The new offering will enable merchants to provide a seamless pre-ordering customer experience – whether ordering for collection or delivery, online or on the move. It will combine Cardnet’s expertise and customer service with Preoday’s white-label, digital ordering platform, allowing businesses of all sizes to use the technology, without having to invest in developing and building their own app.
The technology is currently being introduced across the UK with boutique corporate caterers Artizian being one of the first clients to launch the solution. The company, which runs in-house office cafes, restaurants and coffee bars for UK businesses, has introduced a new service at a multinational company in the City of London, allowing customers to pre-order their food and drinks and pay ahead.
Steve Hawkins, Head of Channel and Partnerships, Preoday, said, “We are thrilled to be working with Cardnet and together we can offer innovative pre-order and pay technology to a wide range of businesses. We’re excited that Artizian is already working with us to bring this service to their customers and we look forward to rolling it out to many more.”
Rob Morgan, Director of Product, Cardnet, said ‘We’re pleased to be partnering with Preoday to provide another innovative solution for our merchants, enhancing their tools in line with market changes and customer expectations, helping them to develop and grow their own 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.