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Gearing Up for the Future of Online Ordering

A woman receives a meal through a phoneThe competition is fierce for guests’ online business, and restaurants and c-stores are working to keep their brands competitive and stay on top of platforms as they grow ever more sophisticated and ease-of-ordering takes center stage.

Now is the time to prepare yourself — and your business — by learning about the new features and differentiators hitting the market, how they’ll impact the guest experience, and which will be critical to your brand’s success.

You’ll get a great head start by checking out the recent Paytronix webinar How to Prepare for Next Generation Online Ordering.

Highlights included overviews of:

Menu testing. Your menu’s presentation online really impacts how guests interact with it. Menu variant testing allows you to run different versions of your menu at the same time to determine which is most profitable. […]

P.F. Chang’s Tana Davila recognized as Innovator by HT’s Top Women in Tech

HT Top Women in Tech Award LogoIn March of last year, P.F. Chang’s overhauled its entire business model in a matter of days as statewide lockdowns went into effect across the country. On-premises dining, which had previously accounted for 80% of the brand’s business, evaporated overnight.

In less than six months, the brand launched a new online ordering front-end, a new table management system and reservations engine, major upgrades to the mobile app built by Paytronix, and new contactless technology at the table.

The result: takeout business doubled in 2020, and delivery business more than tripled compared to 2019. The brand’s loyalty database, powered by Paytronix, grew by 350,000 guests last year. […]

Deliver the Perfectly Relevant Message with One-to-One Campaigns

imagine of sandwich and $10 off couponAt its core, artificial intelligence-driven marketing aims to communicate with guests on such a personal level that it’s as if each campaign were crafted specifically for them. Using the Paytronix AI to IA(sm) tools Advanced Segmentation and Predictive Analytics together, campaigns can be automated to target guests on an individualized and recurring basis.  

Two of the most common of these one-to-one campaigns are the Missed Visit Campaign and the Visit Challenge.    […]

Know Your Guests’ Next Move Before it Happens with Predictive Analytics

Understanding a guest’s next move before it happens would completely change a marketer’s strategy, from simply deciding who they should email to determining how rich of an offer to send to a particular segment of guests.  

Once a function of educated guessing and a bit of luck, making predictions like these is now possible through a Paytronix AI to IA feature known as Predictive Analytics.  

Predictive Analytics is a series of AI-driven models built by Paytronix data scientists that make assumptions about the behavior of guests based on their previous actions. Through analyzing the billions of historical data points we’ve collected over the last 20 years, meaningful scores have been developed.   […]