrepreneur Keval Raj in 2017, aims to separate itself from the rest of the competition in the grocery delivery market by specializing in South Asian food. The grocery delivery startup works with local small businesses around Chicago as well as the San Francisco Bay Area, where the ecommerce business began offering its services late last year.
Utilizing proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, the business startup identifies groceries and dishes desired by consumers and provides these insights to its vendors, allowing them to maximize their own revenue and provide in-demand items. The ecommerce startup also offers delivery options for things like spices and meal kits from a number of local South Asian markets and restaurants.
Users can simply order their groceries and food online from several different businesses and receive one consolidated grocery delivery through the Quicklly platform. The ecommerce company offers a wide 20-mile delivery radius in addition to scheduled deliveries. By the end of Q1 2021, the ecommerce company claims that it will work with over 100 small businesses.
Battling for Market Share
The online grocery industry is booming, especially in the wake of the impact of COVID-19 on consumer shopping habits. The market is getting a little crowded, with numerous competitors like Instacart, DoorDash, Walmart, Uber Eats, and Amazon vying for control. However, Quicklly chooses an approach that sets its company apart from its rivals and specifically attempts to bolster the local economy and small businesses at the same time. According to market research, the online grocery market is expected to value over $663 billion by 2024.
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James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.