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Technology helps businesses roll out delivery and pick-up options

An Austin-based technology company is helping essential businesses stay afloat by getting them set up for online ordering, pick-up and delivery.

AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin-based technology company has been working on a way to help businesses streamline delivery. 

"But, given the pressures that were on a tremendous amount of people and businesses, we felt that we didn't have a choice but to roll this out and help people," said Matt Walton, founder and CEO of Yorcue

Walton said he and co-founder and COO Arjun Raman had been working on this slowly but surely until the coronavirus started impacting businesses by either forcing them to temporarily close or move to a to-go model. 

"We had realized that a lot of the capabilities we put together, basically enabling companies to do online ordering, take scheduling and set up pick-up dates, was absolutely really critical," said Walton. 

The technology helps businesses get set up for online ordering, pick-up and delivery. 

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"But delivery in a different way," said Walton. "What we're doing, and what our patent is enabling us to do, is basically connect e-commerce to movable inventory that could be in a car or in a truck." 

Currently, Walton and Raman are doing this for free. 

"I’m an entrepreneur by trade," said Walton. "And I know what it’s like to be in a position where you’re facing a completely dire situation where you have zero control of it and you don’t know what to do." 

He said their goal is to help people and help essential businesses digitize quickly. 

"Matt and I, we're just working around the clock," said Raman about one of the businesses they're working to get online-ready. "Getting their website up and running, giving them a clean template for online ordering, where you can do three things: One, you pick up what you want, you schedule it, you pay electronically, and ... you pick it up." 

They said their technology will help businesses be able to still sell their products while following the stay-at-home orders. 

"And what we're building is a way to think about that, all businesses can connect to that in an equal playing field, in a fair playing field, and more importantly in a sustainable playing field," said Raman. 

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