Careem Now lowers commission to support local restaurants

The food delivery service joins a host of companies trying to support the F&B industry

Careem Now is one of many food aggregators operating in the region
Careem Now is one of many food aggregators operating in the region

Local food delivery service Careem Now has announced it will reduce its commission in order to help small and local F&B businesses during these difficult times.

Careem Now will lower its commission by 15% for all of its partners and joins competitors such as Zomato and Uber Eats in rolling out initiatives to help the industry.

Careem UAE GM Gheed El Makkaoui said: “Careem pledges to assist its partners, customers and captains during these confusing times. Being a leader in the delivery industry, we need to be the supporting force behind our communities and our partners to push through this phase and ensure the business continuity of local merchants on our platform.”

Food aggregators active in the region have been coming under fire lately over claims of lack of support and profiteering. F&B venues in the region revealed to sister publication Caterer Middle East that a handful of the delivery services have been unwilling to support businesses and commission rates have still remained high.

As March draws to a close, more of these aggregators have become flexible in their initiatives, waiving delivery fees, offering loans and lowering commission rates as Careem Now has done.

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