This story has been supplied to Hospitality magazine by OrderUp! and Bolt.

Online ordering platform, Order Up! and mobility startup, Bolt Bikes are offering an immediate, cost-effective solution for Australia’s hospitality industry to stay operational during this time of uncertainty. 

With all pubs and restaurants in Australia forced to shut down and adopt a home delivery and takeaway option only, the Aussie startups have created an all-in-one menu, ordering and delivery solution, which is easy to implement so businesses can get up and running for immediate service. 

Order Up! is an end-to-end solution which allows restaurants and cafes to manage their online ordering, payments and delivery logistics under their own brand. With so many businesses not previously requiring an online order service, Order Up! is providing free setup and heavily reduced fees to get them started. 

As a commercial-grade e-bikes provider, Bolt Bikes provides an accessible, commission-free opportunity for businesses to provide their existing team with jobs as delivery riders. With flexible rental subscriptions starting from $69/week, Bolt’s bikes include full maintenance and a long-lasting battery to meet business and customer demand.

Marije, General Manager of iconic Bondi cafe, Orchard St said that this solution has supported her business during an uncertain time.

“Order Up! and Bolt came at a time when we needed a quick and affordable solution to service our local community, plus most importantly, look after our team with jobs. We’ve seen growth in orders already and they’ve been a great support in a situation where we really don’t know what’s around the corner.”

To further support the wider community, Bolt has created a Bolt Jobs noticeboard, to directly connect its network of over 1,000 delivery riders looking for more work with local businesses requiring delivery riders. The service is 100% free to use, with Bolt creating it to solve an urgent need.

Mina Nada, Co-Founder and CEO for Bolt Bikes said: “We created our Jobs Board to connect our community and instigate immediate job opportunities, taking the pressure off both business and rider. It was a common question being asked of us and urgent for our team to implement. It’s important for our community to support one another as best as we can during this tough time.”

With the future of eating out uncertain, CEO and Founder of OrderUp!, John Saadie recommends implementing a digital presence as quickly as possible but choosing providers carefully to ensure they can provide a stable, trusted, and most importantly, secure solution.

“During this time of self-isolation, businesses need to look at connecting with their customers quickly and efficiently through new online practices. This accessibility will allow customers to order from the safety of their own home and businesses to operate as best as possible during this time,” Saadie said.

For further information about Bolt Bikes and its Bolt Jobs board visit: try.getboltbikes.com/jobs

For more information on Order Up! visit www.orderup.com.au

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