If you’re a restaurant, you no doubt have heard of such services as DoorDash, UberEats, and GrubHub. And if you’ve used them, then you’ve probably fallen victim to their high fees and commissions. Maybe you’ve felt that you had no choice — but we want to tell you that you do have a choice. We’re going to walk you through an alternative to DoorDash and other similar food ordering apps.
But first, let’s take a quick look at why DoorDash alternatives are so necessary for the restaurant industry.
Why Do You Need an Alternative to DoorDash?
First of all, as a restaurant, you don’t need us to tell you that your margins are already thin. Experts estimate that most restaurants have a profit margin between 3 – 5%.
So, when third-party apps like DoorDash or UberEats come and take upwards of 30% of the cut on orders through their app, it hurts. After all, it takes a giant bite out of an already-thin profit margin. And restaurants everywhere are rightly up in arms about this travesty.
But, at the same time, online ordering is growing in popularity and is definitely a trend that isn’t going away any time soon.
This means that restaurants need to have an online ordering system where their customers can put in orders for pick up or delivery. Otherwise, they risk losing a growing percentage of their customers.
Studies show that 70% of customers would rather order directly from a restaurant’s own website. Many restaurants will add a button that directs their customers to order from Doordash, Grubhub etc… This is a big mistake. Restaurants that do this are essentially paying a fee or commission on food orders that were already theirs.
So what are restaurants to do?
Fortunately, there are alternatives out there.
And we’re going to talk about one such alternative.
DevourNow is a solution currently offered in New England and expanding quickly across the county, that seeks to put the power back in the hands of the restaurants. It offers solutions that don’t cost an arm and a leg and are easy to implement for restaurants of all kinds.
Let’s look at a few key ways in which DevourNow is a superior alternative to DoorDash and other third-party apps.
Features That Make DevourNow a Powerful Alternative to Doordash
No High Fees
One thing that many restaurants discover when they use Doordash and other third-party food ordering apps is that they charge high fees. The fees are so high, in fact, that they end up crippling restaurants and resulting in a complete loss of profit.
With Devour Now, restaurants do not have to deal with paying high fees and commissions.
That’s right, DevourNow’s online ordering system comes absolutely free!
With this system, you’ll get an Order Online button installed on your website that will link to a custom, branded ordering page. This will enable you to turn your website visitors into paying customers, right from your website. Don’t have a website? Need a new one? When using DevourNow, we will create a mobile-friendly website for you, again completely free.
And, no matter how many people use it, you will never be charged commissions or monthly or per-order fees!
So all you’ll need to do is set up a device to receive your online orders and wait for them to start piling in!
Would you like to offer delivery to your customers? With DevourNow’s platform, you can simply switch on delivery and DevourNow will handle the logistics.
With DevourNow’s delivery fleet, your orders will be delivered to your customers in no time. Of course, adding the delivery feature has a cost. But how does 7% sound, compared to the 25% or 30% that other delivery services charge?
A Full-Service Option
DevourNow does way more than just take orders and charge you money like other third-party food ordering apps.
DevourNow is a full services provider, designed to help your restaurant succeed in numerous ways. You can use DevourNow to create a mobile-friendly website, help with social media and email marketing, design and print menus, and even design a logo that fits your brand.
They even offer services specifically designed to help food trucks.
A Local Solution
GrubHub and DoorDash are national technology companies that are focused on the bottom line. That is why they charge outrageous prices for the simple use of their apps and technologies.
DevourNow, on the other hand, is a local New England company. We are focused on helping local restaurants in our community to get in on the online ordering game and adapt their strategies to the latest trends. And because we are not a global brand like other companies, we do not (nor do we need to) demand high fees.
So there you have it — there is a better solution out there, one that puts DoorDash and other food ordering apps to shame. Learn more about the DevourNow systems and see how they can work for you.