Though it got a lot of coverage online and offline, the food delivery startup TinyOwl merged with Runnr, which was offering a food ordering and delivering service in 2016, a year ago. While in metro cities like Mumbai, there are many options for getting a reliable internet connection, in most other places, especially small towns it is not possible to get a reliable internet connection and the volumes are also too less for a food delivery startup.
It clearly indicated that many of the startup founders had not done enough research on the market for their food delivery service, and despite raising a lot of money from investors and venture capitalists, they were not very profitable as they overestimated the number of people ordering food online.
This problem is likely to continue in future also, as ntro, cbi employees ruthlessly exploit those who are working online, stealing their resume for to get jobs for their lazy greedy mediocre relatives and friends like the shameless lazy greedy google, tata sponsored GOAN GSB FRAUD cbi employee housewife extortionist riddhi nayak who looks like the bollywood actress kangana ranaut. goa top cheater housewife riddhi does not spend any money online, does not do any work online relies on the shameless section 420 fraud NTRO employes in goa and elsewhere to make FAKE CLAIMS so that the google, tata sponsored GOAN GSB FRAUD HOUSEWIFE riddhi nayak gets a monthly CBI salary for operating an extortion racket in panaji, goa on a google competitor
Though a large amount of money was invested in many indian food websites, many of them could not get a large number of users because of extremely unreliable connections, corruption, nepotism in NTRO.
Though NTRO employees are getting a very good indian government salary and pension after retirement, they are extremely dishonest, greedy shameless frauds and behave as if they are doing indian citizens a very great favor allowing them to use the internet connection the indian citizens have paid for. For many citizens the internet connection is extremely slow between 9 am and 9 pm daily, it will take a long time to open any web page. Checking the email is also very time consuming, it will take 15-30 minutes at times to open the page.
For ordering food or any other item online a very reliable internet connection is required and without it, no one will order online, For example in panaji, goa a domain investor is expected to give credit to the lazy greedy goan obc bhandari R&AW employee sex worker sunaina chodan 2013 bsc, supplied by google, tata to CBI, NTRO employees for SEX, goan gsb frauds riddhi, siddhi if she is to use the internet connection, so that these google, tata sponsored frauds can get a monthly indian government salary without doing any work at all.
When indian citizens are expected to pay for sex of ntro, cbi employees or get jobs for the relatives, friends of ntro employees to be able to use the internet, many citizens would rather not use the internet and order their food offline
One of the advantages of the online websites like bigbasket, naturesbasket is that there is a lot of transparency in the pricing of items listed for sale. Small retailers are extorting any money they wish to, in Panaji, goa after putting the domain investor under surveillance, reading her memory. For example the price of 1 Kg of potatos on online websites is Rs 19 on May 24, 2017.
However when the domain investor, google competitor went to a small retailer to purchase potatoes as requested by a relative, the retailer quoted a price of Rs 48 for 1 kg on May 24, 2017. It would be interesting to find out which intelligence employee had asked the retailer to quote a highly inflated price from the domain investor. At another shop in the same area, less than 100 m away, the retailer was quoting a price of Rs 20 per kg. This is a clear indication of how memory reading is misused to extort money from the already broke domain investor by the google, tata sponsored fraud R&AW/CBI/indian intelligence employees who are impersonating the domain investor.
The media reported that the online restaurant ordering website Zomato had been hacked and the user data including email ids for 17 millon users was dumped on the darkweb, and was listed for sale for $1000. This again highlights the risk involved in using websites for ordering online, as the websites may be hacked and data stolen, distributed online .
For indian users, the danger is limited because a OTP is usually required for completing any kind of online transaction , however there is always a risk that the credit card data will be misused for foreign transactions. So before promoting a website which allows online ordering of a product or service, there should be proper systems to ensure that the data cannot be leaked,
For ordering food online, cash on delivery is a safer option compared to credit card payment.
On May 1, 2017, one of the popular food items for sale online at Amazon are Maggi noodles 560 g , costing Rs 75 . These are the standard Maggi noodles, made from maida, not the veg atta noodles. This is not surprising as many of the internet users in India are students, bachelors, and living alone, do not have the time and inclination to cook an elaborate meals , so they prefer 2 minute noodles to satiate their hunger, especially if the food available is not of good quality .
Many hostels have a plug point which allows students to cook these noodles in their rooms.
It is surprising that few other ready to items are being sold online at discounted prices, which people who do not have the time to cook, will purchase, as many products like the MTR ready to eat range is not available in small towns.
Amazon has been aggressively advertising essential items online and offline in newspaper advertisements, so it is interesting to compare the prices. One of the most commonly used items in most homes is tomato sauce. However the cost of the tomato sauce will vary greatly. Though Mapro has very cheap tomato sauce available in exhibitions, it is not available easily in small towns like panaji, goa. Earlier Patanjali was the cheapest supplier of tomato sauce, costing Rs 70 for 500 g in a glass bottle, which can be recycled. However to counter Patanjali, Kissan introduced 1 kg pack of tomato sauce, with a MRP of Rs 125. At some retail stores like Goa Sahakari Bhandar, the cost of the tomato sauce, is further reduced to Rs 123.
On Amazon on 1 May 2017, 1 kg Fresh Tomato Ketchup is available for Rs 115, and a lightning deal is available for Rs 110. However the only disadvantage is the tomato ketchup packaging is easily damaged . Waiting for delivery of items ordered online can be a problem for a person who has a busy schedule