Updated: May 10
A takeaway delivery app started by a Swansea couple is giving established names like Just Eat and Deliveroo a run for their money, whilst also aiming to help small local businesses to keep costs down. Swansea Eats was founded in 2021 with the intention of providing Swansea restaurants and takeaways with an alternative platform for reaching customers and taking orders online.
Sophie Heneberry and Rory Edwards, who founded Swansea eats alongside two friends, recognised that many local dining spots were struggling to afford the fees incurred by using third party delivery apps, and decided there was a gap in the market for a local alternative. Whereas the cut taken by larger platforms can be more than 20%, the commission for using Swansea Eats is 7.5%.
In addition to reducing costs and increasing profits for Swansea businesses, the app also ensures that more of the customers’ money remains within the local economy. With more than 12 thousand people already using the app, Swansea Eats is making its mark on both the food scene of the city and has even inspired a similar venture Rhondda Cynon Taf, called RCT Eats.