Service delivers food and products to customers

Delivery

Delivery

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After senior Cody Peacock saw delivery businesses at other colleges, he decided it was time to start his own in Bowling Green.

Cody and his wife Mallory, who is also a senior at the University, are both owners of the newly established BG Delivered, a food and grocery delivery service that brings food and other items to people’s homes, offices, residence halls and apartments. People call in and place an order of what they need and is automatically delivered to them.

For example the business delivers food and items from places such as Kroger, Meijer, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Wendy’s Burger King, ect and from any restaurant that doesn’t already have a delivery system.

Cody said he thought the idea of bringing this sort of service to town would be beneficial to everyone who doesn’t want to drive to get food or groceries.

“It would be a nice addition to the Bowling Green community,” Cody said. “I figured we could start it up and see how it goes and it’s been going great so far.”

After opening the business a month ago, the company has five part time student and two graduate employees.

Cody said the company is paperless meaning that customers can order online by filling out a form describing what it is they want, or they can call the office and have BG Delivered fill out the form for the customer. The order is then sent as an email to one of the delivery employee’s iPad.

Three of the employees are delivery drivers who are alerted by a message sent to their iPad when someone has placed an order and where to deliver that item. They go back to the store, use their “business card” to swipe out the items and go to deliver it.

The customers have three options of paying: through the online order, cash, or when swiping their credit card through a portable iPad credit card device.

This acts as a way to pay back the employees who swipe their “business card” from the store to take the items to the customer.

The other three employees consist of office workers who take orders and do paperwork.

There is no limit to how many items one can order to be delivered.

Mallory serves as a delivery driver and said although she and Cody are both from Cleveland where many of the restaurants and stores are spread throughout the city, paying for gas isn’t difficult here in town because of how small and close everything is.

“It hasn’t been a huge problem because everything is so close together,” Mallory said. “We get paid 50 cents for each order delivered, too.”

Office employee Kristin Schnerer started working at the business in June and said Cody asked her to work for the business after becoming friends with him at Cru, a church group at the University. She enjoys working there because her job requires her to use qualities rather than her customer service ones.

“It’s great because I’m a creative person myself and I get to make flyers and posters for us,” Schnerer said. “I can’t work at a place where I do the same thing constantly and it’s fun here because every day there is something random for me to do.”

Cody said the delivery is still in the beginning stages of development and is going to find out what people want once the 2013-2014 school year begins at the end of August.

“We’re not here to get rich, we’re here to make a profit,” Cody said. “When the kids come back we’re going to reevaluate where we’re at and where our prices are at because we want to go as low as we can so we can serve the most people.”

BG Delivered will be handing out free shirts at Campus Fest in September and can be reached at 419-352-3131 Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.