Zoom2u Technologies is supporting local businesses and restaurants by matching them with delivery drivers for free.

Drivers2u allows businesses and customers to post a job with a budget and receive offers from drivers to complete the job. Drivers who sign up to the marketplace will receive leads from customers and businesses specifically looking for drivers in their area.

With Drivers2u, businesses can run their own self-managed delivery service, reducing the fees charged by some third-party delivery services.

Zoom2u founder, Steve Orenstein (pictured) is encouraging restaurants to reassess their long-term relationship with high-cost mainstream food delivery apps and consider the possibility of running their own delivery service by engaging drivers directly.

“With Deliveroo’s departure from Australia bringing the hospitality delivery industry dangerously close to a monopoly, the launch of Drivers2u couldn’t have come at a better time,” Orenstein said.

“Restaurants and businesses should think about how they can run their own delivery service by directly engaging drivers. By self-managing, businesses will only need to cover the cost of the drivers, and will own the relationship with their customers, rather than forgoing revenue and control to third parties.”

The service will remain free to both customers and drivers for an initial period while the marketplace builds scale. The app will then switch to a monthly subscription model for drivers, while customers will be charged advertising fees.