With the Phase 2 (Heightened Awareness) measures imposed on all F&B outlets, Singapore’s largest hawker digitalisation and food delivery company WhyQ recently launched a free mobile application, ‘WhyQ Store Manager‘.
The app enables all small business owners – including hawkers, home bakeries, café owners, and even non F&B vendors such as grocery stores and mini-marts – to create an online store and start delivering islandwide in two simple steps through the app.
Aligned with the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Hawkers Go Digital programme, WhyQ aims to help hawkers and other small F&B businesses safely operate in the new normal.
Continuing with WhyQ’s zero-commissions policy, the app allows all small local businesses to build and own their e-stores for free. What’s more, the whole process can be completed within 30 seconds.
Upon setting up the e-store, a custom web link will be provided which will allow new merchants to promote their new e-store through self-initiated and guided social media marketing efforts.
Additionally, WhyQ Store Manager fully integrates essential functions – such as consolidating orders, payment collection, and basic bookkeeping tools – to help merchants keep track of their new online business.
Most importantly, the app offers the option for store owners to deliver their products islandwide by assisting with the assigning of drivers for each delivery, with a zero-commissions scheme as well.
“Working closely with hawkers for the past 5 years has allowed us to understand the challenges that small business owners face when it comes to digitalisation and deliveries,” said Varun Saraf, CEO and Co-founder of WhyQ.
“With our experience in food delivery logistics for small-scale F&B owner-operators like hawkers, we would like to extend our expertise to help other small business owners digitalise properly, and ease them into adapting to the crisis.”
For more information on WhyQ Store Manager, click here.