Great news folks! Recently, Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations arm of PLDT and Smart Communications Inc. partners with Foodpanda online delivery food service for SafeZone.
Do you know what does that mean? Free data access to online food ordering marketplace with the use of the SafeZone initiative. They now allow customers to order food online by using foodpanda website for free!
In case you missed it, SafeZone allows users to browse safe partner site and apps including foodpanda for FREE of data charges. It was just launched last February this year, but its rapidly growing as it is now the number 1 local community side in the Philippines based on Effective Measure by drewing 17.8 million page views. Powered by Voyager Innovations, SafeZone allows consumers free internet usage because sponsoring brands are the one who pays for the data access.
“Given the reach of SafeZone, more Filipinos can now enjoy foodpanda. We are delighted to be their partner in allowing more Filipinos to enjoy their food delivery service with the added benefit of free data access. This is what the digital life is about - convenience whenever, wherever you are,” said Benjie S. Fernandez, Chief Operating Officer at Voyager Innovations.
Mauro Cocchieri, foodpanda Philippines’ Co-Founder and CEO, looks forward to the prospect of gaining more users.
“SafeZone will attract an entirely new segment for foodpanda, that is, Filipinos who want to order food online but were previously put off by the data charges they would incur. While I am excited to expand our market share, I am inspired more by what it ultimately means: more Filipinos will be able to experience the convenience that foodpanda offers,” he said.
Brief Info about Foodpanda
Founded in May 2012 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, foodpanda operates in more than 40 countries across 5 continents. In the Philippines, foodpanda launched in June 2014 and has since grown to over 1,000 restaurants nationwide. foodpanda is part of the German group Rocket Internet, an Internet platform which identifies and builds Internet business models. The same company under which Lazada and Zalora are part, Rocket Internet focuses on eCommerce, Marketplaces, Financial Technology and Travel.
Now, customers can choose from foodpanda’s over 1,000 partner restaurants, such as Amici, Greenwich, IHOP, and Omakase, and conveniently have their food delivered to their homes without having to worry about expensive data charges.
How to use this freebie?
It's pretty simple and easy! Just visit free.foodpanda.ph and turn on the "Load Protect" feature, enter their locations to see available restaurants that can deliver, browse for the menus you wanted and choose to pay online or with the use of cash on deliver option.
Now let's hope for more and more sites to join this program. :)