On Point: the restaurant technology blog

SpeedDine: Simple Online Ordering for NYPD Pizza Hunter’s Creek

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 @ 08:11 AM

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.

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Topics: SpeedDine, online ordering, Online Ordering, drive online sales, mobile ordering, SpeedLine Customers, customer story, customer of the month, Customer Service

The Online Customer Experience

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 09:04 AM

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.

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Topics: Customer Service, mobile ordering, Online Marketing, Online Ordering, online ordering, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, Restaurant Technology, SEO

Online Ordering: Your New Front Door

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 08:04 AM

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.

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Topics: mobile ordering, Online Marketing, Online Ordering, online ordering, PCI, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, SEO, SpeedLine Customers

SpeedDine: New from SpeedLine

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 @ 09:03 AM

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.

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Topics: International Pizza Expo, mobile ordering, Online Ordering, online ordering, Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine POS News

Designing a Pizzeria Loyalty Program

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Feb 01, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

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.

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Topics: customer loyalty, mobile ordering, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology

SpeedLine and Chowly: Linking Third-Party Online Ordering Sites to Your POS

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

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.

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Topics: mobile ordering, Online Ordering, online ordering, restaurant aggregators, restaurant technology, third-party online ordering sites

2018 Pizza, Delivery, & Restaurant Technology Trends

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Jan 04, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

Happy 2018!

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:

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Topics: delivery, Delivery, mobile ordering, Online Ordering, online ordering, pizza POS, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology

5 Reasons Your Pizzeria Needs a Mobile App

Posted by Amin Yazdani on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

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.

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Topics: mobile ordering, Online Ordering, online ordering, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology

Five Guest-Pleasing Pizza Online Ordering Sites

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

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. 

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Topics: Customer Service, mobile ordering, Online Ordering, online ordering, Restaurant Technology

Paytronix Guest Post: With Our Powers Combined… We Are Gift Card Integrated!

Posted by Tara Eriksen on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 07:09 AM

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!

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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

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