By now you’ve no doubt seen that many food service chains (e.g. Taco Bell) have begun offering mobile food ordering. With mobile ordering, customers can open an app on their mobile device, browse the menu, submit an order, and make payment remotely. The order can then be delivered, or the customer can come in to pick it up on their way home.
If you’re a small local spot, you may be skeptical of how mobile ordering can fit into your business, whether you’re concerned that the costs may be high, that a mobile app might complicate things, that your customers won’t use it, or you have other concerns. If this is you, we have a simple message:
Creating a mobile ordering app is easy and surprisingly cost effective!
Why offer mobile ordering?
The biggest benefit is that it can increase revenue. By opening up a new channel for order submissions, your existing customers may submit orders more frequently, and new customers may also be attracted to your business.
The main reason for this is convenience. Instead of having to locate a menu, call in over the din of your restaurant, and repeat credit card details, the customer now has an easy option. Even if they’re out and about, they can check out your offerings, put in special requests easily, and click to send their order in. Mobile ordering also allows for favorite items and payment details to be saved, so orders can be submitted quickly.
This also saves your staff time as well. There’s less time spent on the phone, and less time spent writing down orders. You may also see an increase in order accuracy, since nothing is repeated over a bad phone connection, and instructions are recorded in order notes if there are special requests.
In addition to mobile ordering, XPLORION Mobile Apps from Logifusion have loads of other features that can benefit your business. We won’t overwhelm you with a full list here, but with the ability to send push notifications to your customers regarding new promotions, offer mobile loyalty programs, and earn social referrals for your business, mobile apps can generate a ton of value for your business.
Is it hard to set up mobile ordering?
Not at all. The XPLORION has been used by 100’s of companies to create simple, beautiful, functional mobile apps. The process is step-by-step, easy to follow, and we complete your app quickly. And our price is a low monthly subscription fee that saves you thousands when compared to custom app design firms. Once your app is approved and uploaded to your desired app marketplaces (e.g. Apple’s App Store and Google Play), you can promote it to customers and start taking your first mobile orders.
It really is that simple.