Entrepreneurs who are actually part of the pilot part of the E-Commerce Nationwide Supply System (ENDS) programme, which kicked off in Portmore, St. Catherine over per week in the past, are thanking the Authorities for rolling out the brand new initiative.
ENDS is a partnership between the Authorities and the Non-public Sector Group of Jamaica (PSOJ).
The net-based ENDS system allows quick-service trade and supply stakeholders registered on the platform, to function in the course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) curfew hours till midnight in Kingston, Portmore, St. Catherine, and Montego Bay, St. James, by facilitating on-line supply orders solely.
Quite a few entrepreneurs say ENDS helps them to get better from losses they incurred because the curfew measures have been applied in 2020.
Proprietor of Prendy’s on the Seashore, Donette Prendergast, she stated the platform is serving to spice up her enterprise.
“Earlier than that [ENDS], I used to simply lockdown with all people else. Now I’m in a position to deliver smiles on individuals’ faces,” she stated.
Ms. Prendergast stated the primary weekend of the pilot was “nice”, as she was nonetheless in a position to serve her prospects in the course of the curfew hours.
“It’s the best way to go as a result of COVID-19 shall be right here with us for a short time. So allow us to use ENDS to struggle COVID-19 when it comes to getting individuals to have their wants met as greatest as we are able to,” she advised JIS Information.
Pan hen vendor, Verol Scarlett, stated it was simple for him to get on to the ENDS platform.
“It’s important to have your ID, your driver’s licence, or your passport, and if not, it’s important to have a photograph to offer to them, and your meals handler’s allow,” he defined.
Mr. Scarlett additionally famous that ENDS has helped him to get better from losses incurred as a consequence of COVID-19.
“My enterprise… slowed down utterly; it [was] unimaginable to even pay the payments. So doing this [participating with ENDS], I believe, will assist me to do higher,” he stated.
The permitted distributors for the primary weekend of the ENDS pilot have been: Eating places of Jamaica, Pizza Hut Worldwide, Scoops Limitless Restricted, Dominoes, Wendy’s, Burger King, Popeye’s, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Juici Patties, Subway, Indulge YahCravings, Rotii Categorical Catering, Half Moon Bay, Turning Level, Cookies Restaurant, Endzone Sports activities Bar Fortunate Crab, Relish Jerk & Seafood, Andre’s Seafood, Jolly’s Restaurant, Seashore Spal, Texas Scrumptious, The Jungle Fiah, Voda Lounge, Richie’s Portobello Restaurant, Morgan Inn and Guess Hoos.
The registered e-commerce couriers who supplied companies on the weekend have been: City Taxi and Excursions, Dream Courier, Howdy Meals, 7Krave, Wilson’s Courier Service, Sprint Categorical, Fast n Quick, Door to Door, Hastle Free Courier, DoorStep Jamaica (CutDiLine) and Scoops Limitless.