Daalchini launches IoT enabled mobility vending machines
Daalchini Technologies has announced the feasibility of one-of-its-kind smart mobility and IoT-enabled small vending machines in cabs and buses. Daalchini provides 100% contactless food options through IoT-enabled kiosks that aim to provide home-cooked meals while on the go. Daalchini has engaged with over 100 cabs and more than five fleet partners to offer over 20 variety of food options through the vending kiosk.
According to the company, the aim is to reach out to 10-15 mobility fleet partners in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai and serve fresh and contactless on-the-go snacking service to more than 7.5 lakhs consumers monthly while on the go. As per a report by ResearchAndMarkets, the Indian food tech sector is expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 39% during the 2021 – 2025 period. It is expected to reach Rs 1,868.19 billion by 2025.
The food technology start-up has recently deployed smart vending machines at Delhi's key hospitals, including Fortis, Max, Apollo, Dharamshila, Kailash, and Delhi Cancer Hospital. Daalchini already has 430+ smart stores in 10 cities and more than 1.2 lakh monthly active users. It also has 190+ franchises and 100+ brands, 29+ Cloud Kitchens selling on its platform.
Elaborating on its mobility plan, Prerna Kalra, co-founder of Daalchini Technologies, stated, "With our smart mobility proposition, Daalchini will support the cab drivers and fleet owners by providing an extra source of income to them. As hygiene will be top priority now, drivers will be able to offer the contactless on-the-go snacking option to passengers."
The category is growing at the m-o-m rate of 36%, and drivers are earning 12%-15% additional revenue by adding on-the-go snacking service to their cabs. We expect the drivers & fleet owners to make 20-25% of their add-on commission at a stable state.