Bamboo sees revenue rise by more than 400% in 2021; announces Square’s first Irish consumer partnership

An Irish food ordering app has seen its revenue rocket by more than 400% in the last year as part of its mission to help the local hospitality industry recover from the impact of the pandemic. Dublin headquartered Bamboo also experienced an uplift in customers of 230%, with orders rising by 136% in the 12 months to July 2021.

Bamboo allows customers to order and pay from hundreds of restaurants, cafés and hotels across Ireland seamlessly through its app and suite of ordering tools. Bamboo gives hospitality businesses a platform to offer advance ordering and contactless pickup for their customers.

To help fuel its growth, Bamboo has agreed a new partnership with Square, the globally trusted software, payments, and hardware solution.

The partnership with Square, the first of its kind in Ireland, will help Bamboo increase its support of local hospitality businesses by introducing Square’s point-of-sale technology to help manage orders and payment processing.

The new technology will be a major driving force in helping to increase sales for Bamboo’s partners across Ireland.

One of the many venues to benefit from Bamboo’s partnership with Square is On The Go Coffee Co. in Buncrana. Andrea Kelly, Owner of On The Go, said:

“Being a part of the Bamboo platform means we can offer a click and collect service to our customers without the hassle and cost of investing in additional technology. Bamboo’s partnership with Square will make our experience with the app even better, giving us access to world-class payments technology that will really help our business continue to grow.”

In addition to the point-of-sale technology, Bamboo’s partners will also be able to leverage Square’s vertically integrated restaurant technology to help them get online and easily manage orders from the Bamboo platform.

Nicholas Harris, Head of Partnerships at Square UK, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Bamboo and understand the huge demand in Ireland for safe and seamless mobile food ordering. We know that together, we can provide the tools to help F&B businesses adapt and grow as they look toward the future after an unpredictable year.”

 With hundreds of venues in Ireland relying on Bamboo to order ahead for a contactless pick up, it is now accelerating hiring and investing heavily in on-boarding new restaurants, cafés, bars and hotels as it introduces the next generation of in-venue dining to Ireland.

Conor Moules, Country Manager at Bamboo, added: “Our partnership with Square is the latest in a long line of amazing things that are happening at Bamboo, all designed to help our partners reach more customers and increase their sales. Teaming up with Square will not only help our partners, but it’s also a clear signal of Bamboo’s intent to dominate the Irish food apps market; something we’re well on our way to achieving after a trailblazing period of growth in the last 12 months.” 

Square’s suite of products are designed to seamlessly work with each other to save businesses time and money, reduce inefficiencies from managing multiple systems, and help sellers grow their businesses in the future.

Additionally, Square offers fair, transparent, and merchant-friendly pricing for business software and payment processing without requiring long-term contracts or extra fees. Square takes care of fraud prevention, dispute management, security, and compliance at no additional cost. Businesses can access their funds as soon as the next working day and only pay a transaction fee when they accept a card or mobile payment.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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