The consumer experience is the center of the entire e-commerce paradigm, it should cater to all their needs. From a simplified consumer redressal mechanism to alluring offers and from good ratings to accessible websites. With the Corona pandemic not coming to a halt, the trend for home delivery has spiked to an enormous height, the online ordering system for restaurants plays a vital role in the business. Whether it is food or shopping, with just a click away, studies have shown a compulsive behavior among consumers to order food online.
Considering this, it has almost become vital to follow certain trends in the food business, for their model to prosper. This is why we are here with all the latest food delivery trends that are getting more and more popular in this industry.
Being the priority audience in the food industry, anyone looking to expand their business should definitely focus on creating a delivery and food experience intended for millennials. According to a survey, 3 out of every 5 orders are placed by millennials which should make it clear how important it is for people in the food industry to make their services lucrative and convenient for the millennials.
2. Delivery Channels
Keeping this in mind, we are here with all the latest delivery trends that are getting really popular these days. Some of the most common reasons why people abandon any food service or cancel their online order are a malfunction of the delivery application or website, fewer customization options, or poor customer service. All this resulted in the advent of new delivery options through different channels including virtual assistants, smart devices, social media platforms, and so on.
Order Pizza On Twitter
Domino’s Pizza was the first establishment that went on with this trend. They made it possible for users to order pizza by tweeting to their official page. All the users need to create their “Pizza profiles” on the official website of Dominos and once they are through with the registration process they can use Twitter to easily order the pizza of their choice.
If you are looking for another easy and convenient way of placing an order online, then the virtual assistants that are there on the official websites of multiple food chains are going to help you. Just like placing an order in a live restaurant, you will be able to interact with virtual assistants that will facilitate you throughout the ordering process will also share exciting offers with you as well.
This is how you will be able to avoid the hassle of going to a restaurant or placing your order over the phone.
Besides order your favorite food from your smartphone, users now have the option of placing an order through their smartwatches or even with their smart televisions. More and more food chains are showing their interest in this ordering method which is much more convenient for the users and is highly beneficial for the food chain as well.
3. Delivery Options
Just like placing your order is getting more and more advanced and convenient, food delivery is getting modern as well. We now have delivery robots, drones, and parachutes.
With the development and advent of AI, we now have droids that are capable of delivering food and are also equipped with city maps and an advanced interface capable of driving itself around without bumping into people, objects, and pets. Once these droids reach their destination users can enter their code and receive the food that they ordered.
This is the most popular trend in the food delivery industry, as more and more companies are now showing their interest in delivering food with the help of a drone. These smarted and powerful drones are capable of flying around the city to avoid people and all the traffic making the deliveries much faster and efficient. Additionally, since these drones don’t have to follow the traditional road routes, the overall distance is also decreased significantly.
Over time, we are going to see drones delivering food all around the globe, as there multiple companies that are testing and developing the technology.
Yes, you heard it right! There is a company know as Jafflechutes that is delivering toasties in Melbourn with the help of parachutes. People can place and pay for their orders via Paypal and upon confirmation, they will get their order at a fixed time and location through parachutes. Sounds really fun.
With the introduction of modern devices and technology, people associated with the food industry should start investing their time to learn and adopting all these new options to grow their business.