Best Online Ordering Systems
It’s a time of unprecedented uncertainty for food trucks, and there are plenty of trucks and caterers out there wondering how to safely navigate a world without crowds. Thankfully, there are companies helping food trucks survive. Take a look at this list of options for third party delivery and online ordering to help streamline the process for food truck customers. Fortunately, there are a lot of players in this industry space. It might take a little bit of investigation to find the best fit for a food truck, but at least there are choices.
Order Ahead Options
Some of the top point-of-sale (POS) companies have added online ordering options that are helping the mobile industry in a big way.
Toast is a leading comprehensive restaurant management software suite that handles many parts of running a traditional brick and mortar restaurant. They’ve recently stepped into the online ordering realm with Toast Now which offers online ordering, a mobile ordering app, and e-gift cards.
Square is not specifically for restaurants but it is very often used by them. It allows a user to set up an online store quickly and easily. The resulting ordering page sends orders directly to the food truck ordering system, with the ability to print them as well. The system also allows customers to pre-schedule and order for a later pick-up time. To accommodate contactless ordering, Square now offers QR code downloads of menus.
Clover is another POS system that has traditionally been used mainly by brick and mortar stores but has now come out with an online ordering system. The online ordering system does require the use of a Clover device that can be connected to a printer.
Third Party Delivery Apps
Third party delivery has become increasingly popular with customers. It offers a win-win situation for both parties. Customers can get their food delivered to home or office and food truck owners don’t have to hire additional delivery drivers. There are quite a few options in this market as well. The cost of dealing with each app varies, so do some research on each. We’ve linked to five apps below for you to investigate. You may even consider signing up for each app so that more people can find you.