This year, we also want to pay special attention to the work carried out in conjunction with our valued partners. To that end, here’s a whistle-stop tour of 2019, through Preoday’s partners’, and our eyes.
Creation of the Preoday Partner Hub
Over the years, we’ve built a huge library of content designed to help our technology partners and resellers get under the skin of Preoday. From sales guides to marketing templates, we aim to help our partners identify clients and prospects can benefit from our platform.
As part of this, we built and launched Preoday’s Partner Hub in April of this year. The hub now houses all relevant content and is organised by vertical market, sales collateral and onboarding information. What’s more, we’re encouraging our partners to speak to us and request further co-branded collateral as they need it. We appreciate our partners and see the hub as a way in which we can support the work we do as a team.
Took to the mic with partners at Takeaway Expo and Retail Expo
We were privileged to speak at two of the food and retail industries’ biggest events in 2019.
As part of this year’s Retail EXPO show, our CEO, Nick Hucker, and Dan Houghton, from Mexican fast food brand Chilango, discussed the merits and complexities of working with technology partners, including our partner, Centegra. You can read a transcript of the talk here.
Then, earlier this month, Nick was able to squeeze in, not one, but two seminars for visitors to Restaurant Innovation and Takeaway Expo. Nick’s presentation, held in the Softabacus sponsored theatre, went down a storm and we were pleased to see a number of other partners present in the audience. The topic, the challenges and opportunities in current food delivery systems, carried a clear message: Your customer is yours, your data is yours, do not let anyone try to strip you of your right to that data.
Announced our work with nine amazing companies
We are proud to include amongst our partners, POS solutions, payment providers, software platforms, loyalty technologies and delivery/logistics companies. In the last year the number of companies we have relationships has grown and eight of those were formally announced on our website: Cunninghams, Casio, Paymentsense, It’s Lolly, Optomany, Softabacus, Kafoodle, TISSL and Lloyds Bank Cardnet.
We have lots of plans in place with these and our other partners, and will be introducing each of them to you individually in our Meet the Partners blog series over the coming months.
Launch of the Partner newsletter
We can’t expect our partners to read our news pages every day, or check the Partner Hub every week for new content. That would take far too long when they’re busy closing sales! So, to make it easier to access fresh content, we started a dedicated partner newsletter. Distributed once a month, we include any new collateral, case studies and guides for prospects interested in digital ordering.
Broke into new vertical markets alongside partners
It’s been an exciting year for Preoday in terms of expanding our reach into new territories – Angola being the latest! – and vertical markets. In the next few weeks we’ll be able to tell you about the latest area of the food and drink industry we’re entering in conjunction with a partner. I’m sorry I can’t say much more than that, but trust me, it’s a great one!
That’s what happens when you forge strong relationships with partners; you reach prospects you might not have done otherwise. You get the chance to explore new opportunities and grow in ways you didn’t expect. In 2019, we want to send a massive thank you to all of our partners and tell them that we can’t wait to see where the next year takes us, together.
If you’re interested in becoming one of Preoday’s partners, check out our partner page on the website and get in contact for a chat with our team.
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.