There’s no doubt that take-out ordering apps have overtaken the Restaurant Industry. This convenience is simply too good to ignore, especially in areas that have long had take-out.
One-in-three British adults living in Wales stated that they have been eating out more often during the lockdown season. You can only imagine how much more your restaurant business will grow with a takeaway/delivery app.
The competition is tough but it’s worth it. That’s how the industry operates. It might seem appealing to partner with Uber Eats, a well-known mobile app for food delivery. However, once your realize the cost savings that you can make creating your own app, you’ll be hooked.
How to make an app similar to Uber Eats
Even though you can talk to an app developer, and let him do the work for you, you need to be at least familiar with the basics. As a restaurant proprietor, you must ensure that any investment you make serves its purpose.
You might not get the app you want if your basic understanding of app development is not sufficient. It is important to understand the competition so you don’t get overwhelmed.
First, it is important to understand your business model. You need to build an app similar to Uber Eats.
UberEats is a food delivery business model
According to industry experts the business model is essential to the success of a food delivery business. Here’s a quick overview on how this app became so successful.
Ubereats works as a restaurant distributor. Ubereats works in partnership with restaurants before delivering food to customers.
Ubereats has two main segments, the restaurants and delivery partners. Ubereats is a logistical partner that supports restaurants to ensure the delivery of delicious and fresh food.
This app provides a unique set of selling points to its partners. Once you have your app, here are some value propositions.
- Use advanced search filters
- Your customer’s preferences will guide you to the best restaurants
- Deliveries customized
- Real-time tracking and analysis of order status
- UberEats Key Elements
Here are the main players and elements that UberEats employs to run this type business model.
Restaurants can use the app to manage orders and update menus. Restaurants have the ability to update the name, contact information, closing and opening hours, as well the prices for each menu item.
UberEats offers many ordering options.
Customers can customize their order. Customers can personalize their delivery dates and times according to their convenience.
Real-time ordering is possible – Customers have the option to choose from a selection of nearby restaurants that offer the items they are looking for. This is especially useful for customers who need to have their food delivered quickly.
They can deliver multiple orders at once and accept or reject food orders from restaurants. UberEats delivers food at the host’s home. They assign delivery tasks based upon their proximity to the restaurant or customers.
Steps to create an UberEats food delivery app
There are a few key points to keep in mind as you consider the creation of a food delivery platform. Without clear plans and vision, you’ll struggle to compete in the marketplace.
Step 1 – Conduct thorough research on the current market position in the Food and Restaurant Industry
The first step to making your app standout is to research and analyze the market trends within the food industry. Discover what technology trends your competitors are using to increase their food delivery business.
You need to understand what your target audience wants from an online food ordering and delivery service. Staying current on industry trends is another important aspect. Look at how you can incorporate them into your restaurant.
Step 2: Selecting the best business plan
It is important to select the right business model for your business in order to achieve your goals. The two most commonly used business models for online food ordering or delivery are Order Only and the Order and Delivery model.
They differ in logistics support, features, as well as monetization methods.
Only Model Order
This model allows the food platform, as its name implies to manage and accept orders. Deliveries are the responsibility of restaurants. Restaurants generate revenue in order-only arrangements. Just Eat is a great example of this type of model.
Delivery and Ordering Model
In other words: the food platform manages the logistical system while the restaurant partners take care of the order. The entire order is accepted, processed, and delivered by the food platform. This is UberEats’ business model.
Step 3: Get to work on the app’s most essential features
You should be able to order food and have delivery options. However, you should look for unique features that make your restaurant standout. Below are some of the features that your app should include.
Interface for Customers
- Easy login and account registration
- There are many restaurants to choose from
- Cancellations or orders can be coordinated
- It is possible to reorder past orders
- Flexible and secure payment options
- Get Deals and Save
- Notifications & Push Alerts
- Reward Programs
- Advanced search
- Feedback, reviews, and ratings
Interface with Delivery Partner
- Simple registration
- Send us your delivery order
- Setting the availability status
- App-based navigation allows you to track delivery points
- Earnings report
- Monitoring and managing multidelivery
- Simple registration
- Menu and photo management
- Order Management
- Delivery management
- Payment management
- Customer Support Management
- Delivery management
- Restaurant and store management
- Location of map in each area
- Analyses and analysis of statistical data
- Multiple languages available
- Payment management
Step 4 – Choose the technology stack to be used
To ensure your app provides a seamless experience in ordering food, you need to stack it with the right technology. Here are the technologies we use for Ubereats.
- Mobile Integration (iPhone/Android).
- Backend: Express js (Node js), Express js (MongoDB), Nginx, Sockets io
- Frontend: Redux UI, React.js and Material UI
- Server AWS EC2, SM3
- APIs Twilio for SMS and Google Maps
Step 5 – Hire a professional team
A development company that has a flexible team of professionals will complete your job professionally. They are experts in many technological fields.
This is what a team of experts should look like:
- Android and IOS developers
- Front and Backend Developers
- UI Designer
- Business analysts
- Project manager
- Test engineers
The platform is an integral part of your business and must be created by industry professionals. If you have a strong marketing and business strategy as well as a business setup that is simple for customers, couriers and partners to use, your business will succeed.