Hello Peeps! Good to see you here! This blog will orbit around the ideas to build your food delivery business. I have chosen this topic because food delivery services are amazingly growing even with the pandemic in place. This topic will be looking at two popular sub-topics: food delivery services, and the other is the UberEats clone app development.
Food delivery services and UberEats like app development have almost become synonymous in recent years. First, let us start with food delivery services.
Cloud kitchen – A recent yet popular food delivery business idea
Cloud kitchen or ghost kitchen, or virtual kitchen all take the same meaning. The idea behind the cloud kitchen is that there won’t be any building for dine-in, instead of a kitchen area where food gets prepared and sent out for delivery through delivery persons.
There are two categories of cloud kitchen business models. They are,
- Shared kitchen space
- Individual kitchen
Shared kitchen space
In general, cloud kitchens are more economical as they only produce the food and dispatch the orders. Whereas, in the case of restaurants, maintenance is one big burden failing which customers may not turn up. Back to square one! Multiple restaurants can utilize shared kitchen space. Operating in a shared kitchen space is again economical as you will have to pay only for the area you use. Also, the kitchen space will be rented on a time basis, where you will operate within a specific schedule, and others will work in particular timings.
Individual kitchen space
As the name itself implies, the separate kitchen is owned by the restaurant. Generally, restaurants employ cloud kitchens to increase their production in addition to their restaurant kitchen.
The cloud kitchen is not only applicable for restaurants or other food retailers; there is another category. Besides professionals, individuals like homemakers can prepare food at their homes and deliver them via the app’s delivery partners.
Let us move on to learn the advantages of deploying cloud kitchens for your food delivery services.
Advantages Of Adopting Cloud Kitchens
Requires less set up cost
Setting up a cloud kitchen is less than owning a restaurant coupled with a dine-in facility. As seen above, you can implement a shared kitchen space or a personal kitchen space according to your budget and productivity.
Improve sales efficiently
As you will have a dedicated kitchen area, you can focus on orders to be delivered. With an app like UberEats, you will get orders notified instantly so that you can prepare the food and deliver them well before the deadline. One of the keys to improving sales is to focus on different cuisines and food segments. You can serve pizzas, healthy salads, smoothies, breakfast, meals, etc.
The smaller the area of your business, the easier the management will be. With the cloud kitchen business model, you can easily manage your menu, respond to your customers, and manage staff and delivery persons. Having a food delivery app is beneficial as you can manage every business operation through the app itself.
Points to consider before deploying cloud kitchens
The place in which your cloud kitchen is located matters. Your kitchen should be located in a centralized place so that you can deliver to multiple locations. You can either run a single cloud kitchen in a central location or multiple kitchens in different locations. Either of them will do good.
Choose the right app
As you operate as a virtual kitchen, you need the right food delivery app to receive orders. Investing in the UberEats clone app has got its own set of advantages for your business. You can integrate a whole lot of business operations into the app, right from receiving orders to managing deliveries. The app will send order notifications, track orders, track the delivery persons, see reviews given by users, and receive payments – a unified platform for your food delivery services.
Since you operate as a cloud kitchen and don’t own any physical store, it must promote your business among users. So, what are the ways to promote your brand? You can increase your social media presence in popular social media handles like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Besides social media presence, you can promote your business through the app by displaying ads, sending push notifications to customers regarding your menu and offers.
Working Of The UberEats Clone
The Customer App
Step 1: Your customers will open the app and complete the registration process if he/she is new to your app. In the case of existing customers, they will directly log in.
Step 2: The app will ask for location information and show restaurants or kitchens based on the customer’s location.
Step 3: Customers can sort out the restaurants or food items by entering names on the search filter.
Step 4: They will select the items, quantity and add them to the cart.
Step 5: Before checking out, they can either opt for immediate delivery or schedule the time for delivery or then make the payment.
The Service Provider App Or The Restaurant App
Step 1: The service providers or restaurants should register themselves on the app to get listed.
Step 2: They will enter the menu available on the app to place orders just by looking at the digital menu.
Step 3: When a customer places an order, the service provider will get notified via the app and prepare the order.
Step 4: Once the order is prepared, notifications will be sent to the nearest or available delivery persons.
Step 5: Once the delivery person arrives at their place, they will send out the orders through UberEats clone app.
The Delivery Person App
Step 1: The delivery person will complete the compulsory registration process if he/she is new to the app. Otherwise, they can directly log in with their credentials.
Step 2: The delivery person will receive the notification for delivery from the service providers.
Step 3: If they are available, they will reach out to the service provider and take the orders.
Step 4: Using the app’s navigation system, he/she will go to the customers’ location and complete the delivery.
Step 5: The delivery person will be able to see his/her earning from the app itself.
That’s it! We have reached the end of the blog. Started with the cloud kitchen business model, we narrowed it down to working with the food delivery app. I hope that this blog will kindle you to venture into the food delivery business by developing the UberEats clone.