In a news release, ParcelPal Technology Inc. (PKG:CSE; PTNYF:OTCQB; PT0:FSE) announced that "in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the company has hired approximately 50 new staff members to ensure service levels can be met resulting from major increases in demand without disruption to both our clients and vendors." In addition, the firm indicated that it has expanded the delivery radiuses for both its clients and vendors.
The company advised that it has seen a significant pick up in the number of total deliveries. The firm added that this is a result of an increased number of vendors that are being serviced as well as an increase in its active user base.
The company's President and CEO Kelly Abbott remarked, "The safety and well-being of everyone who interacts with ParcelPal is always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our communities safe. Despite the Corona Virus pandemic, we want to ensure that our services are not affected for customers and our vendors. We will continue to service our customers and communities during this pandemic by continuously adding new personnel to our roster to ensure all services levels are met."
"We have also added contactless delivery program, as an option to better allow handling of all items that mitigates any potential exposure to COVID-19 for all parties involved with the transaction. We are working closely with all partners to ensure the safety of our staff and our community. These efforts combined with a streamlined process are starting to result in a huge influx of deliveries, as we surpass our milestone early this year," Abbott added.
ParcelPal Technology's logistics services allows customers to shop at partner businesses and through the ParcelPal technology receive their purchased goods within an hour or the same day. The company stated that it offers "on-demand delivery of merchandise from leading retailers, restaurants, medical marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon and soon in major cities Canada-wide."
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