I’ve been looking at investing more into this platform to help out others. I’ve got some major things coming. It’ll help take those involved with deliveries to the next level. More details forthcoming……
Given the time spent on restaurants and sports season at the scholastic level in full swing, I wanted to speak a little to creating an app for the prototypical sports team. I’d like to set the stage with information that goes on in the offseason first. One of the first questions is HOW does an organization typically communicate throughout the offseason? I’ve worked with one and seen others. The main way is to use Facebook. It seems to be the simplest and most convenient way to communicate with large swaths of people. However, one of the things that I’ve noticed is a person may scroll to a certain point on their timeline. There could be important information just below the point where the person stopped scrolling. The best way to not avoid is to simply look at the particular group but how often do you navigate out of the specific news feed?
Aside from getting news from Facebook, there is the distinct possibility that a person will miss the information that is presented by various groups within their particular news feed. This can lead to less than optimal conditions to reaching out to everyone. Here’s some things that happen during the offseason where people should have an awareness so that they may communicate with their local community:
- Calendar of upcoming events
- Parent association meetings
- Fundraising dates
- Medical examinations
- Social media to include Facebook and other platforms such as Twitter and Youtube
- Sponsor submission information
That said, when communication does happen in the digital medium, it’s not unusual for something to be missed for the previously mentioned reasons.
Once the season approaches, there’s a number of things that a parent association has occurring “behind the scenes” that ensure smooth operations for the sports team. One thing that these organizations generally need is volunteers. The volunteers may not be concerned with finding ways to continually contribute but can help out on a more limited basis.
This is where the use of an app for a single sports team or an all encompassing one for an entire school’s sports program will help mitigate some of the difficulties listed above. One way to get started is downloading the EY Football app that is already live for Apple and Google by clicking on the link below.
When done, I’d love to help you get started with your app by building the “framework” or by having you log into the app building portion of the software.
I wanted to take a week and write about food delivery in today’s age. Food delivery apps are a spin off in concept from what Uber was able to deliver. The biggest benefit from the customer perspective is convenience. People are using mobile devices for everything conceivable. Food ordering is no different either. The restaurant has a super convenient platform and on the surface has very little to do. That’s where it ends and let’s dig into the “nuts and bolts” of what happens. The graphic below from Modern Restaurant Management does a good job comparing things below.
Info graphic from Modern Restaurant Management
Here’s some considerations when it comes to integrating these third party services.
Commission-There are varying rates for the commission depending on the platform that is utilized. Don’t forget to add in an extra cost if you wish to be listed at the top listing within your area as well.
Time-When a third party delivery person is utilized, they have to have knowledge of food delivery to deliver the goods to the customer as hot or as cold as possible. This is not a problem if you are using a regular person. However, in today’s society where it’s easy to join a service as a “side gig” for extra income coupled with minimal company loyalty, it’s easy for drivers to quit and join a new delivery service and/or select who they will deliver for. If a restaurant owner or other personnel has to consistently explain things, it will be a much harder prospect to effectively utilizing time while in the shop.
Customer cost-As you can see in the above mentioned graphic, there’s a number of options that the customer may have to absorb as well.
One of the things I’ve noticed within my area is that the restaurants that tend to use these services belong to a chain. These costs are more easily absorbed through the chain if they do not use an independent franchisee model.
Mc Donald’s is one the fast food “king” and they have seen the benefit of developing their own food delivery service and that’s where I’ll go.
The first thing being in an app with literally all the other restaurants is imagery. You are under the “Grub Hub” or other food delivery app “umbrella” and there’s no specific branding on the devices’s home screen. What really sets you apart when a user opens up the app aside from scrolling or sorting on a variety of different factors? Your restaurant is obviously competing with others in your area. What is being done to set yourself apart? The loyalty by seeing the app logo and not your own can lead people away from your service and filter to another. Give the people a reason to keep coming back. One example is Google and all the services they offer. They have email, videos (YouTube), news, along with many other services that make it hard for a person to consider moving away since everything is all “there” in one specific location.
The next thing is the Grubhub type set up is good for two things-ordering and reading reviews. What is being done to encourage people to come back? As I’ve stated in the Parma Pizza app, that you can get via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, you can integrate more than just ordering. Reward frequent customers and integrate specials so people can view what they can get in short order.
These things are obviously a contrast to the services I offer at Mobile App Maker Pro. you’ll get the following:
- Low flat investment fee for a mobile app plus an add on of a website
- No commissions-at all
- Individualized mobile app using nothing but your branding
- Your rewards system integrated
- Your loyalty program integrated
With this and other things in mind, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get a time set up to talk on the phone and upon your approval, I’ll get started with the mobile app for you. Within a roughly 48 time period, I’ll deliver a working model for you.
Looking forward to hearing from you today!
Head on over to this page and see what was done for one pizza shop-Parma Pizza & Grill Haines Road.
Increasing efficiency and reducing overhead. Many small to medium businesses Watch what they spend on a regular basis. Technology has become a great equalizer. I’d like to examine just two ways a business can do both.
Many businesses are still tied to a landline of some sort. Should that be the case in today's society? Many small medium businesses run service off of a mobile line. Depending upon you business type, it may be worth scrapping phone service all together and simply leveraging existing technology-the internet connection. One method of doing this is simply utilizing Google voice. This is a completely free service so long as you're not making international calls or you have switched a phone number once your Google voice account is set up.
If you wish to simply cut the landline yet still utilize cell phones, Google Voice does possess the capability of directly answering the call or sending to voicemail. Another benefit is transcription so if you are in an establishment that takes orders, you can quickly copy/paste the information for further action.
Marketing: The “old” way of marketing was to take an ad out in print media and/or have a TV spot air. The major problem with this is targeting when an individual sees it. Location is everything and that included where the ad was printed or viewed. Prime spots cost more than less visible spots and things were priced accordingly.
Today it is much simpler and cheaper and more effective two in gage in social media marketing. In lieu of indiscriminately targeting and “hoping for the best,” the targeting can be extremely specific based on a specific number of traits for whom you wish to target based on a specific number of factors. One example is Facebook. When you scroll through, you may probably see ads for products.
With that in mind, this is not a “build your app” type of article but merely one that just wants to encourage you to explore looking at a new way to utilize technology to reduce your overhead today if you’ve not done so already.