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Ofoodie partners with SM as newest food delivery service provider in Oro

By : Jigger Jerusalem Mindanao Today/05:19:52pm 04/08/2021


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Margarita Cuartero (left), Qomunica CEO, makes a thumbs-up sign with Evangeline ‘Bambi’ Ditona, SM City Downtown Premiere Mall manager during the media launch of Ofoodie, Thursday, March 25.


A SOFTWARE development company has joined the local food delivery industry but offering a more unique brand of services to Cagayanons.

Ofoodie partners with SM as newest food delivery service provider in Oro



Story and photos by Jigger J. Jerusalem



A SOFTWARE development company has joined the local food delivery industry but offering a more unique brand of services to Cagayanons.



Having started its operations in December last year, local tech company Qomunica Software Development Services has officially launched the Ofoodie app in Cagayan de Oro.



Ofoodie may be a startup, but it has already made its mark in the food delivery services market through its partnership with SM City, with its two malls in Cagayan de Oro.



What makes this new food delivery app is its special feature that replicates the SM Mall dining experience.



The app aims to address the demand of the food delivery market and focus on customer convenience through the promise of ‘One Delivery’ for orders from restaurants located in SM Malls.



The app highlights its ‘in-mall concierge model’ that replicates the mall dining experience by giving customers the ability to order from different restaurants located in SM Malls and combining them in one single transaction.



This provides customers the convenience of paying only one delivery fee and receiving the delivery with one wait time for all the food orders made. Ofoodie is the first food delivery app in the country to introduce this model.



Ofoodie joins the food delivery market which has seen an increase in demand as a major delivery solution with the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic limiting transportation through lockdowns.



The introduction of food delivery apps is helping business especially the one being hit hardest by the economic fall-out of the pandemic.



The development and release of Ofoodie build exciting news for the country as more and more people are adopting online food delivery.



The app’s future enhancement includes a direct-to-restaurant model that gives the

merchants and business owners the power to manage their business from order management to delivery using the app.



This is one of Qomunica’s ways to advance the company’s advocacy; to develop apps that will help digitalize the needs of consumers and micro, small, and medium enterprises.



Margarita Cuartero, Qomunica CEO, said they find it hard to believe that in a just a few months Ofoodie has established itself as the more preferred food delivery service in the city.



She has recalled the hardships they went through before Ofoodie took off.



“Being a startup, we are nowhere near the map and then all of a sudden [we gained] the trust and confidence of SM,” Cuartero told guests during the media launch at the SM CDO Downtown on Thursday, March 25.



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Margarita Cuartero (left), Qomunica CEO, makes a thumbs-up sign with Evangeline ‘Bambi’ Ditona, SM City Downtown Premiere Mall manager during the media launch of Ofoodie, Thursday, March 25.