Two pilot schemes to help hawkers in 40 food centres boost business by going digital
- Posted by: vitu
- Categories: Asia, Singapore
SINGAPORE – Thirty hawker centres across the island will boost their digital presence by setting up their own Facebook pages, through which residents and organisations will be able to make group buys.
Helmed by passionate individuals from the community and hawker trade, or digital hawker champions, the digital support groups for these hawker centres will be set up from October to December as part of slew of initiatives to help more hawkers go digital.
Several online food delivery platforms are also coming together to trial a six-month “common acquirer” pilot scheme at 14 hawker centres. Under this scheme, consumers will have the option to mix and match food items across stalls for bundle orders, which are put together by centralised hawker captains who will interface with the hawkers directly.