ShiftPixy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY), a California-based gig engagement platform provider, today discussed the Company’s increased levels of inbound interest due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“As you can imagine, we are busy responding to many inquiries from most of the national brands, all of which are trying to keep their employees busy and connected to their store, and wish to use our self-delivery platform to stay connected with customers,” stated ShiftPixy’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Absher. “In response to the pandemic, major cities including Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle have banned dine-in restaurants, restricting businesses to takeout and delivery exclusively. Using ShiftPixy’s driver management technology, restaurant operators can control delivery with their own staff without having to deal with the uncertainties of third-party delivery services. In partnership with ShiftPixy, these restaurants can train their staff to act as delivery drivers – repurposing their existing human capital while adjusting to the current needs of the marketplace.”Scott Absher
Mr. Absher concluded, “Coronavirus is hitting all aspects of society hard, and restaurants have had a particularly rough time. Our technology provides a native delivery opportunity to allow multi-unit operators to remain operational in this very challenging environment.”
ShiftPixy’s platform includes two layers: the first revolves around building operators a robust, easy-to-use digital ordering platform that boosts customer engagement and spending, while the second handles driver management, intercepting online orders, finding a designated driver, creating a driver route, and communicating with the customer as the order is completed.