New Delhi: Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), an initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, recently celebrated a major milestone in its journey with over 50,000 restaurants now live for placing online orders on the Open Network, across 172 cities in the country.
The number of restaurants on the Open Network shot up from 500 in February 2023 to 50,000 in August 2023, depicting exponential growth. From the very first restaurant that came on board in May 2022 and the first order placed on 30th Sep 2022, ONDC has made record-setting progress within a short time, underscoring its commitment to revolutionising online food delivery.
The Seller Network Participants (NPs) are central to this achievement and have played a pivotal role in onboarding restaurants and driving the growth of the F&B category on the ONDC Network. These Participants include Magicpin, uEngage, Bitsila, EkSecond, Growth Falcons, Mystore, nStore, and eSamudaay. ONDC aims to double the restaurant count by the end of 2023.
“This remarkable milestone is a testament to our team’s dedication and the invaluable support of our NPs. What started with our first order in Sept’ 22, the Network has onboarded over 50,000 restaurants till now! As we continue to grow and expand, we are excited about the future of online food delivery in the all-new no-barrier e-commerce ecosystem and our role in shaping it,” said T Koshy, MD and CEO at ONDC.
Consumers can order food online on the ONDC Network via Buyer Apps, including Paytm, Pincode, Magicpin, and Mystore, among others. Please visit ondc.org for more information.
Incorporated on 31st December 2021, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), a Section 8 company, is an initiative of the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, envisioned to create a facilitative model to revolutionise digital commerce, giving greater thrust to penetration of retail e-commerce in India. ONDC is not an application, platform, intermediary, or software but a set of specifications designed to foster open, unbundled, and interoperable open networks, thereby eliminating the dependency on a single platform. Major ONDC objectives are as follows:
- Democratisation and decentralisation of eCommerce
- Inclusivity and access for sellers, especially small and medium enterprises as well as local businesses
- Increased choices and independency for consumers