How To Order Food From ONDC? Here’s A Step-By-Step Guide

by Shreya Rathod
How To Order Food From ONDC? Here’s A Step-By-Step Guide

Whether it’s ordering your favourite Italian food or groceries, we have everything with a click. Applications like Zomato, Swiggy, etc. have been responsible for it. But ordering food from outside can be too expensive and take a toll on your pocket. Well, to give these platforms a tough fight, ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) was formed! And here’s a step-by-step guide to ordering from this platform. 

How To Order From ONDC?

ONDC is a delivery platform that the Government of India curated. If you have doubts about ordering from this platform, here’s a step-by-step guide:

1. Through PayTm App:

  • Open The Paytm App. 
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  • Click On Search. 
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  • Type “ONDC”. You will get results. 
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  • Select the store. 
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  • Click on your desired restaurant. 
  • Select the dish and make payment.
  • You can track the delivery. 

2. PhonePe launched ‘Pincode’ with ONDC through which you can also order. The app focuses on hyperlocal commerce and is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Also Read: What Is ONDC? Is This Delivery Platform Really Cheaper Than Swiggy & Zomato?

Objectives & Structure Of The Platform

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This platform was mainly developed to end the monopoly of certain delivery apps. Moreover, digitisation of the value chain was also a motive. This helped in decentralisation and democratisation of the market. Furthermore, standardisation of operations was established. This platform helped include local vendors and business owners and broaden the perspective of the market. In addition to improving logistics, the customers were able to make independent decisions. But most importantly, there was a decrease in the cost of operations. 

The ONDC makes use of “free software methodology, open specifications, and open network protocol”. No matter the platform or application, consumers and companies can exchange goods and services on the ONDC.

To help lower the cost of doing business for everyone on the platform, ONDC wants to establish a dynamic pricing model, digitise inventory management, and optimise delivery costs. By default, ONDC will create a hyper-local search engine model based on GPS proximity information. The consumer has the option to select the vendor and logistics partner on their own for order fulfilment.

Also Read: You Can Now Order Food Through WhatsApp While Travelling By Train

So, the next time you wish to order your favourite dish or grocery, follow the directions to order from the ONDC store!

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