News • 27.11.2020

First South Asian local food and grocery marketplace in U.S.

Based in Chicago, Quicklly expands to San Francisco Bay Area

South Asian market with fresh prepared meals on a table...
Source: Zach Inglis/Unsplash

Quicklly, the first and only South Asian local food and grocery marketplace in the US, announced its first expansion city – the San Francisco Bay Area. Customers throughout the city of San Francisco extending south through to San Mateo have now access to the Quicklly marketplace and delivery.

Based in Chicago, Quicklly connects people with local South Asian markets, restaurants and caterers; allows them to order online; and manages delivery for vendors. Most vendors on the Quicklly platform are small businesses that are not on other e-commerce or delivery apps. Customers can shop and place orders from several grocers and restaurants and have everything come in one delivery. The company has nearly 15,000 customers and 60+ vendors in its hometown of Chicago.

"We tried traditional delivery apps but their fees were high, their delivery areas were small, and no one was going after a single South Asian ethnicity food. Quicklly has a much broader delivery area, expanding our reach within the South Asian audience significantly, and also has much lower fees. We anticipate making as much in a week with Quicklly as we did in a month with any other delivery apps out there," said Krishna Bhupal, Manager of India Foods, a grocer based in Fremont, CA.

Quicklly uses proprietary in-house technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning models, to help vendors identify the most popular items to meet local demand. It also helps vendors diversify their offerings and revenue – for instance, restaurants can also sell grocery items and meal kits. During onboarding, Quicklly helps each vendor tailor its offering for the local market.

"Our aim is to help these small businesses survive and thrive," said Keval Raj, co-founder of Quicklly. "We view each one as a partner in this journey and our growth is directly tied to their growth. If they are successful in their journey with us, we will be automatically successful."

Source: Quicklly

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