Archive for the “Online Ordering & Delivery” Category

Why the Customer Feedback Loop Is So Important

This blog has recently been focused on simplifying the shopping process. We’ve recommended ways that restaurants and c-stores can make the shopping experience more convenient and we’ve delved into the technologies that will help enable those experiences in 5 Ways To Help Create a Frictionless Customer Experience.

Additionally, greater detail on the subject can be found in the new Paytronix e-book: Convenience Is the New Currency: How Decreasing Friction Increases Profits.

Some of the biggest brands are adopting the strategies and technologies needed to achieve a frictionless shopping experience. But true frictionless commerce can be a moving target.

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5 Ways To Help Create a Frictionless Customer Experience

Brands are constantly searching for ways to make the customer experience easier and more rewarding. After all, a better shopping experience will increase customer loyalty, visits, and spend.

How can restaurant and c-store brands make the shopping experience simpler at a time when consumers expect the items they order to literally appear on their doorstep? Whether they are shopping online, on their phones, or in the store, your customers seek convenience. The answer – by creating a frictionless customer experience.

What is a Frictionless Customer Experience?

In business terms, “friction” refers to how easy or difficult it is for a consumer to reach the end goal of making a purchase. Every element that makes an experience less convenient adds friction. However, many business owners are entirely unaware of exactly how much friction their average customer experiences with each transaction. Decreasing friction not only increases sales and brand loyalty, but it can also lure shoppers away from competitors.

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Why Online Ordering Is Now Essential for C-Stores

It’s not news to any c-store owner that competition for customers and spend is higher than ever. In addition to the many direct competitors in the industry, convenience stores have to contend with fast-food restaurants, big-box retailers like Walmart and Target, and even online giants like Amazon.

The c-stores that continue to thrive despite these challengers will be the ones that best adapt their businesses to meet new consumer trends, wants, and needs.  

In addition to offering reward programs, one of the biggest requests by customers is online ordering and delivery. In the past, c-stores might have thought implementing an online ordering system wouldn’t apply to their business – but times have changed and this is only the beginning.

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Create a Restaurant Online Ordering Platform That Wins

Online ordering is a significant part of restaurant success. Getting in the game and scoring big depends on implementing the right restaurant online ordering system. According to a National Restaurant Association study, 37 percent of restaurants now offer online ordering and the same percentage of them consider customer ordering to be the most important area of technology development over the next five years. Online and mobile ordering is especially popular with millennial and Gen Z customers, who are predicted to account for 70% of delivery orders by 2020. What’s the best game plan for providing the convenience, speed, and accuracy that your guests want? Achieving the following seven objectives will help put your ordering and delivery strategy in the end zone.

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