Swiggy explains why its online food price might be higher than restaurant rates
Swiggy has admitted that food prices might be different online and offline
Swiggy said it does not interfere with pricing of restaurants
NEW DELHI : Food delivery app Swiggy, which recently increased the charges of its ‘Swiggy Super’ subscription plan, has admitted that its online menu rates might actually be higher than those being offered by restaurants in some cases. Replying to a comment by a Twitter user from Bengaluru that prices of food items in Zomato or Swiggy menu are sometimes more than the actual price of the same at restaurants, Swiggy said there might be some discrepancies in online and offline pricing due to the restaurant's policies.
"Slowly big discounts are coming down. In fact, prices of food items in Zomato or Swiggy menu are 25 to 50% more than actual price of the same at restaurant. Delivery charges added. Home made food will always prevail," Bengaluru-based Raju JVA had ranted on the social media site. He further claimed that online prices of some food items are higher by more than 50% in some areas of Bengaluru.
The food delivery start-up said that it is working hard to make food ordering experience as seamless as dine-in experience. "To that end, we've also looked at pricing, however, that remains to be the restaurant's right and we do not intervene with the same. You may witness discrepancies in the online and offline pricing which remains to be the sole prerogative of the restaurant," Swiggy said.
Swiggy had earlier this month increased the rates of its ‘Swiggy Super’ monthly subscription plan of ₹79 to nearly double of ₹149. Similarly, the three-month plan will now be charged at ₹349 instead of ₹179. Despite a growth in revenue, Swiggy's net loss in FY 2018-19 had widened to ₹2,367 crore from ₹385 crore in the year-ago period.
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