HYDERABAD: Picture this, you are caught up with some work or are too lazy to move out but are craving for some steaming hot biryani from your favourite restaurant in the city. While previously, you would have just made do with some hastily made sandwich or the ever trustworthy cuppa noodles, now there is actually a service which can deliver that biryani to your doorstep. VDeliver is your one stop solution. What makes this service different from food delivery portals in the city is that it delivers anything you want.
Set up in January this year in the city, the service is the brainchild of Srinivas Madhavan who claims to deliver your products from any given place to your destination at a minimum cost of `75 for five kms and `10 on every added km. Following the success of the service in Chennai, the former mechanical engineer decided to replicate the concept in the city as well. “I started the service in Chennai first where we would pick and deliver documents within a matter of minutes as compared to the courier service which take a day to deliver,” says Srinivas.
It was one of those days when the 27-year old was unwell and couldn’t venture out that made him take some action.
“One day I was unwell. I wanted someone to deliver a plate of idly for dinner along with some medicines. I didn’t have many friends in the city at the time and the ones I knew couldn’t help me. Though I was ready to pay extra for delivery, none of the restaurants agreed to take order for one plate of idly. That’s when I decided to start such a delivery centre where I will deliver food from any place to any place,” shares Srinivas.
Though the organisation when it was first started in Chennai aimed at delivering only food, the Srinivas had to rethink his decision of restricting his delivery service to only food. “When a software engineer, who was leaving for a wedding to Kolkata, requested me to get her clothes from the tailor since she was short on time. That’s when I realised that its time for me to consider delivering products more than just food,” informs Srinivas
The former mechanical engineer who was previously working for a Thermal Power Plant construction company , recalling his first delivery, Srinivas, says, “I took leave for my first delivery. I cherish all these memories now.”
Talking more about the deliveries the company does, he says, “We also have package delivery system where we pick more than one product for a customer. Say one wants to have a coke or any other product with a biryani, we pick up the biryani from the restaurant and the other product from the customer’s desired store and deliver it to him. Midnight deliveries orders are also taken but only for regular customers. We manage to get 70-80 deliveries per day.” states Srinivas.
Considering the traffic in the city and the difficulties he has to face when multiple delivery orders come in, the full-time entrepreneur has hired 12 delivery boys. More recently, the work load has been lessened with his childhood friend ASR Chaitanya Reddy, coming onboard. Though VDeliver is an A-Z delivery system, they prefer to not deliver liquor.
“I am planning to start delivering wedding cards. For this I will hire people who are well educated and fit enough to represent the bride/bride groom’s family,” signs off Srinivas