Our Takeaway Ordering Websites - The latest update
By Darren Hiles
It’s been a little while since we spoke about our Online Ordering Websites. “Why have you been so quiet?”, I hear you ask, well I’ll tell you…
It’s down to the incredible amount of functionality we have been adding over the past few months extending an already awesome product into an even better one!
The last functionality listing gave fundamentals such as:-
- Delivery and collection options
- Items and information
- Multiple pricing for similar products ie Pizzas with different sizes
- Categories, descriptions, ordering
- Item ordering
- Unique Item numbers
- Opening hours system
- Contact system
- Choice and extras
- and more
Well we have taken that list and extended even further.
One helpful addition is the ability of your users to associate name and delivery information with their account which will fill in sections of the site when required. For example the delivery address on the delivery choice screen.
The majority of the changes in the last few versions have been fixing the occasional bug and bulking out the functionality of the administration section.
Top of the list of changes is the pricing alterations. It is now possible to alter all prices or all prices in a particular category at once. Select the category, the type of change (percentage or fixed amount), the direction of change and the amount and watch as your prices are updated for you to check and “save” to complete.
Delivery and collection information has been taken up a notch as well. You can now set specific times for collection and delivery as the average. So collection can be ready in 20 minutes delivery in 45. These times are communicated to the customer at the end of the order and in the delivery information pop over.
Free delivery using the postcode delivery option can now have a minimum spend amount associated with it. Only spending over that amount can a person qualify for the free delivery to that postcode.
Integration of the Worldpay online payment gateway to allow you to take card payments for a small fee. We have an article explaining the charges associated.
Also in payments. We have now made it possible to turn off payment types (Worldpay/Cardsave) without losing the information stored.
Ability to add a charge amount for use of cards has been added into the administration system, making it possible to cover the expense of the charges added by some payment options.
The communication information section has been extended to allow the order email to be sent to multiple emails.
Also added in this update is the most important one in the history of the software. We now have a working connection to one manufacturer of GPRS printers. The software is capable of sending an order message to a printer in your shop for a small cost roughly comparable to 1/10th of a text message.
The bottom line
The Online Takeaway Food ordering websites functionality is a forever changing thing. We are continuously improving and updating the software to include more and more features that we know will help your business by making the always on, always ready website an indispensable member of your sales team.
Don’t forget that we offer free setup of these websites with any purchase of menus from Cheap Takeaway Menus and from Cheap Takeaway Websites.com if the site is all you're interested in.
So why not grab a bargain or one of our usual every day savings!