Ever notice a tiny post-scriptum found in most emails that looks something like this?
I have as I do get a handful of emails everyday, most of them have this post-scriptum which always caught my eye. I love that most companies are taking conscious effort when it comes to doing their part to help the environment, one small step at a time. I honestly prefer PR agencies and clients alike to just email me press releases or use e-vites instead of sending physical invites and printed articles, unless they’re unique invites that are made from DIY recyclable materials. I’m no tree-hugger, but I too am affected when Mother Nature tends to act all bitchy like she’s having PMS.
So I truly admire individuals even big companies who do their part and make an effort to help stop, if not, at least delay global warming which leads to terrible natural disasters we are never prepared for. I’m impressed after finding out that the technical team of City Delivery developed a new algorithm during their free time using Machine Learning mathematics to reduce the CO2 emitted to deliver food. Medyo nosebleed? Let me explain in layman’s term.
When you order on City Delivery, you get to see which restaurants are within your area that can deliver to you with a lower greenhouse gas impact- this is what they call as CO2 Reduced Order. Distance to the restaurant, current position of the driver, state of the traffic, average order weight, vehicle model of each driver, are just some of the factors they consider in narrowing down the restaurants in which you choose to order from.
When you go to City Delivery’s website, here’s what you’ll see on their homepage. It prompts you to select your city and your area.
After you input the details, a list of restaurants will appear alongside a map on the right of the screen which can further asses your delivery area. This means that these restaurants are eligible candidates (candidates talaga?!) for a CO2 reduced food delivery.
So yesterday I tried the service myself. We were craving for some Japanese, luckily with the CO2 Reduced Food Delivery service, Omakase was part of the restaurants in our area. Pasok sa banga! I loved the service of City Delivery, although this is my first time to order restaurant food from them, as I have previously ordered frozen food and medicine, I find their service to be reliable and efficient.
The CSR called five minutes after I placed my online order and immediately after I received an email confirmation. An estimate of 45 minutes to 1 hour is expected for my food order to be delivered given it was raining and on rush hour. Surprisingly, it only took 30 minutes for City Delivery to arrive at my door step. I guess CO2 Reduced Food Delivery is really a good service when it comes to food being delivered on time as it narrows down the list of restaurants that can efficiently cater to a client living within their area of delivery.
Nakakaaliw may ganitong level of responsibility na ang food delivery courtesy of City Delivery. As far as they know, they are the first food delivery company in the world to offer such a calculation. Good job Pinoys for being innovators! I hope eventually, more food delivery companies follow suit and start using the same service. It may not seem a big deal nor would we see the immediate effect but if City Delivery caters to thousands of orders a week, they can definitively make a difference.
Congratulations City Delivery for this great initiative. Not only are you helping make a difference, but you’re also encouraging your clients to help reduce CO2.
Order online at http://citydelivery.ph/ or call their hotline 87878.