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About GETIT

an information solutions provider of India, GETIT specialises in Directional Media Services - local search, yellow pages and tele-information services. aims to provide most relevant and effective solutions to connect buyers with sellers.

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India

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New Ottawa food delivery app to challenge 'highway robbery' of big-name rivals

Jan 23, 2021

New Ottawa food delivery app to challenge 'highway robbery' of big-name rivals Back to video His company launched the Getit Local app last week. Roughly 50 restaurants now make food available through the app, and Hardy hopes to double that number over the next three months. He says other restaurants had signed up, but then postponed their participation due to the latest pandemic lockdown. GETIT is receiving $25,000 from the ByWard Market BIA to help subsidize three months of free pickup and delivery for 50 of the BIA’s businesses, Hardy says. It hopes to add 50 more businesses outside of the ByWard Market that will pay $99 a month during a three-month trial period, he adds. Advertisement Article content continued The giants of food delivery such as Uber Eats and SkipTheDishes typically charge commissions of up to 30 per cent on orders their drivers deliver, eating deeply into the profits many restaurants might see. Last fall, the Ontario government capped those services’ fees at 20 per cent in so-called “grey” lockdown zones. Hardy calls the big companies’ fees “absolutely criminal” and says restaurants who view them as “necessary evils” to reach customers, particularly during the pandemic, can spend between $1,000 and $3,500 a month on fees. When its trial period ends, GETIT will have a tiered pricing system that will charge restaurants and other food businesses between $100 and $700 a month depending on the level of service, Hardy says. In its first week, GETIT saw 1,000 downloads of its app, Hardy says, adding that the big publicity push for Getit Local by his company and participating restaurants will take place next month. While GETIT is trying to help Ottawa businesses with their COVID-19 pivoting, Hardy and co-founder Ben Lacroix had to transform their own business after the pandemic disrupted their initial plan. Before the pandemic, Lacroix had developed an app called Stadiyum that enabled in-seat food ordering at sports venues and was approaching NHL and AHL teams to test his creation. “Then COVID hit and derailed Ben’s whole business model,” Hardy says. But Lacroix and Hardy saw that software meant for stadiums could be morphed into an app to help small businesses. “We pivoted to survive,” Hardy says, although he adds that “price gouging” by food delivery’s established players leaves a big opportunity open for his company. Advertisement

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GETIT Patents

GETIT has filed 1 patent.

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2/11/2015

Remote desktop, Identifiers, Computer network security, Network protocols, Unique identifiers

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2/11/2015

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Remote desktop, Identifiers, Computer network security, Network protocols, Unique identifiers

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