Attention, foodies! Brace yourselves for a gastronomic extravaganza like never before, a brand-new entrant called ONDC has entered the food delivery market which is till now dominated by Swiggy and Zomato. ONDC which stands for Open Network for Digital Commerce is developed by government and is gaining immense popularity these days surpassing 10,000 order daily mark.
The platform is gaining immense popularity backed by heavy discounts and a cheaper food delivery system. After going live in beta in September 2022, the platform is now offered in 240 Indian cities. The platform offer popular retailers’ categories, including groceries, food delivery, furniture, cleaning supplies etc.
Is ONDC cheaper than Swiggy or Zomato?
However, the platform is gaining immense attention based on its lower commissions compared to Swiggy or Zomato as it allows restaurants to sell food straight to customers.
For instance as per the representative of National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI), Swiggy and Zomato charge restaurants commissions ranging from 18% to 25%, while ONDC would charge restaurants commissions of roughly 8–10%. This drastically reduces the order bill for the consumer. Along with lower restaurants commissions, the platform is also offering free delivery which makes ONDC costs relatively cheaper.
Based on these advantages, ONDC looks to be posing a threat to Swiggy and Zomato duopoly which can be seen in the social media platforms where users are flooding posts highlighting the huge price difference on ordering the same food on ONDC and Swiggy or Zomato. One such tweet has been attached below to show the striking difference between the cost of same order on ONDC and Swiggy.
How to use ONDC?
If you already use Paytm, all you have to do to access ONDC is launch Paytm on your device and put ONDC into the search box. You will be seeing a wide range of options, including grocery shops, restaurants, and more.
When you go to ONDC Food, you may choose the restaurant from which you want to order food. However, it should be mentioned that not all establishments are selling goods through ONDC because of the platform’s new status and hence people.
To know more about ONDC watch our video on this topic.