Property developer Megaworld Corporation will launch an all-in-one, on-demand premium lifestyle delivery app called Pick.A.Roo on August 18, 2020.
Megaworld said this is the country’s first homegrown app that will allow customers to purchase products ranging from food, gadgets, hardware, kitchenware, children’s toys and stuff, pet care, personal care, medicines, office and school supplies, hotel dishes, liquor, to COVID-19 essentials, from over 300 local and international merchants.
Orders may either be delivered on demand, or on a later schedule. Customers may choose for regular delivery, drive-through, or takeaway pick-up for their orders.
“Our main goal is to help retailers smoothly migrate to the digital platform especially during this challenging time. Since 2018, we have been looking for investment opportunities on an app that will enable our retail partners sell and deliver their products online and on-demand,” said Kevin L. Tan, chief strategy officer of Megaworld.
“We have talked to several potential partners, but eventually, we decided to build our own,” he added.
Tan is also the president of AGILE Digital Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary that Megaworld created to undertake ventures into digital innovations and technology.
Pick.A.Roo is the first start-up investment under AGILE Digital Ventures, which has allotted capital expenditures of $5 million (approximately P250 million) for the next three years.
The company is also looking for other investment opportunities in digital technology platforms that will further boost Megaworld’s core businesses.
Megaworld said Pick.A.Roo riders and shoppers undergo strict safety and sanitation protocols which include rapid testing, thermal scanner checks, thorough disinfection of delivery bags, including the provision of clinical-grade face shields and masks.
Megaworld currently has 26 townships and mixed-use communities around the Philippines, composed for over 700 residential developments, over 60 office towers, 20 lifestyle malls, and 11 hotels. (Ventures Cebu)