The Chateau Neuf building in Oslo houses the Norwegian Students’ Society, which hosts activities and entertainment all year, including concerts, theatres, debates, film screenings and parties. The Norwegian theatre contains bars as well as well as one of Oslo’s greatest concert venues, Betong. There is also a cinema and two theatre stages.
Now available, the theatre’s new online ordering service allows theatre patrons to pre-book snacks and drinks for both pre-show and interval refreshments, cutting time standing in line and thereby getting rid of one of the inconveniences of going to the theatre. Orders can be placed through the venue’s website for Chateau Neuf, to collect from the VIP bar.
Nick Hucker, CEO of Preoday, adds, “After our first Norwegian client, Parkbiografen in Skien, embraced pre-ordering, we’re delighted that the Chateau Neuf in Oslo is now using our technology. Online and mobile ordering works particularly well in events venues as they have specific crunch points at bars and in restaurants before shows and at intervals. This new service will help reduce the lines at these times, improving the theatre-going experience for patrons, as well as making staff’s lives easier.”
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.