fbpx
We use cookies to improve your online experience. For information on the cookies we use and for details on how we process your personal information, please see our privacy policy. By continuing to use our website you consent to us using cookies.
Make sure your coffee shop adopts mobile ordering the right way

Make sure your coffee shop adopts mobile ordering the right way

Make sure your coffee shop adopts mobile ordering the right way

The coffee industry is undergoing rapid change fueled by consumer demand for a better customer experience, mobile technology adoption and demographic shifts. In the US, the majority of adults drink at least 1 cup of coffee every day and many other countries have even higher rates of coffee consumption. Coffee is big business and it has attracted big investment in things like technology, loyalty programs and new caffeinated drinks from coffee retailers competing to serve the first cup in the morning and the last cup at night.

Taking advantage of mobile and online ordering technology means companies can meet customer demands for convenience, increase revenue through larger orders and increase the number of customers who order. Of course, the big name in the latest coffee technological innovations is Starbucks and the industry is watching closely to see how it adapts operationally to the mobile transformation that is underway within its business. The sudden success of mobile ordering among customers has led to more purchases and more congestion – a “great problem” to have as Starbucks’ CEO says – and one that they are looking to solve through a range of measures including store re-designs with dedicated areas, special serving staff and using text messaging to notify their customers when their food and drink orders are ready.

Mobile technology provides a great opportunity to grow the business and satisfy customers but it needs to be done right. It’s not an add-on channel or a fad that consumers will grow tired of or abandon. Mobile technology has the potential to act as a catalyst that can drive the transformation of a business and position it for long term success.

To achieve the full potential that this technology brings, we recommend coffee franchises consider the following:

  1. Make sure mobile and online ordering is embraced as part of your identity and not just be a check-box effort. Enabling customers to interact with you digitally means that you have a wealth of data at your fingertips. Moreover, you should expect a mobile and online ordering solution to give you significant insights through intelligent analytics. This data will help improve your insight into the operations of your own business as well as help you know and understand customers better. Your customers already know you have their data and when you engage with them on a more personal basis they understand you are paying attention to them and they feel a connection. Your mobile ordering solution should give you insights into customers both at an individual level and at segment levels so you can target individuals and segments with personalized messages and marketing. For example, you may develop a segmentation strategy with demographic groups that receive specialized offers to encourage group usage. This might be a group of people who work in the same office, support the same sports team or have some other common interest.
  1. Consider other elements that can be digitized at the same time and how the different technologies can complement each other. How can mobile ordering be integrated with your existing loyalty scheme? Rather than having a separate digital loyalty solution or a paper-based one, integrating loyalty into mobile ordering will enable you to better offer personalized discounts and offers. For example, if one of your regular customers or high spenders doesn’t visit for a while, you can send them a personal message to encourage a return visit, with a special discount, applicable to their favourite item. Equally, digital gift cards or vouchers can streamline what otherwise can be a complicated and time-intensive process for staff.
  1. Make sure your technology platform is future-proof. Customer demands evolve at a similar speed to the technology industry and in equally unexpected ways. It is impossible to guarantee that what customers want today from an online and mobile ordering solution will be the same in two years. That is why the solution you invest in needs to be reliable and robust today, but flexible enough to change to suit customer needs. Moreover, it needs to be scalable so that if it takes off as you hope, it isn’t crippled by its own popularity. Businesses need to partner with a technology provider who is focused on mobile technology, has the industry insights to know what customers need and the technology-savvy to ensure that your pre-ordering facility is always the best around.

The potential and growth of online and mobile ordering is enormous and companies like Starbucks are fully embracing it. Businesses that want to compete need to see it as part of a greater plan for digital transformation to realize the full benefit, rather than seeing it as a passing trend or simply a supplementary sales channel. BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s research service, forecasts that mobile-commerce will reach $284 billion, or 45% of the total U.S. e-commerce market, by 2020. Preoday is committed to ensuring that your business has its share of that mobile-commerce market.

Get in touch with Thomas Kneubuehl if you’d like more information or to see a Preoday demo.

Other Blog Articles

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

The coffee industry is undergoing rapid change fueled by consumer demand for a better customer experience, mobile technology adoption and demographic shifts. In the US, the majority of adults drink at least 1 cup of coffee every day and many other countries have even higher rates of coffee consumption. Coffee is big business and it has attracted big investment in things like technology, loyalty programs and new caffeinated drinks from coffee retailers competing to serve the first cup in the morning and the last cup at night.

Taking advantage of mobile and online ordering technology means companies can meet customer demands for convenience, increase revenue through larger orders and increase the number of customers who order. Of course, the big name in the latest coffee technological innovations is Starbucks and the industry is watching closely to see how it adapts operationally to the mobile transformation that is underway within its business. The sudden success of mobile ordering among customers has led to more purchases and more congestion – a “great problem” to have as Starbucks’ CEO says – and one that they are looking to solve through a range of measures including store re-designs with dedicated areas, special serving staff and using text messaging to notify their customers when their food and drink orders are ready.

Mobile technology provides a great opportunity to grow the business and satisfy customers but it needs to be done right. It’s not an add-on channel or a fad that consumers will grow tired of or abandon. Mobile technology has the potential to act as a catalyst that can drive the transformation of a business and position it for long term success.

To achieve the full potential that this technology brings, we recommend coffee franchises consider the following:

  1. Make sure mobile and online ordering is embraced as part of your identity and not just be a check-box effort. Enabling customers to interact with you digitally means that you have a wealth of data at your fingertips. Moreover, you should expect a mobile and online ordering solution to give you significant insights through intelligent analytics. This data will help improve your insight into the operations of your own business as well as help you know and understand customers better. Your customers already know you have their data and when you engage with them on a more personal basis they understand you are paying attention to them and they feel a connection. Your mobile ordering solution should give you insights into customers both at an individual level and at segment levels so you can target individuals and segments with personalized messages and marketing. For example, you may develop a segmentation strategy with demographic groups that receive specialized offers to encourage group usage. This might be a group of people who work in the same office, support the same sports team or have some other common interest.
  1. Consider other elements that can be digitized at the same time and how the different technologies can complement each other. How can mobile ordering be integrated with your existing loyalty scheme? Rather than having a separate digital loyalty solution or a paper-based one, integrating loyalty into mobile ordering will enable you to better offer personalized discounts and offers. For example, if one of your regular customers or high spenders doesn’t visit for a while, you can send them a personal message to encourage a return visit, with a special discount, applicable to their favourite item. Equally, digital gift cards or vouchers can streamline what otherwise can be a complicated and time-intensive process for staff.
  1. Make sure your technology platform is future-proof. Customer demands evolve at a similar speed to the technology industry and in equally unexpected ways. It is impossible to guarantee that what customers want today from an online and mobile ordering solution will be the same in two years. That is why the solution you invest in needs to be reliable and robust today, but flexible enough to change to suit customer needs. Moreover, it needs to be scalable so that if it takes off as you hope, it isn’t crippled by its own popularity. Businesses need to partner with a technology provider who is focused on mobile technology, has the industry insights to know what customers need and the technology-savvy to ensure that your pre-ordering facility is always the best around.

The potential and growth of online and mobile ordering is enormous and companies like Starbucks are fully embracing it. Businesses that want to compete need to see it as part of a greater plan for digital transformation to realize the full benefit, rather than seeing it as a passing trend or simply a supplementary sales channel. BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s research service, forecasts that mobile-commerce will reach $284 billion, or 45% of the total U.S. e-commerce market, by 2020. Preoday is committed to ensuring that your business has its share of that mobile-commerce market.

Get in touch with Thomas Kneubhuehl if you’d like more information or to see a Preoday demo.

 

 

Other Blog Articles

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

The coffee industry is undergoing rapid change fueled by consumer demand for a better customer experience, mobile technology adoption and demographic shifts. In the US, the majority of adults drink at least 1 cup of coffee every day and many other countries have even higher rates of coffee consumption. Coffee is big business and it has attracted big investment in things like technology, loyalty programs and new caffeinated drinks from coffee retailers competing to serve the first cup in the morning and the last cup at night.

Taking advantage of mobile and online ordering technology means companies can meet customer demands for convenience, increase revenue through larger orders and increase the number of customers who order. Of course, the big name in the latest coffee technological innovations is Starbucks and the industry is watching closely to see how it adapts operationally to the mobile transformation that is underway within its business. The sudden success of mobile ordering among customers has led to more purchases and more congestion – a “great problem” to have as Starbucks’ CEO says – and one that they are looking to solve through a range of measures including store re-designs with dedicated areas, special serving staff and using text messaging to notify their customers when their food and drink orders are ready.

Mobile technology provides a great opportunity to grow the business and satisfy customers but it needs to be done right. It’s not an add-on channel or a fad that consumers will grow tired of or abandon. Mobile technology has the potential to act as a catalyst that can drive the transformation of a business and position it for long term success.

To achieve the full potential that this technology brings, we recommend coffee franchises consider the following:

  1. Make sure mobile and online ordering is embraced as part of your identity and not just be a check-box effort. Enabling customers to interact with you digitally means that you have a wealth of data at your fingertips. Moreover, you should expect a mobile and online ordering solution to give you significant insights through intelligent analytics. This data will help improve your insight into the operations of your own business as well as help you know and understand customers better. Your customers already know you have their data and when you engage with them on a more personal basis they understand you are paying attention to them and they feel a connection. Your mobile ordering solution should give you insights into customers both at an individual level and at segment levels so you can target individuals and segments with personalized messages and marketing. For example, you may develop a segmentation strategy with demographic groups that receive specialized offers to encourage group usage. This might be a group of people who work in the same office, support the same sports team or have some other common interest.
  1. Consider other elements that can be digitized at the same time and how the different technologies can complement each other. How can mobile ordering be integrated with your existing loyalty scheme? Rather than having a separate digital loyalty solution or a paper-based one, integrating loyalty into mobile ordering will enable you to better offer personalized discounts and offers. For example, if one of your regular customers or high spenders doesn’t visit for a while, you can send them a personal message to encourage a return visit, with a special discount, applicable to their favourite item. Equally, digital gift cards or vouchers can streamline what otherwise can be a complicated and time-intensive process for staff.
  1. Make sure your technology platform is future-proof. Customer demands evolve at a similar speed to the technology industry and in equally unexpected ways. It is impossible to guarantee that what customers want today from an online and mobile ordering solution will be the same in two years. That is why the solution you invest in needs to be reliable and robust today, but flexible enough to change to suit customer needs. Moreover, it needs to be scalable so that if it takes off as you hope, it isn’t crippled by its own popularity. Businesses need to partner with a technology provider who is focused on mobile technology, has the industry insights to know what customers need and the technology-savvy to ensure that your pre-ordering facility is always the best around.

The potential and growth of online and mobile ordering is enormous and companies like Starbucks are fully embracing it. Businesses that want to compete need to see it as part of a greater plan for digital transformation to realize the full benefit, rather than seeing it as a passing trend or simply a supplementary sales channel. BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s research service, forecasts that mobile-commerce will reach $284 billion, or 45% of the total U.S. e-commerce market, by 2020. Preoday is committed to ensuring that your business has its share of that mobile-commerce market.

Get in touch with Thomas Kneubhuehl if you’d like more information or to see a Preoday demo.

 

 

Other Blog Articles

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

The coffee industry is undergoing rapid change fueled by consumer demand for a better customer experience, mobile technology adoption and demographic shifts. In the US, the majority of adults drink at least 1 cup of coffee every day and many other countries have even higher rates of coffee consumption. Coffee is big business and it has attracted big investment in things like technology, loyalty programs and new caffeinated drinks from coffee retailers competing to serve the first cup in the morning and the last cup at night.

Taking advantage of mobile and online ordering technology means companies can meet customer demands for convenience, increase revenue through larger orders and increase the number of customers who order. Of course, the big name in the latest coffee technological innovations is Starbucks and the industry is watching closely to see how it adapts operationally to the mobile transformation that is underway within its business. The sudden success of mobile ordering among customers has led to more purchases and more congestion – a “great problem” to have as Starbucks’ CEO says – and one that they are looking to solve through a range of measures including store re-designs with dedicated areas, special serving staff and using text messaging to notify their customers when their food and drink orders are ready.

Mobile technology provides a great opportunity to grow the business and satisfy customers but it needs to be done right. It’s not an add-on channel or a fad that consumers will grow tired of or abandon. Mobile technology has the potential to act as a catalyst that can drive the transformation of a business and position it for long term success.

To achieve the full potential that this technology brings, we recommend coffee franchises consider the following:

  1. Make sure mobile and online ordering is embraced as part of your identity and not just be a check-box effort. Enabling customers to interact with you digitally means that you have a wealth of data at your fingertips. Moreover, you should expect a mobile and online ordering solution to give you significant insights through intelligent analytics. This data will help improve your insight into the operations of your own business as well as help you know and understand customers better. Your customers already know you have their data and when you engage with them on a more personal basis they understand you are paying attention to them and they feel a connection. Your mobile ordering solution should give you insights into customers both at an individual level and at segment levels so you can target individuals and segments with personalized messages and marketing. For example, you may develop a segmentation strategy with demographic groups that receive specialized offers to encourage group usage. This might be a group of people who work in the same office, support the same sports team or have some other common interest.
  1. Consider other elements that can be digitized at the same time and how the different technologies can complement each other. How can mobile ordering be integrated with your existing loyalty scheme? Rather than having a separate digital loyalty solution or a paper-based one, integrating loyalty into mobile ordering will enable you to better offer personalized discounts and offers. For example, if one of your regular customers or high spenders doesn’t visit for a while, you can send them a personal message to encourage a return visit, with a special discount, applicable to their favourite item. Equally, digital gift cards or vouchers can streamline what otherwise can be a complicated and time-intensive process for staff.
  1. Make sure your technology platform is future-proof. Customer demands evolve at a similar speed to the technology industry and in equally unexpected ways. It is impossible to guarantee that what customers want today from an online and mobile ordering solution will be the same in two years. That is why the solution you invest in needs to be reliable and robust today, but flexible enough to change to suit customer needs. Moreover, it needs to be scalable so that if it takes off as you hope, it isn’t crippled by its own popularity. Businesses need to partner with a technology provider who is focused on mobile technology, has the industry insights to know what customers need and the technology-savvy to ensure that your pre-ordering facility is always the best around.

The potential and growth of online and mobile ordering is enormous and companies like Starbucks are fully embracing it. Businesses that want to compete need to see it as part of a greater plan for digital transformation to realize the full benefit, rather than seeing it as a passing trend or simply a supplementary sales channel. BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s research service, forecasts that mobile-commerce will reach $284 billion, or 45% of the total U.S. e-commerce market, by 2020. Preoday is committed to ensuring that your business has its share of that mobile-commerce market.

Get in touch with Thomas Kneubhuehl if you’d like more information or to see a Preoday demo.

 

 

Other Blog Articles

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

How coffee shops can make sure they adopt mobile technology the right way

The coffee industry is undergoing rapid change fueled by consumer demand for a better customer experience, mobile technology adoption and demographic shifts. In the US, the majority of adults drink at least 1 cup of coffee every day and many other countries have even higher rates of coffee consumption. Coffee is big business and it has attracted big investment in things like technology, loyalty programs and new caffeinated drinks from coffee retailers competing to serve the first cup in the morning and the last cup at night.

Taking advantage of mobile and online ordering technology means companies can meet customer demands for convenience, increase revenue through larger orders and increase the number of customers who order. Of course, the big name in the latest coffee technological innovations is Starbucks and the industry is watching closely to see how it adapts operationally to the mobile transformation that is underway within its business. The sudden success of mobile ordering among customers has led to more purchases and more congestion – a “great problem” to have as Starbucks’ CEO says – and one that they are looking to solve through a range of measures including store re-designs with dedicated areas, special serving staff and using text messaging to notify their customers when their food and drink orders are ready.

Mobile technology provides a great opportunity to grow the business and satisfy customers but it needs to be done right. It’s not an add-on channel or a fad that consumers will grow tired of or abandon. Mobile technology has the potential to act as a catalyst that can drive the transformation of a business and position it for long term success.

To achieve the full potential that this technology brings, we recommend coffee franchises consider the following:

  1. Make sure mobile and online ordering is embraced as part of your identity and not just be a check-box effort. Enabling customers to interact with you digitally means that you have a wealth of data at your fingertips. Moreover, you should expect a mobile and online ordering solution to give you significant insights through intelligent analytics. This data will help improve your insight into the operations of your own business as well as help you know and understand customers better. Your customers already know you have their data and when you engage with them on a more personal basis they understand you are paying attention to them and they feel a connection. Your mobile ordering solution should give you insights into customers both at an individual level and at segment levels so you can target individuals and segments with personalized messages and marketing. For example, you may develop a segmentation strategy with demographic groups that receive specialized offers to encourage group usage. This might be a group of people who work in the same office, support the same sports team or have some other common interest.
  1. Consider other elements that can be digitized at the same time and how the different technologies can complement each other. How can mobile ordering be integrated with your existing loyalty scheme? Rather than having a separate digital loyalty solution or a paper-based one, integrating loyalty into mobile ordering will enable you to better offer personalized discounts and offers. For example, if one of your regular customers or high spenders doesn’t visit for a while, you can send them a personal message to encourage a return visit, with a special discount, applicable to their favourite item. Equally, digital gift cards or vouchers can streamline what otherwise can be a complicated and time-intensive process for staff.
  1. Make sure your technology platform is future-proof. Customer demands evolve at a similar speed to the technology industry and in equally unexpected ways. It is impossible to guarantee that what customers want today from an online and mobile ordering solution will be the same in two years. That is why the solution you invest in needs to be reliable and robust today, but flexible enough to change to suit customer needs. Moreover, it needs to be scalable so that if it takes off as you hope, it isn’t crippled by its own popularity. Businesses need to partner with a technology provider who is focused on mobile technology, has the industry insights to know what customers need and the technology-savvy to ensure that your pre-ordering facility is always the best around.

The potential and growth of online and mobile ordering is enormous and companies like Starbucks are fully embracing it. Businesses that want to compete need to see it as part of a greater plan for digital transformation to realize the full benefit, rather than seeing it as a passing trend or simply a supplementary sales channel. BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s research service, forecasts that mobile-commerce will reach $284 billion, or 45% of the total U.S. e-commerce market, by 2020. Preoday is committed to ensuring that your business has its share of that mobile-commerce market.

Get in touch with Thomas Kneubhuehl if you’d like more information or to see a Preoday demo.

 

 

Other Blog Articles

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with our news and what’s happening in the industry
View our privacy policy