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Online ordering for restaurants and foodservice businesses has skyrocketed in the last few months due to social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Restaurant Association in the United States suggested shifting your sales strategy to online in an article on April 20 2020. They said, “Social distancing has increased the adoption of online ordering as people spend more time at home. Having an ecommerce presence has never been more important to close the distance between you and customers.”
To avoid the huge commissions charged by online ordering sites like Postmates and GrubHub, you can use an online ordering system that can integrate with your restaurant website. Let’s look at how you can achieve this with a small budget.
An online ordering system makes it possible for your customers to order meals and have them delivered to their homes on a website or a mobile app.
First, it offers convenience for diners and hence better customer experience.
Secondly, it generates more orders and hence sales revenue through search engine marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, online offers and promos which you could not have done without a website.
Thirdly, it automates your ordering processes and hence higher labor productivity.
Fourthly, it avoids commissions on every sale that you pay to third-party food ordering sites or apps.
Fifthly, it reduces human errors during ordering processes especially when your restaurant gets very busy.
Additionally, diners who order online usually spend more than those on-premise diners because the former simply has more time to think while being at home or commuting.
Finally, it can have more addon features like integration with your website, online payment, marketing tools, branded mobile apps, and many more.
WordPress is the world’s leading content management system (CMS) trusted by over 35% of all the website users worldwide.
The following restaurant franchise businesses use WordPress to power their websites.
The following are among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants using WordPress to power their websites.
The Online Ordering For Restaurants provided by GloriaFood is the best online food ordering plugin for WordPress restaurant websites. As of today, it is being used by about 14,805 restaurants around the world.
You will get a restaurant menu, online food ordering and restaurant booking system. All free, no fees, no hidden costs, no commissions – for unlimited food orders and restaurant reservations.
Below are the features.
How can you get the benefits of having online ordering for restaurants while avoiding the huge commissions charged by online ordering sites or the huge upfront restaurant business software implementation costs?
A WordPress eCommerce website with the off-the-shelf Online Food Ordering System for Restaurants product can be a very cost-effective way to beat your competitors.
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