Yandex.food users now have the opportunity to pick up their order from the restaurant themselves, saving on delivery. Pickup is already available at 1,500 restaurants throughout Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.
Despite the cancellation of the self-isolation regime, many continue to take precautions and try not to spend time in crowded places. Therefore, now Yandex.food users have a choice – to order meals with delivery or pick up an order at a restaurant, bypassing the queues.
You can place an order with self-pickup in Yandex, Yandex.eda or Yandex.taxi applications. The service will tell you what time to come to the restaurant and notify if the order is ready earlier. To pick up the dishes, you need to tell the employee the order number. The service is free.
Pickup will help restaurants get additional orders and reduce logistics costs, as well as expand the menu with dishes that are difficult to deliver.
With the launch of self-pickup, establishments that do not work with delivery will appear for the first time on the service window. For example, small coffee shops and bakeries, where queues are often formed in the morning and at lunchtime.
Later, the pick-up service from restaurants will become available in other cities where Yandex.food operates, as well as in stores that cooperate with the platform.
Note that the services Yandex.Food and Yandex.Lavka appeared in the Yandex application in April. Users no longer need to download additional applications, register in each of them, link a card. You can just open Yandex and place an order.