Introducing Deliveroo Editions
Deliveroo Editions is to be launched following a successful trial and will allow for around 200 restaurant businesses to operate from 30 locations across the UK. With the average startup costs of a high street store ranging between £500,000 and £1m, Deliveroo aims to give smaller ventures a fair chance of making it in an expensive industry.
What About Jobs?
Forgetting profits, the news about potential new and flexible jobs is great! Flexibility is something workers prioritise heavily and despite Deliveroo being embroiled in legal disputes because of the way their contracts are set up, the fact that the company provides flexible work is of high importance to many of its delivery drivers.
The gig economy (despite recent bad press) offers flexibility to workers and a new way for businesses to bring their product to market. We love the spirit of Deliveroo and what it’s trying to achieve.
The Gig Economy
Since 1999 when Elance first opened its doors to 2013 with the launch of Deliveroo, the gig economy is going from strength to strength. While there are considerable merits to employment (such as stability and better wages) it’s fascinating to observe the increasing number of individuals willing to sacrifice salary for flexibility in their day to day work.