Cambodia’s digital startups help blunt economic impact of COVID-19

An uptick in business, especially in the delivery of food and essential items, is enhancing resilience in the wake of the crisis.

Business is booming for Cambodian online startup Grocerdel, which delivers fresh farm produce and locally made products in the capital Phnom Penh.

Since COVID-19 struck, it has seen orders skyrocket by over 180% as people have resorted to shopping online and limited their movements to contain the spread of the virus.

Grocerdel’s sales have shot up nearly 165%, forcing the startup to increase its staff by 50% to cope with the spike in demand, while taking measures to protect its employees and consumers alike.

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