By using a shared platform like Trendplate, the steps of setting up online ordering is below
For the purpose of explaining our process we’ve also included the skipped steps. These steps are heavily summarised and may be different to other software development / online ordering solutions.
Required step 1: Gather your menu, business details, trading hours and learn about your business
The initial step is the learning stage for us. It’s basically getting everything we need to know so that we can execute an online ordering solution that’s unique to your cuisine, customers, business and brand.
We also go over pre-requisites (an internet connection and device — tablet or phone) to make sure you’re prepared.
Optional step 2: If we identify any gaps between your business and what’s required for an online ordering solution — we provide guidance on how to fill those gaps.
In most cases this step is utilised so that the online ordering solution is tailored and personalised to your business.
However, if speed is your preference or you don’t have an existing system in place, this step can be optional.
Skipped step 3: Scope out an online ordering solution and technical architecture
In majority of cases, the Trendplate shared platform will cover more than the typical online ordering requirements of a take away restaurant.
In a full custom solution, this step is the most time consuming and costly stage.
Even though we have noted this as a skipped step, Trendplate can create a custom solution to work with our shared platform. However, this is more of an enterprise solution, which is out of context of this post).
Optional step 4: Customise and create the working demo
If there are any business requirements that aren’t covered by Trendplate or you are building an online ordering app, then we recommend that a demo is built and tested before launch.
Required step 5: Launch
We basically confirm and update all your business details from the first stage and get an online ordering system ready to go.