Here’s a new way for cafes and restaurants to tap into the rise in online ordering and save money — and it is catching on in the current coronavirus lockdown.
Brisbane-based company Bopple has launched an online ordering platform to help the hospitality industry change the way they operate and keep trading during the coronavirus shutdown.
Bopple co-founder and CEO Angus McLachlan said more than 2000 businesses across Australia had signed up in recent weeks.
“With our platform, a business does not need to rely on third-party networks to deliver their orders. They do it themselves and increase their margins,” Mr McLachlan said.
“Bopple enables restaurants and cafés to control their customer delivery fee, delivery times and their delivery radius.
“It is up to the business what they offer — dinner orders, grocery boxes, or even Mother’s Day packs — and it allows rural towns to participate like never before.”
Mr McLachlan said Bopple had sent over 100,000 orders for takeaways and deliveries to small businesses across Queensland and New South Wales in April.
“Over the past month Bopple saw a threefold increase in takeaway and delivery orders via our app, and our top Brisbane venue saved $5000 by running their own deliveries,” he said.
“Bopple is trusted by independent business owners and brands such as Zambrero, Stone & Wood, Acai Brothers, The Yiros Shop, Doughnut Time, Degani, Newstead Brewing Co. and many others.
“We’ve made ordering easy for them. Our technology can be scaled to businesses of all sizes and is very reliable and straightforward to use.
“It allows the business to accept prepaid orders and notify the customer when their order is ready to collect, or delivery is on its way.
“Businesses can sign-up and set up online. Bopple’s price is usually a fixed subscription plus a payment fee of 3.3 to 5.9 per cent, depending on the monthly or annual plan.”
Mr McLachlan said he hoped Bopple would help hundreds of great cafés and restaurants to streamline their service and shift to digital demand.
“We founded Bopple to help support great hospitality. These are challenging times for the industry and our technology can help venues stay open and ride out the storm,” he said.
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