Liquor stores in India opened up briefly to aid our economy, but as social distancing went for a toss, the stores were hurriedly shut again. Most states, understandably, have relied on contactless delivery to get alcohol to the customers. However, a Kochi-based start-up, Faircode Technologies Private Limited, has come up with a new solution, or rather an app, to help people place orders for alcohol.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new alcohol buying app: BevQ
1. About the app
Simply put, the app gives you a token that you can scan at your nearest alcohol store and get your desired alcohol. As the app’s Google Play Store description says, “BevQ is a virtual queue application and token generator service provided by Kerala state beverages corporation ltd. In order to maintain social distancing especially in this Covid-19 scenario, this app will be usable and the client can book a queue number and token for assuring his place in the queue in the specified time slot.”
2. How it works
For starters, the app does not deliver alcohol to you. Instead, it gives you a virtual queue token. Once you have entered your desired amount of alcohol and location, the e-token will be generated. The token includes your address, district, time slot (for pick-up) and a QR code. The app also uses GPS to guide you to your nearest licensed liquor stores.
3. Where can you use it
As of now, the app is only available in Kerala. However, Zomato and Swiggy have started deliveries in most other states too. Additionally, you can also check out our step-by-step guide on alcohol delivery in Delhi and Mumbai.