How GoGooMe is revolutionizing delivery service during a Pandemic
GoGooMe is a new app that was released in November in the heart of the Covid-19 pandemic. While many restaurants were struggling with the new “safer-at-home” orders, the major delivery apps were making enormous profits using greedy and dishonest tactics.
Tired of seeing many of our favorite spots struggling or closing down forever, GoGooMe was born. The team behind GoGooMe saw this as an opportunity to show customers that delivery can be affordable, serve great food, and care more about their community than their corporate management model. Not out of spite towards any one company but out of love for the food scene in Los Angeles that still needs support.
What is wrong with the current way food delivery apps are run?
The three major complaints the major food delivery companies face are simple: They charge too much for deliveries, They don’t pay their drivers enough, and they hide their fees in nefarious and frankly dishonest ways on their app website. The problem is that these companies are often public stock offerings so they are beholden to their shareholders. Hoping to ratchet up profits, these companies look to squeeze money wherever they can even if this hurts everyone else. Uber Eats does this by charging more during busy hours. Postmates changes the prices of the items on their app so that they say their delivery fees are low even though the prices on the app are higher than the ones at the restaurant. Doordash charges anywhere from $5.99 to 8 dollars and they also charge busy time fees!
This affects restaurants in a number of ways. People start to think the restaurants are in on the price gouging and that the restaurant is too expensive/ or too greedy to order from (even though this is far from the truth). Also because these apps have so much leverage, they can ask these restaurants to take on lower prices so that the apps can meet their profit margins, often forcing restaurant owners to decide between not getting paid enough to stay profitable or lose out on crucial business entirely.
What makes GoGooMe any different?
GoGooMe is different because they only charge one fee: A five dollar delivery fee (within a 2 mile radius of the restaurant and added fees per mile thereafter). That’s it. GoGooMe believes that if their founders and management need to tighten up their margins so that great restaurants can stay open, and drivers find work that will pay them a living wage, so be it. Instead of getting their inspiration from other food app delivery companies, GoGooMe takes their cues and wisdom from companies like Trader Joe’s, In-n-Out, and Nvidia. These companies early on made it their mission to make sure that their employees and customers were the very first priority, and let the business flow come. They seem to be doing all right.
Another way GoGooMe is different from the current delivery market is that they are trying to bring the food delivery culture of South Korea across Los Angeles. Korean-Drama showcases different delivery services and how restaurants are utilizing their services. K-BBQ restaurants are able to deliver freshly cooked pork belly with fresh vegetables and side dishes; Chinese-fusion restaurants are able to deliver their hot soups and noodles in a matter of minutes; and most markets deliver their goods to their customers, all at an affordable price. Learning from such services, GoGooMe hopes to bring that culture and philosophy of delivery to the US.
Finally GoGooMe is personally working with the restaurants all the while giving a workable fee. They stay in constant communication with their partners and are always open to their wisdom. As a family run business themselves, GoGooMe understands the less burdensome they are to family business the more they help the community hold on to food that is traditional, vital, and just delicious to eat.
What’s Next for GoGooMe?
With over 40 partners and many more on the way, GoGooMe is focusing now on growing their community reach, and improving the customer experience. They are eager for their customers to reach out to their team with concerns, ideas, or restaurants that they feel fit the GoGooMe spirit.
GoGooMe is excited to find that their restaurant partners are so enamored with this approach, they are helping GoGooMe develop app specific deals and popular item specials in order to create buzz for both the restaurant and GoGooMe’s app. GoGooMe is already developing Valentine’s Day sales with many of our partners, but are excited to boast sales for Independence day, local food holidays, and so much more.
GoGooMe is hoping to create partnerships in South Central, Glendale, Pasadena, Buena Park and Orange County within the year. Los Angeles has some of the best Soul food, Halal food, Mexican food in the country, and soon GoGooMe wants to tap into that and share it with our customers.
How can I start using GoGooMe?
GoGooMe can be accessed through their website: https://www.gogoo.me/en/list
And through our App:
They are open Mon-Sun: 8am-10pm.
Be sure to check out their social media pages for new deals and awesome specials!!!
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How can I partner with GoGooMe?
If you are a restaurant owner who would like to partner with us in growing the GoGooMe revolution, please email email@example.com and our partnership specialist will guide you every step of the way.
If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website, www.gogoome.com.
While GoGooMe is still a relatively small company, they hope that you will give them a chance to show what an app for real people and real communities can feel like. They do this by holding to a commitment to keep family business alive in Los Angeles. All while making sure that our customers get their food fresh, and can have access to fun sales and events. Plus the food is going to be great!