Uniting these technologies delivers a digital ordering service designed to help hospitality providers reduce queues and maximise customer throughput during busy service periods.
Through Preoday, customers can pre-order via the Lolly system, which is then communicated to the kitchen at the appropriate time – ready for collection or delivery during the allocated slot. Customers can be sitting at their desk and order their lunch at a specified collection time, and opt to either pre-pay via the app, or make payment when they pick up.
Peter Moore, CEO at Lolly, said: “We wanted to create a solution that would be perfect for busy hospitality environments, such as grab and go, or cafeterias where there is only a small serving window to maximise upon each day. Our partnership with Preoday will deliver for these types of provider time and again – creating an end-to-end solution which will help to reduce queues and maximise profit via timely and customised orders.
“We always aim to work with best-of-breed technology partners, and Preoday is no exception. It’s the best pre-order application on the market today and we’re proud to be launching it to our customer base.”
Nick Hucker, CEO of Preoday, added: “For businesses investing in online and mobile ordering technology, being able to integrate our platform with their digital point of sale system is vital for smooth order management.
“We are delighted to officially partner with Lolly. Together, we see an opportunity to help small and medium businesses provide a digital ordering service that is commission-free and gives them access to the data they need to grow their business.”
It’s not as catchy as: ‘When is a door not a door?’ (answer, when it’s a jar) but it speaks to the idea that in-car collection, and the technologies that support it, are flexible enough to bend to the needs of a business and its guests.
Delivery can be daunting to the uninitiated, and it might be tempting to sign up with a third-party ordering aggregator that offers the service, such as UberEats, but other options could suit your business and brand better. Here we present three different ‘levels’ of delivery, starting with the most basic – and cheapest method: doing it yourself.