There are many choices when looking for low cost online ordering software for restaurants. Unfortunately, most software companies charge the restaurant a high percentage of each order or they quote a low rate that that only covers online ordering without the extremely important iPhone and Android apps. Restaurants are then required to pay for upgrades and pay additional fees for features that should have been included in the first place. All these extras end up putting the restaurant way over budget on what they planned on paying monthly for a simple online ordering system.
Takeout Rocket provides a very simple pricing model with no gimmicks. In addition, we feel we have what is the best online ordering software for restaurants available. Our two pricing plans include not only web-based ordering, but also Apple and Android apps are included at no additional cost, so customers can easily order from their smart phones. This gives your existing and new customers the ability to order from any device, whether they are at home on their desktop, or if they are out on the go or working late.
Our team works closely with our restaurant clients to give them the personal attention they need. We want them to succeed and grow their business. One way to do that is we decrease their costs for takeout ordering and help them to increase the number of takeout orders they do each month.
Decrease the Cost for Online Ordering Software for Restaurants
Once we saw how much our competitors were charging restaurants for a simple takeout ordering app, we saw a tremendous opportunity to help restaurants save money. There is no need to charge 15% to 30% like some of our competitors for a software program connected to PayPal. We decided to charge a flat rate of $49.99 per month which requires the restaurant to have their takeout credit card processing go through our designated processor. We also offer an even lower rate of $29.99 per month if the restaurant agrees to have us handle all their credit card processing through our designated processor.
See the example below which gives you an idea of how much restaurants can save each month with Takeout Rocket online ordering software for restaurants. Obviously, the more takeout volume a restaurant does the more they are saving, however, even small restaurants can save a significant amount.
Savings Example: If a restaurant is paying 15% per order and doing $3,000 per month in takeout ordering, they are paying $450 per month (plus credit card processing costs), so with the $49.95 plan Takeout Rocket would be saving the restaurant $400 per month or close to $5,000 per year, which is a huge savings.
How Much are Restaurants Really Paying to Online Ordering Companies? TOO MUCH!
Percentage Example: If a restaurant is paying 10% of the online order and $5.00 per online order, then an online takeout order of $20.00 is costing the restaurant $7.00 or a whopping 35%. Even on a $30.00 order it is costing the restaurant $8.00 or 27%. Based on these percentages, the restaurant can actually be losing money, especially if they are doing a large number of $15.00 takeout orders, which can easily happen at lunch time. We believe the combination of our low cost and online ordering features makes us the best online ordering software for restaurants in any side-by-side comparison. Contact us for a free evaluation and comparison of your current costs to see how much we can save you.
Increase the Number of Takeout Orders
While Takeout Rocket can’t guarantee a restaurant will increase the number of its takeout orders when it switches to us, we do have our own marketing strategy we implement for each restaurant. The Takeout Rocket marketing strategy includes hundreds of social media posts for each restaurant using a combination of some or all of the most popular social media networks like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. We even helped develop a popular social media app to promote businesses on the major social media platforms so we know a thing or two about marketing. If you have any special posting requests like a “Wednesday Special” or “Fish Friday” or “Taco Tuesday” just let us know and we will accommodate your specific request.
Our monthly plans are not percentage based and we don’t trick you into paying for extra features that should have been included in the first place. Our online ordering software for restaurants, includes all the features you need, including mobile apps and push notifications sent via text messaging. Millennials make up a large market for takeout ordering so our marketing, social media and push notification features help restaurants attract millennial customers. Millennials frequently dine out and even more importantly millennials frequently order take-out food, sometimes as much as five times per week.
Restaurants are not all the same when it comes to takeout ordering and Takeout Rocket understands. While each restaurant has specific needs, they do share some similarities. We listened to our existing and potential restaurant clients to create a best in class online ordering software for restaurants. We succeeded in creating a terrific, low cost takeout ordering app that provides superior service at an affordable price.
Our goal is to provide the best pricing and service possible to restaurants large and small. Most small restaurant owners have seen their fair share of good times and bad, and we provide them with valuable options and solutions. We believe in taking the mystery out of the whole process and keeping it simple.
Here’s our key to the best online ordering software for restaurants:
► Cost savings to the Restaurant using a flat monthly rate ($49.99 or $29.99 plan)
► Ease of use for the Restaurant and Customer (Android/Apple/Desktop/Laptop/Tablet)
► Free social media and in-store marketing materials to help increase takeout orders from new and existing Customers
We knew there was a real need for better online ordering software for restaurants at a reasonable price so we came up with a simple price plan. Takeout Rocket’s Standard Plan costs $49.99 per month. We also have a Premium Plan which costs $29.99 per month, but requires restaurants to put all their credit card processing (takeout and dine-in) through Takeout Rocket’s designated processor. The savings to a restaurant are very significant, especially for restaurants doing more than $1,000 per month in takeout orders through a percentage based competitor.
Saving Money with our Online Ordering Software for Restaurants
Takeout Rocket’s two plans apply to all restaurants whether they are full-service restaurants (FSRs), fast casual or quick-service restaurants (QSRs), diners or even fine dining. If you are one location, or multi-location, no problem, give us a call and we well get you going in no time. If you want to integrate our software with your POS system, no problem either, we’re happy to help.
Easy to Use Online Ordering Software for Restaurants
Keeping not only the restaurant in mind, but also the customer, we made sure our online ordering features were easy to use and could be used by customers whether they were at home on their desktop, laptop or tablet, or smart phone. Our apps are available to restaurant customers for free and can be downloaded at the App Store and Google Play.
Free Social Media to Help Increase Takeout Orders
Last, but not least, we know the importance of exposure and how that can increase a restaurant’s business. Having been part of a social media software development team, we decided to integrate that software into our model, as well as a few other strategies we felt would help restaurants with increased order flow. With the right tools at our finger tips we realized we could provide a valuable service to the restaurant industry.
The Takeout Rocket team felt it was very important to provide social media marketing as part of our online ordering software for restaurants, at no additional charge. Some of our competitors don’t even assist restaurants with marketing or promotion, and some that do charge extra for marketing.
Some of our competitors make restaurants bid against each other making them pay more for better placement on a page, even paying as much as 30% to get a second page ranking on their platform. OUCH!!!
Restaurant owners and managers barely have time to monitor social media let alone come up with a marketing plan posting 100 or more relevant social media posts per month to promote their restaurant, specials, holiday events and new menu items. That’s why we include over 300 social media posts in our $49.99 Standard Plan and over 500 social media posts in our $29.99 Premium Plan. We offer more value in our Premium Plan, even though it costs less, because we require the restaurant to do all of its credit card processing through our designated processor.
It is difficult to be a restaurant and ignore social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and especially Instagram. Unfortunately most restaurants just don’t have the time or skills to do it effectively. We not only see the importance of these channels, but we provide marketing efforts for no additional charge. It’s all included in the monthly plan.
At Takeout Rocket, the restaurant and food and beverage industries are our passion. With a background in restaurant merchant solutions, technology, web development and social media marketing, co-founders Joe and Lou count a good number of restaurants as their valued customers. They have provided numerous clients with unparalleled service and pricing over the years to help increase their revenues and cut costs.
Based on the demands and feedback Joe and Lou were getting from their customers, establishing a company to provide online ordering software for restaurants became the next logical step. After conducting deep market research on restaurant industry needs, pricing and features they constructed a premium online ordering system which they feel is the best in its class.