Here we go again with our second lockdown!
Online food ordering has been around in the restaurant industry for a long time! However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, online order has gone through the roof, making desirable convenience an absolute must for restaurant survival.
Mobile Apps have helped Cafes and Restaurant businesses stay afloat during Covid, and online ordering offers many advantages to customers. Today’s blog will cover a few benefits of online food ordering for customers today and beyond. First, the long-growing service bloomed during the pandemic, providing businesses with unexpected opportunities.
The first time around in lockdown, we were on L plates.
This time around, we know what we have to do to survive. Anyone that hasn’t will be struggling; Covid is here to stay, so an online mobile app is a solution. And not just any app but your personal branded business app. Keep the profit in your pocket; don’t give it to the big food delivery companies. You are giving away your profit, which is money you need for your restaurant or cafe.
The Covid pandemic has been massive for mobile ordering, driving more customers to download cafe and restaurant apps and sign up for restaurant loyalty programs. As a result, many businesses have reported a considerable increase in mobile app usage in the last few weeks.
The result has provided the industry with an opportunity to drive more business, and indeed, most operators did not expect it just a few months ago. In addition, the pandemic has sped consumers’ shift online, leading more companies to unleash mobile ordering functions or boost their existing apps to keep these consumers and drive more sales.
One of the most apparent benefits of a customer view is the app’s seamless process. For example, the online food ordering app allows customers to place an order anytime, from anywhere, saving them time and resources to look up the menu on the website. Also, customers tend to order more when they can do it in their own time, and an app will do just that with no rush. Or it can be as simple as people pre-order their coffee on the way to work or just on their morning walk, with no line-up. But now, when covid is very active, it helps fewer people hanging around waiting to order and pick up, keeps everyone safer, and your business running smoothly.
Another advantage of a food ordering app for your customers is reordering custom and favourite orders and improving order accuracy. It can also help boost your relationship with your customers, which will lead to greater ordering frequency.
A few months ago, fewer human contacts during restaurant visits were merely a preference; Covid-19 has prioritised that preference.
During COVID-19, minimal contact helps protect customers, employees, and the public from spreading the virus. But even as that spread slows, customers may continue to enjoy the minimal contact that online ordering can offer as it can accommodate busy schedules. Also, it has become a way of living online ordering. Not only for cafes and restaurants but for your everyday shopping, food, clothes and much more.
With your own branded app, you can send push notifications and offer enticing promotions to keep your current customers happy and help acquire new customers. As a result, push notifications can help drum up more sales and satisfied customers.
Customers may also discover new dishes and menu options by browsing your digital menu, complete with appealing, high-quality food photos. Eating is fun and can be an adventure, and online ordering can be a part of your customers’ food-loving journey. It is possible with an online food ordering app, your own branded cafe/restaurant app.
The benefits that online ordering can offer are many to your business and your customers; Mobilise Solutions online ordering system may be the right one for you. Mobilise Solution is an innovative solution that enables users to print directly to your existing printer in front of the house, kitchen and bar; we integrate the app into your current pos system. As a result, mobilise Solutions has what restaurants and cafes need to run smoothly with less hassle and less cost.
During Covid, we helped many businesses get online and stay afloat and ready for any challenges coming their way.
The way Covid is going right now, we will be in lockdown for many more weeks, and even after, there will be restrictions on how to run your business. No big groups, 4 square meter rules etc.
If you are not happy with giving away your profit to a third party delivery company and the services they deliver, then we are the solution for you. From Monday the 19th of August to Sunday the 30th of September, we will build your own branded app for less than 1/2 the price, $750 for your basic app for the next seven weeks. I know what you are thinking; how about the delivery part, don’t worry, we got you covered.
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