Autocab have launched a campaign urging supermarkets to take advantage of the thousands of taxi drivers that have been left with little or no work due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to the smart technology solution provider, these drivers are ready and willing to be out there making home deliveries on behalf of UK supermarkets.
Through its iGo network, supermarkets would have instant access to more than 80,000 drivers across the UK, who could all potentially be making deliveries.
With people being told to stay at home, it has proved increasingly difficult to secure home delivery slots from supermarkets. Autocab see their solution as one way to avoid the public venturing out unnecessarily during the crisis.
The technology being provided to supermarkets is already available and proven having already been trialled by Co-op supermarket.
“We completely understand and empathise with the strain that supermarkets are under,” says Safa Alkateb, CEO of Autocab.
“Over the past week we have seen them go on a huge recruitment drive to get more staff in-stores. By collaborating with taxi companies, however, they can gain access to even more resource, and quickly. We are all in this together and there are taxi drivers all over the UK ready to help.”