Online Delivery Startup Trends
Online delivery startups are a strong trend in recent years. This is because of the diving costs of starting anything new online. In the old days, startups of any kind would cost a lot of money. You’d have to pay for everything including brick and mortar costs which could exceed thousands of dollars a month.
But now you can get started with much fewer buildings, and you can focus on customers and online support. Many startups focus on interfacing between the user and the actual food service itself.
The actual costs of delivery are footed by the restaurant, whereas the online delivery startup is simply serving as a means of communication and discovery between client and restaurant. In some cases they just fax the order that is submitted online to the actual company involved.
The costs are so minimal because the startup is simply an interfacing company. The main costs will be in advertising. The extra cost incurred by each individual restaurant is worth it since the delivery startup will be bringing them new customers and making everything more appealing on the customers end.
The online presence of delivery startups is one of the most important aspects of the business in general. Many online startups focusing on delivery will now use social media to make sure that they get the word out. This could include sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and so on. Establishing a social network can take sometime. It can also take a decent amount of work to establish. Constant tweets, a few times a day, is how delivery startups often do it in order to alert people to the possibility of getting your food delivered.
The other important aspect of online presence in the case of delivery startup is in making the presence palatable to customers. If they can simply logon to a client online, see the various restaurants available near them, and then click on the food they want, fill out their billing information, and then click “send” and have everything delivered to them, this will make it much easier.
Some people don’t want to deal with phones, or dealing with a busy signal. They just want to be able to do everything from the Internet. This is especially the case when it comes to the current mobile explosion. Phones are becoming used more often as computers then as phones. And having all of the information you need about the local food establishments in your area, and which of them delivery, how much they cost, what the reviews are for each one and so on is a major advantage for consumers.
Examples of startups include Rushmyfood, Delivery.com, Foodler, and many others. And it’s likely that the rise of online delivery startups will only continue, with no real peak in sight.