Say Hi to New Members of Team Daily

Hasn’t it been long since we last communicated? Oh, we feel like it’s been ages!

Yes, we were missing in action here but the action wasn’t missing us. While we were away from the blog, we were busy with growing Team Daily. From Delivery Specialists to Sales Reps to Interns, we have quite many new Daily-ians around.

Today, we’ll be talking to one of our new team members about some cliched and some interesting topics.

So, let’s get chatting with Rashmi Acharyya – our newest Intern.
Rashmi is a postgraduate candidate at SFU and you guessed it, she got in touch with us through our network at the University. She has been with us for over 2 months now and plans to extend her internship well into the New Year.

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Prior to joining our Team, Rashmi said that she thought Daily’s working environment was just like any other office where employees came in at 9am, quietly did their tasks, took a lunch break and left by 5pm. Although she was looking to gain work experience, she mentioned that she did not want a corporate style worklife.

With the stroke of their magic wand, our contacts at SFU got Rashmi in touch with us and the rest, let’s hear it from her.

Knowing that she doesn’t enjoy the traditional working environment, we quizzed her on how she finds Daily. She started with, “it’s so much fun” and added, “I love the people around me”. Smiling brightly, like she always does, she went on to say that she is always surrounded by fun, jokes and laughter. She’s right and you all know it! Talking about her team members, she said, “Fez, Sal and Jessie are such cool people to work with. I love their energy and their passion towards their work”.
Going by her enthusiasm, we think that our energy and passion has definitely rubbed on to her.
Talking about Daily moved on with us asking her about her tasks in the office. No, we don’t burden our interns with work. And no, we don’t get our interns to grab donuts and coffee for us. Okay, donuts are fattening and we drink beer so scratch that. Coming back to Rash (as we fondly call her), she said that though initially nervous, she is now confident to dabble in everything she can. She further added that she has learnt a great deal about all facets of a startup after joining us. “Choosing to join a startup was a conscious decision since I wanted to do learn about operations management, HR, accounting and all the tiny bits about running a business. I did not want to limit myself to just development work”, she elaborated on why she chose a startup for her internship. Good decision, we say!

Rash hard at work
Rash hard at work

Other than learning about the nitty-gritty of day-to-day operations at Daily, Rash said that she’s also getting to improve her communication skills. She would like to use her enhanced interpersonal skills in the Sales arena. “Once I am well-versed with the business and am confident enough, I would like to go out and bring more clients for Daily”, she included.

It’s impressive to see Rash’s drive and zeal to learn more and do more. After all, these two qualities form the core of Team Daily.

While we can go on and on talking about work, we switched topics and asked Rashmi about fun at work. “Like I said earlier, every day at Daily is full of fun and laughter”, she said giggling thinking of all the usual antics of Daily-ians. When asked to narrate an incident, she spoke about the time Leo came into the office. “Amir’s puppy, Leo, is adorable. Playing with him while working is a lot of fun. When Leo was in the office, seeing Jessie also try and play with him was interesting. It was all the more interesting since Jessie is scared of dogs”, she said while looking at a visible embarrassed Jessie and bursting with laughter. “Also”, she went on, “playing with the drone in the office is another stress buster. But I get everyone staring at me when I crash it against the wall”. Yes, Rash, we get worried that we might just lose our beloved drone.
Work is all fun and games especially at this time of year. When inquired about her Holiday plans, Rash said that she did not have any concrete plans but looks forward to absorbing Vancouver’s Holiday spirit. With various activities and events going on, we are sure that Rash will have a gala time.

We are all in Holiday mode and mood. How about you? While you enjoy some hot chocolate, we’ll get back to working hard to bring you some exciting surprises next year. Till then, have a great time y’all! 😀

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It’s Showtime!

If you know us, you would know that tonight’s The Night.

We are airing tonight on Dragons’ Den’s Premiere episode. Yes, Dragons’ Den and the Premiere episode. We are way too excited than we actually should be.

Now, whatever goes on in the Den, you will be able to catch it on TV. But, what about the things that happened while we were filming? What do you expect to see on the Den? This question and that question. Hold on!

We are here to update you.

Let’s get started from the beginning.
(After all, what is a story without an awesome start?)

A few months back, we were busy sharing our preparations with you. Didn’t we prepare oh-so-perfectly for the Den?
To jog your memory, some pictures of us preparing for the show.

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The Team working hard.

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It’s all about the numbers, you see!

After planning, preparing and practicing, we finally met with the Dragons.

When Daily Delivery met with the Dragons, this is what happened.

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How sharp do they look?

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We are here to pitch and pitch with confidence. Oh, pitching to the Dragons involves a lot of fun (if you know what we mean!)

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All eyes on Us.

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But did we impress the Dragons? You will have to find out on tonight’s episode.

Finally, being the soft souls that we are, we are again going to be thanking all the amazing folks who have helped us and are continuously helping us to reach greater heights.

Here is a BIG THANK YOU going out to you, you, yes, you, too!

In short, a BIG THANK YOU to All Our Investors, Our Customers, Our Partners, Our Delivery Specialists, Our Internal Team and Our Well-wishers 🙂
You all inspire us day in and day out to better and better.

p.s. Do not forget to watch us getting grilled by the Dragons tonight 😉

Hello Seattle, Toronto and Montreal!

This Summer has really been very busy for your Team Daily. In just the last post, we were talking about the highlights of our Summer and now we are back again with some major announcement.

But hey, hold on, this is just a part of the many more exciting announcements that we will be making in the coming few weeks.

And if you have read our last blogpost, you would know that we have a big surprise for you and this is just Part 1 of it.

Although the title screams it out loud and clear, let’s still make it official, Team Daily has a finalized list of the next three markets it would be launching next… Seattle, Toronto and Montreal.
C’mon, make some noise for the Bowtie Squad *drum rolls*

The whole team has been working day in and day out to get everything in place so that our new customers also experience nothing but the best.

From partners to customer groups, from prices to promotional material, from delivery specialists to bowtie designs, we have been carefully analyzing and planning for each of these elements.

In the first leg of our launch, we will be launching Downtown Toronto, Downtown Seattle, and Downtown Montreal.  Now you would be wondering why Seattle, Toronto and Montreal?

Seattle because we love our neighbours. Aside from some of our existing partners, it is closer in proximity to Vancouver, similar weather conditions (Rain, WE LOVE U) it will be easier for us to test waters before we look into entering other markets.

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If we are to capture the National market, no better place than Toronto. Having a strong base in Vancouver and Toronto will be the beginning of us seizing the on-demand delivery scene of Canada.

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Moving into Montreal is only going to help us establish ourselves better in the East Coast along with Toronto.

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This year has been very eventful and the next year is going to be phenomenal since – you got that right – we will be launching in more cities. We are looking to gain a strong foothold in the National Market and also moving into other markets across the board. More cities mean covering more neighbourhoods which results in more convenience for everyone.

While looking to capture new markets, we are opening up another round of investment to strengthen our presence in the current market. So, BIG things are on the way… so be prepared to experience Daily’s magic in the coming year.

To the awesome folks in Seattle, Toronto and Montreal –

If you are a Restaurant/ Store looking to outsource your delivery services, look no no further than the Bowtie Squad. Shoot us an email now to learn more about our services.

For all the Customers, we guarantee an under-an-hour delivery from all of your favorites stores and restaurant. The Bowtie Squad is the answer to your prayers for personal concierge services at the most nominal price. Call, click or tap and we will be at your service!

If building the community and connecting with others is your thing, apply now to be a Delivery Specialist with us. Serve your neighbourhood, make some friends, and do all this while making some extra money.

As you would know, we are very Team orientated. So, when we are launching not One but Three New Markets, we have to thank our team.
First and foremost, Our Investors who have continuously shown faith in us.
Our Partners who value our service and know how it is different than every other delivery service out there.
Our Customers who use Daily to add more comfort and convenience to their lives.
Our Delivery Specialists who create magic and make Daily Delivery look fabulous.

Last but not the least, our Admin Team that breathes unity.

Ambition runs in the blood of Team Daily and seeing ourselves a little more closer to our dream of serving more customer makes us immensely happy.

If you are just as excited as we are, Keep Calm because we have a lot more announcements and news coming for you shortly.

And on that note, See You Soon Seattle, Toronto and Montreal folks!

What is Saturday morning after a Friday night?

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Picture Credit – Vancitybuzz.com

What is Saturday morning after a Friday night? Well, last night was game night. Before everything else, we trust that everyone had a productive week 😉  Some of you might be a little bit hungover, and some may still even have those deadlines hanging, but just hold on! There still is one more game this weekend. Yeaaa!

For now, the only finger you’ll need to get your fix is the one you use for clicking. Stay at home, relax… You can even invite your friends over and you won’t even have to lift another finger. Skip the dishes and order online. We have got you covered (as always!)

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Picture credit – myasianplanet.com

Just as the hype for the ‘standard’ New Year is slowly going down low , here comes the Chinese New Year! As Vancouver is considered one of the most diverse cities in the world, let us all celebrate another New Year! (Can we renew our ‘New Year’ resolutions now?)

The Chinese New Year is also called the Lunar New Year, and is also the mark of Spring Festival. One of the best and most popular things people look out for during this hearty event besides the Dragon dance, lanterns, and red envelopes, is the food (Yes, our love for food and all things food makes us see only food!)

Food is very important in Chinese tradition, as there are customs that need to be followed before actually digging in…. like respect, where elders must be served first before anyone on the table. Another thing is that, Chinese cuisine takes extensive prep and cooking times, but you can bet that it’s always worth the wait!

However, you don’t have to wait this Chinese New Year! We are here to help (as always!) So don’t let the foodie in you miss out. Order with us and enjoy your New Year hassle free!

Team DD wishes you all a foodilious and blessed New Year ahead!

Single on Valentine’s? No more!

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Picture Credit – Favim.com

With a gloomy welcome to February, all that we are seeing around is rain, clouds and yes, hearts!

Hearts? Yes, THE Valentine’s Day that everyone seems to be celebrating is finally here!

Have you ever thought about how Valentine’s should not only be restricted to couples? What about the other people you love? What about yourself?

Yeaaaa! Yourself! Don’t we all love ourselves?

To aall the Singles out there, Happy Single Awareness Day! C’mon, it’s not a bad thing… whether you chose the single life or the single life chose you, it has it perks either way. Haven’t you ever thought of being like, “I’ve been single for a while and I have to say, it’s going well. Like….it’s working out. I think I’m the one.” But you know, sometimes it is kind of heart melting to receive something for being just an awesome person. Something is just too special when it’s delivered. So why not get something delivered and we can do this all day! Take a break from that “Single life (sigh)”, and be “Yaaaaaaz, the single life!!” Whether it is a meal and coffee for you to enjoy, or a tub of ice-cream for you to cry over being single (Not!) or a book you want to curl up and read, we will deliver anything for you (Well, almost anything!)

Forget about others, we are just a click away from you!

Mid-week Blues or Reds?

Picture Credit - Getty Images
Picture Credit – Getty Images

Wednesday is here and so is the weekend! (Yes, let us focus on the brighter things) This weekend is not going to be your typical weekend since it is THE #Valentine’s weekend!

And now, it is Happy almost Valentine’s day! How convenient is it that this year #hearts fall on a Saturday? That’s right. Almost all of us have plans for this night, but why not make it an all-day #date. The evening can be a surprise, ofcourse!

But guess what?! This year’s Valentine’s will be different and better! You don’t have to make reservations or go gift shopping this time. Not sure how? Plan it and we’ll help you with everything from the food, drinks, arrangements, flowers, and you name it. Order with us on our website, specify what you need and where you want it to be delivered and we’ll take care of the rest. We will make sure that you don’t get caught with the surprises. Everybody wins!

 

Make Some Memories this Family Day!

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Picture Credit – Montco Happening

Family day weekend is here folks. Don’t let it be another loong, boring and lazy weekend! Actually celebrate the day with your Family! Stay at home this weekend, pull out those board games for something different. Nothing says #Throwback and #Funtimes like good ol’Snakes and Ladders, Game of Life, or Monopoly type of a day. Since your dear plants are missing you, you may want to pamper them. And yes, a fun watch on Netflix will also help cheer everyone up. A marathon run of Friends also sounds great, right? How can we forget about those New Year’s Resolutions you made for 2015 just a few weeks ago? Well, it is time to check to see how on track you are!

But wait……what about the grocery shopping? Oh, and the laundry pickup? Relax! Sometimes taking advantage of the weekend does not mean running around to get the groceries or picking up your laundry. Take advantage by skipping the line and the hassle, take advantage of ordering online through us. Your break is yours, but your hassles are on us. This family day, make memories and not to-do lists!

 

Pick your Super Bowl side and orders today!

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Yeaaa! The time is here again to reunite with old friends and gather around your flatscreens today afternoon. THE Super Bowl game for 2015 is here!

Let’s be real, not everyone cheering wildly from their homes or at the pub are hardcdore football fans but that does not mean we can’t pretend to be one! Whether you are cheering on the Seahawks or the Patriots…or even Katy Perry during halftime (no judgement), here is how you can successfully enjoy the game and release the inner football coach within:

  1. Invite your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors (did we leave anyone out?!). Fans or not, the more the merrier, right!?
  2. Make sure there are enough chairs/seating for your guests.
  3. Football theme every single thing. Amping up the home decor will really pump up the mood!
  4. Order three times the food and adult beverages you THINK you will need as there’s always room for more food (erm, and drinks as well)…always.
  5. Most importantly, make sure to place all your food orders and last minute errands with us on game day!

Who wants to be running around town last minute to grab platters of buffalo wings right before kick-off? We know, you don’t. Or even worse, you run out of food way before Ms.Perry even hits the halftime stage! We have you covered! Place your orders with us today and our Delivery Specialists will come and save you the worry and time. After all, You deserve a Break! (especially during the Super Bowl!)

This Saturday, get your Brunch game on!

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It’s Friday once again! We are sure your “party mode” is on. The Friday hangover can be quite..well, messy. Ever wondered why Friday is so far away from Monday yet Monday comes in so soon after Friday? We can’t figure that out still. Just when you thought you have it all sorted for the weekend, here comes…the hangover, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!

By the time you get over the hangover, it’s Saturday…..we totally get you! But enough of that getting up late and wondering what to do. Here’s a tip to hopefully get you motivated: Get your BRUNCH GAME on. The word itself says it all! Breakfast + Lunch, so it’s always good to get a mix of food (or maybe even wine, too) going on. Instead of going heavy like your are having breakfast or going light like you are having lunch, mix and match your favorite dishes.Order from wherever you please and we will be happy to be a part of your Brunch game.

Enjoy and relax because you Deserve a Break!