In January 2018, Jeff Longo opened a second NYPD Pizza Orlando location in Hunter’s Creek. After years of not offering online ordering for his delivery and takeout customers, Longo decided that his new point of sale system would have to have that option.
A few weeks ago, we described online ordering as the “new front door” for many pizzerias. Your online ordering site is often a new customer’s first experience with your brand. That’s why it’s so critical that the ordering process be seamless from your customer’s point of view.
To your web-savvy customers, loading a slow online ordering website feels like walking up to a restaurant and seeing a long line. They won’t wait. They won’t order—they go somewhere else. For customers who find you online, the ordering site is your new front door.
While it may feel like you have less control over your customers’ first impressions online than you do in the store, that doesn’t have to be the case. Let’s take a look at a few things to look for in an online ordering provider to meet customer expectations and increase online sales.
From the 2018 Pizza International Expo, SpeedLine is pleased to announce a new online ordering service for SpeedLine customers. SpeedDine offers fast, affordable, and convenient online ordering that integrates directly with the SpeedLine POS.
An effective loyalty program can mean the difference between a fickle or strong customer base. As we’ve discussed before, a review of your POS database will likely reveal that the top 5% of your best customers bring in close to 20% of your revenue. Those customers are critical to your ongoing cash flow—and represent your best opportunity for growth, if you can encourage add-on sales and more frequent orders through a rewards program.
A year and a half ago, Domenick Montanile, owner of Venezia’s New York Style Pizza, signed up with Chowly after reading about the integration with his SpeedLine POS in a POS Quick Tips newsletter. Third-party online ordering was gaining popularity with Venezia’s customers, but causing big operational challenges in the restaurants.
The last year brought about some big changes to the pizzeria industry, from increases in online ordering, to native mobile apps, robotic delivery, and third party delivery. In today’s post, we’ve collected the what we expect to be the hot pizzeria tech topics in 2018:
Based on statistics released in 2016, more than 80% of all internet users own a smartphone. These people are your current and potential customers, and you need to meet them where they are—on their smartphones.
Smartphone adoption rates are even higher for people between the ages of 18 and 49—more than 90%. Another study also revealed that this group spends 89% of their screen time using mobile apps, but only 11% on mobile browsers. The case for building a mobile app for any business is stronger now than ever before.
Online ordering is increasingly a necessity for delivery restaurants. According to a study by orderTalk, almost two thirds of Americans order meals online. But as online ordering has gained popularity, customer expectations have also increased.
Here is a look at how five pizza chains are tackling those expectations—and what makes them awesome.
In the latest SpeedLine Point of Sale software release, we introduced a new gift card integration with long-time loyalty partner Paytronix. This week, we invited Paytronix’s own Tara Eriksen to tell you a little more about it.
Batman and Robin, Tyrion and Daenerys, Brady and Belichick… At Paytronix, we love a good superhero/sidekick pairing. “Better Together” is definitely an unofficial motto for our company.
So when we released our Paytronix and SpeedLine integration earlier this summer, it was a pretty special moment. New product capabilities always have us feeling jazzed—plus, there was cake!
Topics: customer loyalty, gift cards, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Listening to your Customers, mobile ordering, Paytronix, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, restaurant technology, SpeedLine POS, Uncategorized