Opensolutions-London: What are the origins of the idea behind Chasyr’s new direction towards delivery?
Tommy from Chasyr: Whenever I was out getting food for myself after driving a few hours of rideshare, I would always text my roommates to see if they wanted anything. Since I lived in a house with 5 other entrepreneurs without vehicles, I did this pretty often. No matter how easy we made the process, it was always a hassle. So Chasyr was born and became the solution.
Opensolutions-London: What challenges the delivery industry/retailers are facing that Chasyr is addressing?
Tommy from Chasyr: Chasyr is creating a whole new way to order food.
Opensolutions-London: What’s in it for the vendors? Who is Chasyr focusing on, is it the big chains or small independents?
Tommy from Chasyr: Chasyr has always been a community-driven company with the goal to empower its users, especially ones who intend to use it in an entrepreneurial way.
We won’t turn away big food chains if they want to be on the Chasyr Network, but it is our goal to support local and give them the tools needed to interact with current & potential customers within our network.
Opensolutions-London: Could we say that in a way, Chasyr has the potential to help save the local high street retail?
Tommy from Chasyr: Since my first experience in a pick-up area for a retail store, I could see that the future of retail, and groceries would be foot-traffic-free eventually. Just buildings with supplies and employees who shop for customers then meet them at their vehicles out front. Stores that don’t want to build or buy tech to do this could just use Chasyr as a vendor and add all of their customers to their vendor circle. It provides them with an alternative channel to reach customers. The way the high street will change is when retail outlets change the in-shop customer experience!