The need for on demand food delivery app is rising by the day as more and more people are joining the crowd of ordering takeaways, simply because of the lack of time to cook. Moreover, the art of cooking is slowly diminishing with the coming generations. Only the passionate ones want to cook. Whatever the reason for ordering a takeaway, the restaurant delivery app is a blessing for all these people and therefore more and more start ups are focused on food delivery because it is the one necessity that will be required wherever you are.
If you are a serious contender of the food delivery start up, then it is important that you know what features are required for your app to run smoothly and provide an A class customer service. Let’s look at each component in detail such that your users get the back food delivery experience.
Customer app features
- The customer should be able to register directly with the app
- Customers should be able to register their mode of payment as well their card details directly from the app
- The user should be able to order food from any eatery listed on the app that is in the nearby vicinity.
- The user has the facility to select the pickup and drop off location on the app.
- The cost of the order should be displayed and the payment is automatically done when the order has been delivered.
- User should be able to track his food delivery as it makes its way to its destination
- The payment should be automatically deducted on the delivery of the food package, with the invoice being sent to the user’s email address as well as the restaurant/sender’s email address.
- The option to add multiple cards should also be available
- The facility to check previous order history should also be there
- Customers should be able to rate and review the restaurant service and food as well as the overall experience.
The delivery/courier features
- Delivery persons should be able to register their services directly with the on demand food delivery app. The approval is given by the app/restaurant owner.
- The delivery person should have the facility to accept or decline a delivery request.
- The delivery person should be able to check out the pick up and drop off point
- The delivery person should have the facility to update his status i.e.accept/reject the booking, order pickup, order delivered etc.
- The courier should have the facility to check his booking history in any particular order, including the declined ones too.
Restaurant/App Owner features
- A smart web admin panel that will allow him to view incoming orders as well as the delivery person assigned for the delivery of that order
- The order should only be placed once a delivery person has confirmed the delivery job request
- Facility to amend/add i.e. register new delivery persons, update menu items etc
- Once payments have been made, the portal should be able to generate an invoice and send it as a message to the client.
- View ratings and reviews by customers
Now that you are fully equipped with what is required in an on demand food delivery app, isn’t it time you got cracking and started your search for a developer who will give you the app that you want for your food business? Start the business that will thrive wherever you are in the world!