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I own a food truck and want to do online orders. Is anyone out there doing this?

I own a food truck and want to do online orders. Is anyone out there doing this?

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Re: Online orders on food truck

Hi @Olskoolque !

 

I have a brick-and-mortar store, not a food truck, but I'm using the online store. I can tell you that it has definitely helped with sales and it's worth it.

 

The Square Online Store is a great way to get the ball rolling for online sales. It's available in your dashboard. Follow along the steps in this Square Help File to get it going.

 

With a food truck, you'll have to be on top of your open hours and menu a little more than a brick and mortar. These can be updated in the settings section of your online store. For a food truck, I'd also disable the "Schedule Pickup for Later" setting unless you're somewhere with pretty established hours.

 

The online store is pretty basic, but it only costs you the time and effort to put your menu items into it. It doesn't allow for customer favorites, history, or the like, but it gets the job done. All orders will show on your Point of Sale in a special Orders section, which will show up once you set up your online store with Pickup items. (Please note that if you're using Register, any Android Point of Sale, iPhone Point of Sale, or the Terminal, online pickup orders aren't supported at this point)

 

As you grow, you may want to consider an app for a better customer experience. I'm a huge proponent of the PoppinPay app--it has increased my online sales 100% since I launched it. There are a few other apps available that have been discussed in this forum as well.

 

Hope this helps!

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Thank you for taking your time to share this great insight and information. This was very helpful. Its seems that since we use the iPhone to take orders on the truck that the iPhone is not supported, and therefore, we cannot use the system for this purpose. Is that correct? 

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Re: I own a food truck and want to do online orders. Is anyone out there doing this?

Food Truck logic is quite different from regular store as you may not have fixed location and move around. 

https://orderem.com/Integration/Square

https://orderem.com/FoodTrucks

 

 

OrderEm is integrated with your Square POS. Checkout above links to see if it fits your need. 

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I will check it out. Thanks. 

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Re: I own a food truck and want to do online orders. Is anyone out there doing this?

Let us know if anything else comes up. @Da1stopshop!

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Re: I own a food truck and want to do online orders. Is anyone out there doing this?

Hi @Olskoolque! We can develop and app for your food truck!  Ordrslip.com    

 

Ordrslip builds custom mobile ordering apps for restaurants/food trucks at a very affordable price. It only costs $1,000 to build your food trucks branded app that would then be available to your customers via the Google Play Store and Apples App Store.  Your customers would order and pay via the app and when their food is ready a text would be sent to their phone, letting them know to go to the window for pick up. After the app is live, there is a $150 per month fee to maintain and host the app. For food trucks we can charge you the $150 per month or do a percentage of sales instead, whatever works best for you. Most apps can be built in 30 days and if you have more than one location, that has the same menu, the fee to build is still just the $1,000 build for all the locations! Each location would pay the $150 per month subscription fee.

 

Example:  4 locations, same menu      A one time $1,000 build fee for all 4 locations      $150 per month, per location subsrciption fee

 

Everyone is going mobile! Let Ordrslip get you on the road to mobility

 

Should you want more information, please dont hesitate to contact me  Charlene@ordrslip.com

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